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Dr. Scott Ortman (University of Colorado) joins us for our November café. This season’s theme is “Connections.”
Recent studies of 17th-century New Mexico have focused almost exclusively on the negative consequences of Spanish contact for Native people. Although Spanish colonization was disastrous, Pueblo people also willingly incorporated many elements of Spanish culture during this period. This simple fact suggests a more balanced perspective is needed. Recognizing that Pueblo people have always participated in a multi-cultural world, and are not mere victims of Colonization, provides an important counter-narrative to the emphases of Post-Colonial scholarship and a more realistic model for the long-term vitality of Pueblo culture.
Archaeology Café is an informal forum where adults can learn more about the Southwest’s deep history and speak directly to experts. We have based Archaeology Café on the science pub or science cafe model that developed in Europe and quickly spread to major American cities. 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.)
The program is free, but participants are encouraged to order their own refreshments. Although kids may attend with adult supervision, Archaeology Cafés are best for adults and young adults.
If accommodation is needed due to disability, please contact Linda Pierce by email or phone, (520) 882-6946, ext. 23.
Place: We meet in the Aztec Room of Macayo’s Central, 4001 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, near the Indian School light rail stop.
Time: Presentations begin after 6:00 p.m. It is best to arrive at about 5:30 p.m. in order to get settled, as seating is open and unreserved, but limited. Share tables and make new friends!
Cost: Archaeology Café is free, but guests are encouraged to order their own refreshments from the menu. Enjoy happy hour prices!
- Macayo’s Central