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“Arch & Hist Ancestors”
April 18, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
On Monday, April 18, 2016, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society, Raymond H. Thompson will present brief biological sketches of AAHS’s founding fathers. Dr. Thompson served as the Director of the Arizona State Museum for 34 years, while also a Professor of Archaeology at the University of Arizona. He presided over the modernization of antiquities laws at the state and national level. As past president of the Society for American Archaeology, Dr. Thompson was instrumental in the creation of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act. His achievements in research and museum management were equaled by his dedication to promoting stewardship of archaeological resources – what today we call cultural resource management. Dr. Thompson assisted Indian tribes in developing their own museums. He also established cooperative relationships with Mexican archaeologists and institutions. In 1998, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Society for American Archaeology. This free presentation will be held at Banner University Medical Center DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson from 7:30-9 pm.*
* This is not an Old Pueblo Archaeology Center-sponsored event. No reservations needed. For details visit www.az-arch-and-hist.org or contact John D. Hall at Tucson telephone 520-205-2553 or firstname.lastname@example.org.