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Southwestern Rock Calendars and Ancient Time Pieces
June 19, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
“Southwestern Rock Calendars and Ancient Time Pieces” free presentation by archaeologist Allen Dart for Pima County Public Library at the Woods Memorial Branch, 3455 N. First Ave., Tucson, cosponsored by Arizona Humanities*
3-4 p.m. Free
Native Americans in the Southwest developed sophisticated skills in astronomy and predicting the seasons, centuries before Old World peoples first entered the region. In this presentation archaeologist Allen Dart discusses the petroglyphs at Picture Rocks, the architecture of the “Great House” at Arizona’s Casa Grande Ruins, and other archaeological evidence of ancient southwestern astronomy and calendrical reckoning; and interprets how these discoveries may have related to ancient Native American rituals. Funding for program provided by Arizona Humanities.
* This is not an Old Pueblo Archaeology Center event. For more information contact Kelly Urman in Tucson at 520-594-5445 or Kelly.Urman@pima.gov; for information about the presentation subject matter contact Allen Dart at Tucson telephone 520-798-1201 or email@example.com.