“Third Thursday Food for Thought”
September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” on Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6-8:30pm will feature archaeologist Dr. Aaron M. Wright who will present “Hohokam/Patayan to O’odham/Yuman: The Cultural Landscape of the Lower Gila River.”
The lower Gila River is a complicated cultural landscape. Though for many this remote region in southwestern Arizona is a terra incognita, over millennia, different cultural traditions ebbed and flowed along the river’s banks, with generation after generation leaving their mark on the rocks and in the sand. Major rock art sites, such as Sears Point and Painted Rock, attest to the depth and richness of this cultural landscape. In this Third Thursday Food for Thought, Dr. Wright will cast contemporary light on the archaeology and post-contact history of the lower Gila River. This talk will draw on recent research emerging from ongoing efforts to establish a Great Bend of the Gila National Monument. Dr. Wright will provide an overview of that effort, and detail how collaboration with descendant communities is helping to refine broader understanding of contemporary tribal connections to this landscape.
This free presentation will be held at Karichimaka Mexican Restaurant, 5252 S. Mission Rd., in Tucson. Reservations are required: firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-798-1201. PLEASE WAIT TO HEAR FROM OLD PUEBLO THAT YOUR RESERVATION HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BEFORE ATTENDING because the Fire Code limits how many guests we can have in the restaurant meeting room. Reservations must be requested before 5 p.m. on the Wednesday before the program date. Guests may select and purchase their own dinners from the restaurant’s menu. There is no entry fee but donations will be requested to benefit Old Pueblo’s educational efforts.