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Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought”
February 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
On Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 6-8:30 pm, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner presentation will feature “New Insights into Mimbres Pueblo Communities: Excavations at the Elk Ridge Site” by archaeologist Barbara Roth at El Molinito Mexican Restaurant, 10180 N. Oracle Rd., Oro Valley, Arizona. Excavations in 2015 and 2016 at the Elk Ridge archaeological site, a 200-room pueblo dating to the Classic Mimbres period (AD 1000-1130) have provided new insights into Classic Mimbres period pueblo communities. The Elk Ridge site has a sad history, as it represented the only unlooted large Classic Mimbres pueblo until the owner of the southern portion of the site bulldozed his section prior to the passage of the New Mexico state burials-discovery law. Fortunately, a portion of the site located on US Forest Service land remains nearly intact, although recent damage from an arroyo cutting through the western portion of the site has exposed some pueblo rooms. Dr. Roth, along with project co-director Dr. Darrell Creel, has been conducting excavations of rooms exposed along this arroyo. Their work, and excavations directed by William Russell and Karl Laumbach on the south end of the site after it was looted, have begun to provide new insights into this important pueblo community. In this presentation, Dr. Roth presents some of the initial findings of their work at Elk Ridge.
Guests may select and purchase their own dinners from the restaurant’s menu. There is no entry fee but donations will be requested to benefit Old Pueblo’s educational efforts. Because seating is limited in order for the program to be in compliance with the Fire Code, those wishing to attend must call 520-798-1201 and must have their reservations confirmed before 5 p.m. on the Wednesday before the program date.
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