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Arts and Culture of Ancient Southern Arizona Hohokam Indians

March 12, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

An Ancient Family? Photograph by Arthur W. Vokes of Hohokam figurines carved from seashell.

An Ancient Family? Photograph by Arthur W. Vokes of Hohokam figurines carved from seashell.

The Hohokam Native American culture flourished in southern Arizona from the sixth through fifteenth centuries. Hohokam artifacts, architecture, and other material culture provide archaeologists with clues for identifying where the Hohokam lived, interpreting how they adapted to the Sonoran Desert for centuries, and explaining why their culture mysteriously disappeared. In this presentation archaeologist Allen Dart illustrates the material culture of the Hohokam and presents possible interpretations about their relationships to the natural world, time reckoning, religious practices, beliefs, and deities, and possible reasons for the eventual demise of their way of life, using rich illustrations of Hohokam arti­facts, rock art, and other cultural features. This free presentation by archaeologist Allen Dart for “History Speaks” series at The Museum of Casa Grande (110 W. Florence Blvd, Casa Grande, AZ) will be held on Saturday March 12, 2016 from 2:00-3:00 PM. The program is made possible by Arizona Humanities. This is not an Old Pueblo Archaeology Center-sponsored event. For event details contact Ashley Moser at 520-836-2223 or blackbird6767@yahoo.com; for information about the activity subject matter contact Allen Dart at Tucson telephone 520-798-1201 or adart@oldpueblo.org.



March 12, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Museum of Casa Grande
110 W. Florence Blvd.
Casa Grande, AZ United States
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