The University of Arizona
Dr. Haury standing in a Snaketown canal

MARCH 2010

Events presented in observance of
Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month

Excavations in the 1930s

The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society
and Arizona State Museum
invite you to

A Nod to the Past
and an Eye Toward the Future

Friday, March 5, 2010, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Arizona State Museum
An excavated pit house at Snaketown
Come commemorate the 75th anniversary of the hallmark event in the career of the eminent archaeologist Emil Haury, whose pioneering excavations defined the Hohokam culture. Haury’s work continues to be the cornerstone of all Hohokam research and is the springboard for its future. Haury biographer Jeff Reid, your host for the evening, will interview Raymond H. Thompson and members of the 1964 Snaketown crew. Also enjoy a wine reception, an exhibit of Haury memorabilia, videos, and photos of the two Snaketown campaigns. $25 per person is a tax-deductible contribution to AAHS’s Haury Fund. $5 for students. Preregistration required. Contact Don Burgess at 520-299-4099 or by email (send checks payable to AAHS/Haury Fund to Don at 4341 E Skyline, Tucson AZ 85718).

Special thanks to Agnese Haury for generously underwriting the Friday evening program.

Saturday, March 6, 2010
CESL Auditorium and Arizona State Museum
A Hohokam Vessel Being Exposed
Gila Pueblo Foundation’s landmark excavations at Snaketown, the well-known archaeological site on the Gila River Indian Community, laid the foundation for 75 years of Hohokam studies. These proceedings focus on the future of Hohokam studies, highlighting important findings by some of today’s most respected researchers, and perspectives from the Gila River Indian Community. This event is free.

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. morning session (in CESL 103) with presentations by Dr. Patricia Crown (10-11 a.m.), professor of anthropology, University of New Mexico; and Dr. David Wilcox (11-12 p.m.), curator of archaeology, Museum of Northern Arizona

Lunch Break 12:00–1:00 p.m. buffet lunch served in ASM lobby

1:00–3:45 p.m. afternoon session (in CESL 103) with Dr. David Doyel (1-2 p.m.), research archaeologist, United States Air Force; and followed by a panel discussion (2-3:45 p.m.).

Discussants include David Abbott, Arizona State University; Doug Craig, Northland Research, Inc.; Andrew Darling, Gila River Indian Community; Mark Elson, Desert Archaeology, Inc.; Suzanne Fish, Arizona State Museum/University of Arizona; Barnaby Lewis, Gila River Indian Community; John Ravesloot, William Self Associates; and Henry Wallace, Desert Archaeology, Inc.

Saturday, March 6, 2010, 4:00–6:00 p.m.,
Arizona State Museum
Birds Eye View of an open trench
Stick around for the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society’s celebration of Kiva’s 75th anniversary. Since 1935, this quarterly journal has helped shape Southwest anthropology by publishing the reports of key sites, regional chronologies, the latest research on village origins in the Tucson Basin and Four Corners, the pottery revival in Mata Ortiz, and Johnny Ward’s ranch—an issue that changed the practice of historic archaeology. The future brings together Kiva and JSTOR, outstanding new articles, and the hottest authors. Come help us celebrate the past and future of our journal. This event is free.

Arizona Archaeology Awareness MonthOpens in a new window is coordinated by
the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)Opens in a new window

For more information contact:
Darlene Lizarraga at 520-626-8381 or by email.

Photos from the 1960s are by Helga Teiwes

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