Free Lecture on Arts and Culture of the Hohokam Indians
The public is invited to a free lecture on Arts and Culture of the Hohokam Indians offered by the Agua Fria Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, January
10, 2012 in the auditorium of the Glendale Public Library (off 59th Avenue on Brown Avenue,south of Peoria). Membership in the Society is not required
The speaker, Allen Dart, has worked and volunteered as a professional archaeologist in New Mexico and Arizona since 1975 for state and federal governments, private companies and nonprofit organizations. He is employed as a principal investigator in the Tucson office of
Ecoplan Associates, Inc., an environmental and cultural resources consulting firm and is the volunteer Executive Director of Tucson’s Old Pueblo Archaeology Center which he founded in 1994.
The Hohokam Native American culture flourished in Arizona from the sixth through fifteenth centuries. Hohokam artifacts, architecture and other material items provide archaeologists with clues for identifying where the Hohokam lived, for interpreting how they adapted to the Sonoran Desert and for explaining why they mysteriously disappeared. Mr. Dart illustrates the material
culture of the Hohokam and presents possible interpretations about their relationships to the natural world, their time reckoning, religious practices, beliefs and possible reasons for their
The Agua Fria Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society also offers frequent free classes and field trips. Check the website at http://www.azarchsoc.org .
For more information contact Sandy Haddock, 480-481-0582, firstname.lastname@example.org.