Arizona Archaeological Society

 

 
 

Events

This page shows upcoming events by the State organization, our chapters or of archaeological interest.


Upcoming events

    • 06 Dec 2014
    • 31 May 2015
    • Smoki Museum, 147 N. Arizona Avenue, Prescott
    Archaeology can be usefully viewed as the co-production of knowledge about the archaeological record through the efforts of both amateur archaeologists, working because they love what they do, and professional archaeologists, who may also love what they do but also have chosen to make a living from the activity.

    This book and associated exhibit examine a roughly 90-year period of the relationships between some of the amateurs and professionals who have worked in the Prescott region of central Arizona. Three individuals who receive close attention are:

    ·         J. W. Simmons, who was first to identify the region as culturally different and to get professionals interested in working there;

    ·         Franklin Barnett, who focused on excavating late pueblo ruins in the region; and

    ·         Ken Austin, who took on a regional survey to document the numerous hilltop sites in the area.

    inspired additional researchers who carried on with their path-breaking work. Also explored are the archaeological societies in Prescott, particularly the current Yavapai Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society, which has been active in important salvage work and research for nearly four decades.

    The concluding chapter examines how amateurs have been leaders in archaeological work in the region and where we can expect contributions to come from in the future.

    • 13 May 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen)

    Doctor David Wilcox discusses the Freemont Cultural Tradition in southeastern Utah.  Southeastern Utah is especially famous archaeologically for its spectacular rock art panels, which date from at least the middle Archaic to the Historic period using both pictograph and petroglyph techniques.  The people responsible for these panels and glyphs were Archaic hunter-gatherers that eventually adopted a form of agriculture with hunting.  The Fremont Cultural Tradition is thought to be distinct from eastern and western Anasazi traditions, the Colorado River serves as the primary boundary line between them.  Southeastern Utah is a “frontier zone” serving as a “periphery” or “buffer zone” where the Fremont sites of farmsteads or small hamlets contrast ceramically and architecturally with the farmsteads and hamlets of the Virgin, Kayenta and western Mesa Verde populations.  The ramifications of political and economic developments by the Eastern Anasazi Tradition populations after 800 AD in the regions west and northwest of the Chacoan World on the Freemont people are an open scientific question as are the relationships of the Fremont populations to their eastern neighbors in the Wyoming Basin and Southern Rockies, and their Great Basin neighbors to the west.  Archaeology of Southeastern Utah and Related Areas discusses these marginalized prehistoric populations in southeastern Utah.

    Reception and socialization at 7:00 pm, program begins approximately 7:30 pm.

    • 21 May 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • Smoki Museum Pueblo Meeting Room

    Archaeologist David Wilcox speaks to the chapter about his work in Central and Northern Arizona.

     

    As always, before the meeting everyone is invited to have dinner with our guest speaker at the Prescott Brewing Company, 130 E. Gurley Street, at 5 p.m.

    • 18 Jun 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • Smoki Museum Pueblo Meeting Room

    Dana Oswald speaks about dendrochronology and climactic data as it relates to prehistoric social disruption.

     

    As always, before the meeting everyone is invited to have dinner with our guest speaker at the Prescott Brewing Company, 130 E. Gurley Street, at 5 p.m.

    • 17 Sep 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • Smoki Museum Pueblo Meeting Room

    Learn more about the archaeology of Central Arizona.

     

    As always, before the meeting everyone is invited to have dinner with our guest speaker at the Prescott Brewing Company, 130 E. Gurley Street, at 5 p.m.

    • 15 Oct 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • Smoki Museum Pueblo Meeting Room

    Learn more about the archaeology of Central Arizona.

     

    As always, before the meeting everyone is invited to have dinner with our guest speaker at the Prescott Brewing Company, 130 E. Gurley Street, at 5 p.m.

    • 19 Nov 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • Smoki Museum Pueblo Meeting Room

    Dr. Todd Bostwick, director of archaeology at Verde Valley Archaeology Center & Senior Research Archaeologist, PaleoWest Archaeology speaks.

     

    As always, before the meeting everyone is invited to have dinner with our guest speaker at the Prescott Brewing Company, 130 E. Gurley Street, at 5 p.m.

    • 17 Dec 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Smoki Museum Pueblo Meeting Room

    Our annual holiday potluck dinner and party!

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