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“Ancient Southwestern Native American Pottery”
January 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, a free presentation by archaeologist Allen Dart for the Heard Museum Guild’s “history of pottery” series will be held at the Heard Museum’s Steele Auditorium, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix from 10:00-11:00 AM. Dart will show Native American ceramic styles that characterized specific eras in the U.S. Southwest prior to about A.D. 1300, and discuss how archaeologists use pottery for dating archaeological sites and interpreting ancient lifeways. He will discuss the importance of context in archaeology, how the things people make change in style over time, and how different styles are useful for identifying different cultures and for dating archaeological sites. His many illustrations include examples of ancient pottery types made throughout the American Southwest from about 2,000 to 700 years ago, as a prelude to the Heard’s January 28 and February 4 presentations about post-1300 Acoma, Hopi, and other Southwestern pottery types. For more information contact David Rothberg at 602-750-3248 (cell), 602-224-9674 (home), or email@example.com.