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December 2017

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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Arrowhead-making and Flintknapping Workshop

December 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old Pueblo Archaeology Center,
2201 W. 44th St., Tucson, AZ 85713 United States
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On December 16, 2017, from 9:00 am to noon, join us for the “Arrowhead-making and Flintknapping Workshop” with flintknapper Sam Greenleaf at Old Pueblo Archaeology Center,  2201 W. 44th Street, Tucson (in Tucson Unified School District’s Ajo Service Center, just west of La Cholla Blvd., ½-mile north of John F. Kennedy Park). Fee: $35 ($28 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members) fee includes all materials and equipment. Learn how to make arrowheads, spear points, and…

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Third Thursday Food for Thought Presentation – “Celebrating the Solstice”

December 21 @ 5:00 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 starts at 5:00 p.m., dinner at 6:00, presentation 7:15-8:30 p.m. Dinner $15 per person, tour and presentation free. Native…

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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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Third Thursday Food for Thought Presentation – “Cochise and Bascom, How the Apache Wars Began”

February 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
El Molinito Mexican Restaurant,
10180 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ United States
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Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner featuring “Cochise and Bascom, How the Apache Wars Began” free presentation by historian Doug Hocking at El Molinito Mexican Restaurant, 10180 N. Oracle Rd., Oro Valley, Arizona, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm; cosponsored by Arizona Humanities. In 1861, Lieutenant George Bascom confronted Chiricahua Apache leader Cochise demanding the return of the abducted boy, Felix Ward (aka Mickey Free). The epic 14-day affair, 70 soldiers surrounded by 500 Apaches rescued by…

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March 2018

Vista del Rio Site Tour

March 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Vista del Rio Cultural Resource Park,
7575 E. Desert Arbors St. (at Dos Hombres Road), Tucson, AZ United States
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On March 3, 2018, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Vista del Rio Residents’ Association will sponsor a free archaeological tour of the Vista del Rio site, located at Vista del Rio Park, 7575 E. Desert Arbors St. (at Dos Hombres Road), Tucson. From 9:00-10:00 am, archaeologist Allen Dart (Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s executive director) will lead this tour of Vista del Rio, an ancient village of the Hohokam archaeological culture that inhabited southern Arizona between AD 650 and 1450, in…

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Third Thursday Food for Thought Presentation – “El Camino del Diablo”

March 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner featuring the presentation “El Camino del Diablo” by Charles R. “Butch” Farabee at a Tucson-area restaurant to be announced. This free presentation is from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. **** Description coming. 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…

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