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“Prehistory of the Southwest: The Hohokam Culture of Southern Arizona” Adult Education Classes

January 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - March 25, 2020 @ 8:30 pm

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

Beginning Wednesday, January 8 through Wednesday, March 25, 2020, archaeologist Allen Dart, RPA, will be teaching “Prehistory of the Southwest: The Hohokam Culture of Southern Arizona” 12-session adult education classes at Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 2201 W. 44th Street, Tucson. Classes will be held each Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.;  $95 donation ($80 for members of Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, Arizona Archaeological Society, or Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary) does not include the cost of Arizona Archaeological Society membership, AAS Certification Program registration1, or recommended text (“The Hohokam Millennium” by Paul R. Fish and Suzanne K. Fish, editors; available from Old Pueblo for $24.95 (Old Pueblo, AAS, & PGMA members $20).

Archaeologist Allen Dart teaches this class in 12 two-hour sessions to explore the archaeology of the ancient Hohokam culture of the American Southwest. The class covers Hohokam origins, subsistence and settlement systems, social and organizational systems, material culture including ceramics, other artifacts, and architecture, interaction within and beyond the Hohokam culture’s regional boundaries, and ideas on religion and trade. Students seeking the AAS Certification are expected to prepare a brief research report to be presented orally or in written or video format. Minimum enrollment 10, maximum 20.
Reservations and prepayment required by 5 p.m. Friday January 3, 2020: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.

1 Class meets the requirements of the Arizona Archaeological Society (AAS) Certification Program’s “Advanced Prehistory of the Southwest: Hohokam” class. The AAS basic “Prehistory of the Southwest” class is recommended as a prerequisite but this is negotiable with the instructor. For information on the AAS and its Certification program visit www.azarchsoc.org.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE US TO EMAIL YOU A FLYER with color photos about the above-listed activity send an email to info@oldpueblo.org with “Send Hohokam Prehistory class flyer” in your email subject line.


January 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
March 25, 2020 @ 8:30 pm
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Allen Dart


Old Pueblo Archaeology Center
2201 W. 44th St.
Tucson, AZ 85713 United States
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