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Archaeology Café – Phoenix Underground. Knowledge seekers of every kind are welcome at Archaeology Café, where experts share their latest research on Phoenix’s deep and diverse history in a jargon-free zone. Former City Archaeologist Todd Bostwick kicks off the series with an exploration of Archaeology Under the Freeways. Learn more about what was found under the freeways we all travel daily.
Presented by Archaeology Southwest, a nonprofit organization working across the Southwest to explore and protect the places of our past, Archaeology Café is an informal forum where adults can learn more about the Southwest’s deep history and speak directly to experts. At Archaeology Café, we break down the static, jargon-laden dynamic of traditional lectures, and have an expert share some ideas with the group in ways that get discussion going. (Food and drink make things a little livelier, too.)
Over the past decades, thanks to archaeological investigations in advance of new freeway construction, much has been learned about Phoenix’s history and the lives of the people who lived in the Valley in the past. Dr. Todd Bostwick was involved in many of these investigations, and he will give Café-goers a look under the freeways to learn more about what archaeologists uncovered during those excavation projects.
Todd Bostwick, Ph.D., is currently Director of Archaeology with the Verde Valley Archaeology Center and Museum in Camp Verde. He served for 21 years as the City Archaeologist for the City of Phoenix at Pueblo Grande Museum. He was a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University and at Northern Arizona University for seven years.
We gather at around 5:30 p.m. at the Changing Hands Bookstore (300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix AZ) to visit and enjoy food and beverages. The program begins at 6 p.m.
This program is made possible, in part, by The Smith Living Trust and Arizona Humanities.