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Third Thursday Food for Thought Presentation – “The Ancient Hohokam Ballgame of Arizona”

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

An excavated and reconstructed Hohokam ballcourt at the Pueblo Grande archaeological site in Phoenix; photograph provided by Todd W. Bostwick

An excavated and reconstructed Hohokam ballcourt at the Pueblo Grande archaeological site in Phoenix; photograph provided by Todd W. Bostwick

Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner on Thursday, January 18, 2018, from 6:00-8:30 pm, will feature the presentation “The Ancient Hohokam Ballgame of Arizona” by Dr. Todd Bostwick. The ancient Hohokam culture of Arizona constructed at least 200 ball courts more than 800 years ago. These oval depressions were likely used to play a ball game that originated in southern Mexico, where the game was played with a rubber ball and had a very important role in reenacting the creation of humans in this world. This presentation will describe the recorded Hohokam ball courts located within Hohokam villages scattered throughout Arizona, summarize what archaeologists propose they were used for, and discuss how these public structures may relate to what is known about the Mexican rubber ball games, which are still played today. This program was made possible by Arizona Humanities.

This free presentation will be from 6:00-8:30pm at U-Like Oriental Buffet Restaurant, 5101 N. Oracle 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
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
5101 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ United States
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