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Third Thursday Food for Thought Presentation – “The Full Story of Pueblo Grande (or at Least a Few Chapters)”

August 18, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

On August 18, 2022, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” Zoom online program will feature “The Full Story of Pueblo Grande (or at Least a Few Chapters)” by City of Phoenix Archaeologist Laurene Montero. This free presentation will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. ARIZONA/Mountain Standard Time (same as Pacific Daylight Time).

Pueblo Grande is one of the last remaining precontact Hohokam villages with an intact platform mound – or va’aki – in Arizona’s lower Salt River valley. Its importance to descendant Tribal communities is recognized today, and Pueblo Grande continues to yield a wealth of information regarding the past and its connection to the present. Excavation projects in almost 80 percent of this village have unearthed many archaeological features, providing information for compiling a new research database. The continued challenge to preserve, research, and interpret pieces of this important place in the face of a changing urban landscape has required creativity, collaboration, and devotion on the part of a diverse group of volunteers and professionals. This Third Thursday presentation will combine a brief history of the archaeology of Pueblo Grande, its role in the surrounding irrigation community archaeologists call Canal System 2, and its value as a resource for continued preservation archaeology.

To register go to https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ynVTuQ14QLSOnrcrosWEYw. For more information contact Old Pueblo at info@oldpueblo.org or 520-798-1201.

Flyer: 20220818(v1)ThirdThursday_LaureneMontero_TheFullStoryofPuebloGrande

Caption: Caption: Overview of the partly excavated “House 90” in southern half of the Pueblo Grande platform mound, view to south, by photographer Goddu, August 11, 1939.


August 18, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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