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September 2017

“Third Thursday Food for Thought”

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Karichimaka Mexican Restaurant,
5252 S. Mission Rd., Tucson, AZ United States
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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…

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“Autumn Equinox Tour of Los Morteros and Picture Rocks Petroglyphs Archaeological Sites”

September 22 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Silverbell Road & Linda Vista Blvd.,
Silverbell Road & Linda Vista Blvd., Marana, AZ United States
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To celebrate the autumnal equinox, archaeologist Allen Dart (Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s executive director) leads this tour to Los Morteros, an ancient village site that includes a Hohokam ballcourt and bedrock mortars, and to Picture Rocks, where ancient petroglyphs include a solstice and equinox calendar marker, dancing human-like figures, whimsical animals, and other rock symbols made by Hohokam Indians between A.D. 650 and 1450. Tour will be on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 8am to noon. The fee is $20…

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“Prehistory of the Southwest: The Hohokam Culture of Southern Arizona” Class

September 29 @ 6:30 pm - December 8 @ 8:30 pm
Old Pueblo Archaeology Center,
2201 W. 44th St., Tucson, AZ 85713 United States
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Beginning September 29 through December 8, 2017, each Friday evening (skip Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 24) from 6:30-8:30pm, archaeologist Allen Dart will be teaching the adult-education class “Prehistory of the Southwest: The Hohokam Culture of Southern Arizona.” Dart teaches this class in ten 2-hour sessions to explore the archaeology of the ancient Hohokam culture of the American Southwest. The class covers Hohokam origins, subsistence and settlement systems, social and organizational systems, material culture including ceramics, other artifacts, and architecture, interaction within…

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October 2017

“Tucson and Marana Yoeme (Yaqui Indian) Communities” Cultural Sites Tour

October 28 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bwe’u Hu’upa (Big Mesquite) site,
1317 W. Irvington Rd., Tucson, AZ United States
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On Saturday, October 28, 2017, this car-caravan cultural sites tour with Yoeme traditional culture specialist Felipe S. Molina, will start at the Bwe’u Hu’upa (Big Mesquite) site in the Santa Cruz River Park at 1317 W. Irvington Road, Tucson (on south side of Irvington just west of the Santa Cruz River). Time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $25 ($20 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members). Felipe S. Molina was taught the indigenous language, culture, and…

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November 2017

“Chukui Kawi/Cerro Prieto: Yoeme Sacred Mountain, Hohokam Trincheras, and Petroglyphs” Tour

November 11 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
McDonald’s Restaurant,
13934 N. Sandario Rd., Marana, AZ United States
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Old Pueblo Archaeology Center presents Chukui Kawi/Cerro Prieto: Yoeme Sacred Mountain, Hohokam Trincheras, and Petroglyphs car-caravan cultural sites tour with Yoeme traditional culture specialist Felipe S. Molina and archaeologist Allen Dart. Details on the sites and for the tour can be viewed on the flyer (see link below). Tour will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 8 am to around 4 pm. Meets at McDonald’s Restaurant, 13934 N. Sandario Rd., Marana, Arizona, near Interstate 10 Exit 36 (Marana).…

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“Third Thursday Food for Thought”

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
U-Like Oriental Buffet Asian Cuisine,
5101 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ United States
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Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner featuring “Who Are the Sobaípuri O’odham: The Sobaípuri Legacy at the San Xavier/Wa:k Community” presentation and video by Deni J. Seymour, Tony Burrell, and David Tenario at U-Like Oriental Buffet Restaurant, 5101 N. Oracle Rd. (at River Rd.), Tucson; cosponsored by Arizona Humanities. This free program is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. (Order your own dinner off of the restaurant’s menu.) Over the last couple of decades much has been…

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December 2017

Sears Point and Painted Rocks Petroglyphs, and Gatlin Hohokam Site Tour

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Interstate 8, Exit 78, 39 miles west of Gila Bend, AZ,
Gila Bend, AZ United States
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On Saturday, December 9, 2017, archaeologist Dr. Aaron M. Wright will guide guests on a tour of Sears Point and Painted Rocks Petroglyphs, and the Gatlin Hohokam site. The tour group will meet at 10:00 am at Interstate 8, Exit 78 (Spot Road), approximately 39 miles west of Gila Bend, Arizona. Fee: $45 ($36 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members). Tour leader Aaron Wright, a Preservation Archaeologist with Tucson’s Archaeology Southwest organization, has research interests…

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Jim Click’s “Millions for Tucson Raffle” – Support Old Pueblo Archaeology Center

December 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tucson’s Jim Click Automotive Team will give away a 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum edition SUV in a raffle to raise millions of dollars for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and other southern Arizona nonprofit organizations. With your contribution you could win this 2017 vehicle – or the second prize, two first-class airline tickets to anywhere in the world; or the third prize of $5,000 in cash! And 100% of your contribution will support Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, which gets to keep…

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“Third Thursday Food for Thought”

December 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Picture Rocks Redemptorist Renewal Center,
7101 W. Picture Rocks Rd., Tucson, AZ United States
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On Thursday, December 21, 2017, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” event will feature Picture Rocks Petroglyphs Tour, Dinner, and “Celebrating the Solstice: Southwestern Rock Calendars and Ancient Time Pieces” presentation by archaeologist Allen Dart in the Dining Hall and Petroglyph Auditorium of the Picture Rocks Redemptorist Renewal Center (PRRNC), 7101 W. Picture Rocks Road, Tucson. Petroglyphs tour at 5:30, dinner at 6:00, presentation 7:15-8:30 p.m. Dinner $15 per person, tour and presentation free. Native Americans in…

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January 2018

“Baboquivari Peak Sacred Cave and Petroglyphs”

January 6, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Pima Community College,
401 N. Bonita Ave., Tucson, AZ 85709 United States
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On Saturday, January 6, 2018, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center executive director Allen Dart will lead a car-caravan educational tour of Baboquivari Peak Sacred Cave and Petroglyphs. Tour group will depart at 7:00 am from Pima Community College, 401 N. Bonita Ave., Tucson (or meet tour in Baboqui­vari Campground east of Topawa on the reservation at 8:30 am) to sites in and near Topawa on Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation, Arizona. The tour ends around 4:00 pm at Picture Rock on the reservation;…

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