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Third Thursday Food for Thought Presentation – “Envisioning a Cultural Landscape”

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

On Thursday, July 18, 2024, join Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” Zoom online program featuring the presentation “Envisioning a Cultural Landscape” by cultural astronomy researcher Greg Munson. This free online presentation will be held from 7:00-8:30 p.m. (ARIZONA/Mountain Standard Time – same as Pacific Daylight Time).

Greg Munson (Society for Cultural Astronomy in the American Southwest) will discuss new ways to record, document, and visualize the cultural landscape of the Greater American Southwest. The program emphasizes the SCAAS Cultural Landscapes Survey Program, which has tribal consultation as a key component. At the center of the program is expanding the concept of the archaeological site boundary to include resources from the local environment, relationships to nearby villages, how the architecture relates to the more distant landscape, and a building’s alignment to horizon features such as mountain peaks. SCAAS studies the connection of a site to astronomical cycles and features in the day and night sky, and explores new technologies for the visualization of buildings and the landscape like the use of dynamic panoramas, 3D modeling, and infographics. Its goals include establishing a common method of documenting and visualizing links between ancestral peoples and the land and sky that surrounded them so that we can better understand that we live in a unified cultural landscape, inseparable from its parts.

To register for the Zoom webinar go to https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_F8OZjRaARXC5n_njJZ7yJg. For more information contact Old Pueblo at info@oldpueblo.org or 520-798-1201.

Flyer: 20240718(v1)ThirdThursday_GregMunson_EnvisioningACulturalLandscape

Caption: Summer solstice sunset over the Escalante Pueblo kiva, photo courtesy of Ross and Maiya Gralia

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Date:
July 18
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Allen Dart

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