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Third Thursday Food for Thought Presentation – “’Of Noble Kings Descended’: Colonial Documents and the Ancient Southwest”

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

On Thursday May 16, 2024, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” presentation will feature “’Of Noble Kings Descended’:  Colonial Documents and the Ancient Southwest” by archaeologist Stephen H. Lekson, PhD. The free Zoom online program will be held from 7:00-8:30 p.m., ARIZONA/Mountain Standard Time (same as Pacific Daylight Time).

Early Spanish and Mexican records may have much to tell us about the ancient Southwest.  Those records, of course, recount events and conditions of their times, but many also contain startling information apparently relevant to older places like Chaco Canyon and Casas Grandes.  From Villagrá to von Humboldt, Dr. Lekson will review a number of “possible/potential/probable” insights for deeper history found in early colonial documents, and will contextualize these in light of Native accounts and archaeological data.

To register for the Zoom webinar go to https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__Np83er-RGaBcugjFIAuwA. For more information contact Old Pueblo at info@oldpueblo.org or 520-798-1201.

Flyer: 20240516(v1)ThirdThursday_SteveLekson_’OfNobleKingsDescended’

Caption: Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá, capitan and  procurador general in the Juan de Oñate expedition that first colonized Santa Fe


May 16
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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