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“Arts and Culture of Ancient Southern Arizona Hohokam Indians”

December 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Watercolor by C. Kemper "Golden Valley," depicts the Hohokam building canals to bring life-giving water to the barren desert.

Watercolor by C. Kemper “Golden Valley,” depicts the Hohokam building canals to bring life-giving water to the barren desert.

This free presentation will be given by archaeologist Allen Dart  for the Rim Country Chapter, Arizona Archaeological Society, at Fellowship Hall of the Church of the Holy Nativity, 1414 Easy Street, Payson, on Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 10-11:30 am. 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. The program is made possible by Arizona Humanities.

* This is not an Old Pueblo Archaeology Center-sponsored event. For event details contact Evelyn Christian at 928-476-3092 or elkwoman3@msn.com; for information about the activity subject matter contact Allen Dart at Tucson telephone 520-798-1201 or adart@oldpueblo.org.


December 17, 2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Evelyn Christian


Church of the Holy Nativity
1414 Easy Street
Payson, AZ 85541 United States
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