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. Archaeologist Mike Lindeman will explore Archaeology Under the Downtown Streets (and Runways). Recent development has led to new insights into Phoenix’s deep past in the downtown area.
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.)
When driving through construction or road work in downtown Phoenix, do you ever wonder just what might be found under our city streets? In this second in a series of Archaeology Cafes focused on Phoenix “underground,” Dr. Lindeman share some stories from his experiences leading archaeological excavations both downtown and amidst the runways of Sky Harbor Airport. Come learn more about the history of this place you call home.
Michael W. Lindeman, Ph.D., is a Principal Investigator with Desert Archaeology, Inc., a cultural resources management firm that has completed over 2,300 archaeological projects across the Southwest. He specializes in the archaeology of southern and central Arizona with a special focus on the Hohokam era. His research interests include the implications of site structure and settlement patterns for understanding prehistoric social organization, social differentiation in middle range societies, and household-based production and specialization.
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.