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Arts and Culture of Ancient Southern Arizona Hohokam Indians
April 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFREE
“Arts and Culture of Ancient Southern Arizona Hohokam Indians” free presentation by archaeologist Allen Dart for “Amazing Arizona” speaker series at Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista, Arizona; cosponsored by Arizona Humanities.*
1-2 p.m. Free
The Hohokam Native American culture flourished in southern Arizona from the sixth through fifteenth centuries, and the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Tohono O’odham (Papago) occupied this region historically. Ancient Hohokam artifacts, architecture, and other material culture provide archaeologists with clues for identifying where the Hohokam lived, for interpreting how they adapted to the Sonoran Desert for centuries, and explaining why the Hohokam 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, their time reckoning, religious practices, beliefs, and deities, and possible reasons for the eventual demise of their way of life. Funding for the program is provided by Arizona Humanities.
* This is not an Old Pueblo Archaeology Center-sponsored event. For event details contact Librarian Susan Abend at 520-439-2263 or firstname.lastname@example.org; for information about the activity subject matter contact Allen Dart at Tucson telephone 520-798-1201 or email@example.com.