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Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought”
August 17, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFREE
Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner featuring the presentation “The Eagle and the Archaeologists: The Lindberghs’ 1929 Southwest Aerial Survey” with historian Erik Berg at ****[restaurant to be announced], Tucson; cosponsored by Arizona Humanities
6 to 8:30 p.m. Free (Order your own dinner off of the restaurant’s menu)
Charles Lindbergh is best known for his famous 1927 flight across the Atlantic Ocean. But few realize that Lindbergh and his wife, Anne, played a brief but important role in archaeology. In 1929 they teamed up with noted archaeologist Alfred Kidder to conduct an unprecedented aerial photographic survey of southwestern prehistoric sites and geologic features including Chaco Canyon, the Grand Canyon, and Canyon de Chelly. Featuring Lindbergh’s historic photographs, this presentation describes this adventurous pioneering collaboration of aviation and archaeology.
Raised in Flagstaff, Arizona, Erik Berg is an award-winning historian and writer with a special interest in the early twentieth century Southwest and the impact of science and technology. In addition to contributing to several books, his work has appeared in the Journal of Arizona History, Arizona Highways, and Sedona Magazine. A past president of the Grand Canyon Historical Society, Berg currently lives in Phoenix.
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. Wednesday October 15