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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 Presentation – “Who Are the Sobaípuri O’odham”

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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TOUR FULL – WAITING LIST STARTED. 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…

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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 Presentation – “Celebrating the Solstice”

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

January 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
U-Like Oriental Buffet Asian Cuisine,
330 S. Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ United States
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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…

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

January 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - April 3, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
Old Pueblo Archaeology Center,
2201 W. 44th St., Tucson, AZ 85713 United States
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“Prehistory of the Southwest: The Hohokam Culture of Southern Arizona” adult-education class (first of 10 weekly class sessions) taught by archaeologist Allen Dart at Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 2201 W. 44th Street, Tucson. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday evening January 30 through April 3; fee of $95 ($80 for members of Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, Arizona Archaeological Society, or Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary) does not include the cost of Arizona Archaeological Society membership or AAS Certification Program registration1…

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February 2018

“Ventana Cave, Rock Art & Tohono O’odham Children’s Shrine”

February 10, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Park & Ride lot at I-10/Ruthrauff Rd. or 3160 N. Toltec Rd. (Eloy),
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On Saturday, February 10, 2018, join Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Ventana Cave, Rock Art & Tohono O’odham Children’s Shrine” car-caravan educational tour with archaeologist Allen Dart. This caravan tour will depart from Tucson at the Park & Ride parking lot at I-10 and Ruthrauff Rd. (northeast corner of the I-10 westbound Frontage Road at Exit 252) or at 7 a.m. on the east (front) side of the McDonalds Restaurant at 3160 N. Toltec Rd. in Eloy (accessible from I-10 Exit…

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