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Third Thursday Food for Thought – “Excavations at the Creekside Village Archaeological Site near Tularosa, New Mexico”
November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner on November 21, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., featuring “Excavations at the Creekside Village Archaeological Site near Tularosa, New Mexico” presentation by archaeologist David Greenwald, at U-Like Oriental Buffet Asian Cuisine, 5101 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson.
Archaeological investigations at the Creekside Village archaeological site in south-central New Mexico now demonstrate that the Jornada Mogollon undertook strategies that included intensive agriculture. It is now clear that the Jornada Mogollon people who occupied places such as Tularosa Canyon possessed a much more complex social and ritual structure than previously recognized. Additionally, they possessed a greater understanding of hydraulic technology and water management strategies that allowed them to focus at a very high level on agricultural production as their primary subsistence strategy. Investigations thus far indicate that strategies involving collecting/gathering and hunting were represented to a limited extent. As investigations have progressed, it is now apparent that the Jornada Mogollon possessed comparable levels of knowledge and applications as other agriculturalists in the American Southwest during this time. This presentation will demonstrate the level of sophistication that the people at Creekside Village possessed as expressed through their material culture.
Reservations must be requested AND CONFIRMED before 5 p.m. on the Wednesday before the program date: firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-798-1201. PLEASE WAIT TO HEAR FROM OLD PUEBLO WHETHER YOUR RESERVATION HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BEFORE ATTENDING because the Fire Code limits how many guests we can have in the restaurant meeting room. 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.