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Third Thursday Food for Thought Presentation – “From the Four Corners to the Lands of Chocolate”

January 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner on Thursday, January 18, 2018, will feature the presentation “From the Four Corners to the Lands of Chocolate: Mayan Southwestern Historical Contact, Ideas and Trade” by Dr. Sharonah Fredrick (cosponsored by Arizona Humanities). Contrary to now-discounted ideas that the Native cultures of the Southwest lived in isolation from each other, recent archaeology has revealed, at Chaco Canyon and many other sites throughout the lands of the Four Corners, the civilizations of our region and those of ancient Central America were in a long-standing and profitable relationship with each other. This connection spanned the interchange of trade, belief systems, luxury goods, art, travel, ideas – and chocolate, always one of the America’s prized foods. In this presentation Dr. Fredrick illuminates an exciting narrative of voyages, archaeology, and history, and illustrates how deeply peoples of the Southwest were involved in inter-American history.

These cylindrical pottery vases from Chaco Canyon likely were used especially for chocolate beverages (from Plate 68 in "The Material Culture of Pueblo Bonito" by Neil M. Judd, 1954, Smithsonian Misc. Collections No. 124, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.)

These cylindrical pottery vases from Chaco Canyon likely were used especially for chocolate beverages (from Plate 68 in “The Material Culture of Pueblo Bonito” by Neil M. Judd, 1954, Smithsonian Misc. Collections No. 124, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.)

This free presentation will be from 6:00-8:30pm at ULike Asian Buffet Restaurant, 330 S. Wilmot Rd., Tucson (order your own dinner off of the restaurant’s menu). Reservations are required: info@oldpueblo.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.

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Date:
January 18, 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Organizer

Allen Dart
Phone:
520-798-1201

Venue

U-Like Oriental Buffet Asian Cuisine
330 S. Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ United States
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