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Archaeology Southwest's Archaeology Cafés

Calling archaeology enthusiasts, history lovers, armchair anthropologists, and knowledge seekers of every kind!

We welcome you to Archaeology Café, an informal forum where adults can learn more about the Southwest’s deep history and speak directly to experts. Archaeology Southwest’s popular program is beginning its ninth season in Tucson and its fifth season in metro Phoenix.

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.)

In addition, Archaeology Southwest videotapes these events and adds them to our digital video archive, where they are accessible to a global audience. We also have a YouTube channel with these videos and many more.

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.

For meeting times, dates, locations, and topics, choose a city below:


Tucson Cafe

Archaeology Café in Tucson

Click here for more information and a full schedule of Archaeology Cafés at Casa Vicente in downtown Tucson, Arizona

Phoenix Cafe

Archaeology Café in Metro Phoenix

Click here for more information and a full schedule of Archaeology Cafés at Macayo’s Depot Cantina in Tempe, Arizona.


For more information, or to be added to our email list for upcoming cafés, contact us by email.


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