Tucson, Tula & Tlaxcala Learning Expedition
4,000 Years of Cultural Interaction
June 4–14, 2014
Zócalo, Mexico City
Discover the roots of American Southwest cultures by exploring and comparing those of central and southern Mexico from pre-Columbian times to the present day. You will trace 2,000 miles and 4,000 years of mutually enriching contact, interaction and exchange with museum archaeologists and historians. Based in Mexico City, your ten-day adventure features expertly guided exploration of Puebla, Tlaxcala, and Hidalgo; major archaeological sites such as Teotihuacán, Tula, and Cacaxtla; cathedrals, open-air markets, palaces, monasteries, and museums—all emphasizing the connections
between central and southern Mexico and the American Southwest.
Experience and enjoy all the wonderful cultural, artistic, and culinary
traditions that tie the regions and people together.
$2,950 ASM members Tucson-Mexico City
($250 tax deductible)
We will identify flights for group travel after February 1, 2014.
Temple of the Sun, Teotihuacán
Prices are based on double occupancy rooming. If you are traveling alone, you will be paired with a fellow, same-gender traveler. Single occupancy is available for an additional $450.
Temple of the Morning Star, Tula
Paul Fish, Ph.D. is a curator of archaeology at Arizona State Museum and a professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona. Prior to coming to ASM, he was senior archaeologist at the Museum of Northern Arizona and taught at the University of Georgia. Paul has conducted research on a wide range of archaeological cultures throughout the southwestern United States, northwest Mexico, and Brazil. His current research focuses on the political and social organization of the Hohokam in southern Arizona. He publishes widely on his field investigations, as well as on archaeological methodology.
Suzanne Fish, Ph.D. is a curator of archaeology at Arizona State Museum and professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona. Suzy combines archaeological research in the southwestern United States, northwest Mexico, and Brazil with studies of ethnobotany and traditional agriculture. She has directed long-term research and published extensively on the Hohokam of southern Arizona and the Trincheras culture of Sonora, Mexico.
Michael Brescia, Ph.D. is head of public programs and associate curator of ethnohistory at Arizona State Museum, as well as associate professor of history at the University of Arizona where he teaches courses on Mexico, comparative North America, and world history. He has conducted research in archives and rare book libraries in Mexico and Spain on the living legacies of Spanish water law in the southwestern United States and religious identities in colonial Mexico. He has published books that address the broader dimensions of the Mexican historical experience, including its more comparative features.
Arizona State Museum’s scholars and extensive collections are among
the most significant resources in the world for the study of Southwest peoples.
Arizona State Museum is Arizona’s premier research museum, the oldest
and largest anthropology museum in the Southwest (est. 1893), home of the
world's largest collections of Southwest Indian pottery and Southwest Indian basketry, and a Smithsonian
Institution affiliate. Your support of our programs helps us continue our
work. Thank you!
- Price does not include airfare.
- Price includes tourist visas, hotels, two meals a day (alcohol not included), ground transportation, honoraria, entry fees, tolls, and group gratuities.
- A valid U.S. Passport is required.
- Medical insurance not provided by ASM, the University of Arizona, or University of Arizona Foundation.
- Travel insurance not provided by ASM, the University of Arizona, or University of Arizona Foundation.
- You can expect to walk quite a bit each day of this trip, some may consider it strenuous.
- Bottled water is readily available at our modern hotels and on our motorcoach.
- Plenty of free time to shop!
- If you wish to fly into Mexico City from someplace other than Tucson, you are welcome to make your own arrangements.
Call Darlene Lizarraga at 520-626-8381 with your credit card, or print the sign-up form (PDF*) and mail it, with your credit card info or a check payable to UA Foundation/ASM, to the address below. If you have questions please call or email Darlene.
Arizona State Museum
PO Box 210026
Tucson AZ 85721-0026
- 50% deposit due at time of reservation.
- Payment in full due no later than 90 days prior to departure.
- 100% refund possible >90 days prior to departure date.
- No refund <89 days prior to departure date; full amount becomes tax-deductible gift to ASM
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Dr. Paul Fish and
Dr. Suzy Fish, Jannelle Weakly