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Third Thursday Food for Thought
November 7, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pmSee description
Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner featuring the presentation “Landscape of the Spirits: Hohokam Rock Art of South Mountain Park” with archaeologist Dr. Todd Bostwick at Dragon’s View Asian Cuisine, 400 N. Bonita Ave., Tucson; cosponsored by Arizona Humanities
6 to 8:30 p.m. Free (Order your own dinner off of the restaurant’s menu)
The South Mountains in Phoenix contain more than 8,000 Hohokam petroglyphs. This program discusses Dr. Bostwick’s long-term study of these ancient glyphs and describes the various types of designs, their general distribution, and their possible meanings. Interpretations of the petroglyphs include the marking of trails, territories, and astronomical events, as well as dream or trance imagery based on O’odham (Pima) oral traditions. Most of the trails currently used by hikers in the South Mountains contain Hohokam rock art, indicating that these trails date back at least 800 years.
Todd Bostwick has conducted archaeological research in the Southwest for 35 years, was the Phoenix City Archaeologist at Pueblo Grande Museum for 21 years, and is now the Senior Research Archaeologist for PaleoWest Archaeology in Phoenix and Director of Archaeology for the Verde Valley Archaeology Center in Camp Verde. Dr. Bostwick has published numerous articles and books on Southwest history and prehistory and has received several awards, including the Governor’s Award in Public Archaeology in 2005.
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. Because seating is limited in order for the program to be in compliance with the Fire Code, those wishing to attend must call 520-798-1201 and must have their reservations confirmed before 5 p.m. Wednesday November 19.