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Archaeology and Climate Change: Reconstructing El Niño on the North Coast of Peru
February 5, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This free presentation will be given by Dr. Gary Huckleberry at the 5th Annual Arizona Scitech Festival at Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix at 1:00 PM.* As scientists watch the development of possibly the strongest El Niño in almost 20 years, the question arises as to how often such weather events happened in the past and what effects they had on ancient societies. Gary Huckleberry will present on-going research from coastal Peru where scientists are studying geological and archaeological evidence for past El Niños and trying to understand their role in the rise and fall of ancient Prehispanic states. Studies that integrate climate change and archaeology provide context to current challenges related to global warming. Gary Huckleberry has conducted 30 years of geoarchaeological consulting and research in western North America and coastal Peru.
* This is not an Old Pueblo Archaeology Center event. For more information call 602-534-1573 or visit pueblogrande.com or azscitechfest.org.