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Third Thursday Food for Thought free online Zoom program featuring “Droughts and Floods Structured Social Interaction in the Pre-Hispanic Southwest”
January 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
On Thursday January 21, 2021 you are invited to attend Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” free online Zoom program featuring “Droughts and Floods Structured Social Interaction in the Pre-Hispanic Southwest.” This free presentation by Dr. Nicolas E. Gauthier, will be held at 7:00-8:30 p.m. Arizona/Mountain Standard Time
When droughts and floods struck ancient agricultural societies, complex networks of exchange and interaction channeled resources into affected settlements and migrants away from them. Did these networks evolve in part to connect populations living in differing climate regimes? Dr. Nicolas Gauthier examines this relationship with a long-term archaeological case study in the pre-Hispanic North American Southwest, analyzing 7.5 million artifacts from nearly 500 archaeological sites spanning 250 years. He uses these artifacts to estimate how the flow of social information changed over time and to measure how the intensity of social interaction among sites varied as a function of distance and several regional drought patterns.
To register for the program go to https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__RbawYwLSWis2JSbF4IzAw. For more information contact Old Pueblo at email@example.com or 520-798-1201.