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Third Thursday on the Second Thursday Food for Thought Dinner Presentation – “Paint it Here, but Never There: Landscapes of Reverent Avoidance in the Chiricahua Mountains”

December 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A view from the inside: Looking out into Cave Creek Canyon, Arizona, from one of its namesakes (Jonathan Patt photo).

On Thursday, December 10, 2020, join Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday on the Second Thursday Food for Thought” dinner presentation will feature “Paint it Here, but Never There: Landscapes of Reverent Avoidance in the Chiricahua Mountains.” This presentation is by archaeologist Kelsey E. Hanson and will be held in the Dining Hall and Petroglyph Auditorium of the Picture Rocks Redemptorist Renewal Center, 7101 W. Picture Rocks Road, Tucson. The presentation is free but dinner is $16 per person. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., presentation will start around 7:00 and end around 8:30 p.m.

Southeastern Arizona is located on the fringes of several named cultural traditions – the Hohokam, Mogollon, and Casas Grandes, and then was later occupied by the Apache. This borderlands region has received only sporadic scholarly attention. In 2018, Kelsey E. Hanson and Jonathan Patt conducted a systematic survey of caves in the eastern Chiricahua Mountains, at the heart of this cultural overlap. Their survey produced data on several new pictograph sites, representing at least three different named pictograph traditions. Interestingly, their spatial distributions demonstrate that different pictograph traditions rarely overlap in space but seem to occupy starkly different physiographic settings. In this talk, archaeologist Kelsey Hanson will illustrate these spatial patterns and propose an interpretation she tentatively refers to as reverent avoidance of those who have come before. The results of her study have important implications for understanding identity and territoriality through time and space in this borderlands region. This month only, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s usual “Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner program will be held on the Second Thursday of the month – December 10 – due to a schedule conflict on the Third Thursday (December 17).

Reservations must be requested AND CONFIRMED before 5 p.m. Tuesday December 8; dinner payments are due 10 days after reservation request or by 5 p.m. December 8, whichever is earlier: 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.

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December 10, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Picture Rocks Redemptorist Renewal Center
7101 W. Picture Rocks Rd.
Tucson, AZ United States
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