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“Third Thursday Food for Thought” Presents “Layering Diverse Relationships to Place: A View from the Top of Inscription Rock”

February 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

“Paso por aqui” pictograph created in 1605 by Spanish explorer Juan de Oñate on Inscription Rock, now part of El Morro National Monument, photograph by Kelsey Hanson.

On Thursday, February 21, 2019, join Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner featuring the presentation “Layering Diverse Relationships to Place: A View from the Top of Inscription Rock” by Kelsey Hanson. This free presentation (order your own dinner off of the restaurant’s menu) will be held at Karichimaka Mexican Restaurant located at 5252 S. Mission Road, Tucson from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.

Towering high above El Morro Valley in New Mexico, Inscription Rock is a massive sandstone promontory that has attracted diverse groups of people for centuries. Principally known for its early Spanish inscriptions, Inscription Rock manifests a deeper, centuries-long reverence in hundreds of petroglyphs and pictographs, hand-and-toe-hold trails, and pueblos. In this talk, University of Arizona School of Anthropology Ph.D. student Kelsey Hanson addresses the question “How can we both recognize and protect diverse relationships to a single place without privileging some relationships over others?” Drawing from ongoing work to nominate the Inscription Rock Archaeological District to the National Register of Historic Places, she demonstrates the importance of underappreciated legal mechanisms for layering historic relationships to places. This presentation will highlight the benefits of working with multiple stakeholders and the importance of proactively seeking multiple layers of protection for places of cultural significance.

Reservations must be requested AND CONFIRMED before 5 p.m. on the Wednesday before the program date: info@oldpueblo.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.




February 21, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Allen Dart


Karichimaka Mexican Restaurant
5252 S. Mission Rd.
Tucson, AZ United States
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