Old Pueblo Archaeology Center

June 2006

[Cancelled, to be offered again next year:] Wednesday June 7-Saturday June 10, 2006: “ZuZi Pueblo, Rock Art, and Ruins” fundraising tour with Marc Severson, departing from Tucson International Airport Park & Save lot (near TIA entrance, SE corner of Tucson Blvd. & Corona Dr.). 8 a.m. Wednesday-5 p.m. Saturday. Fee $795 ($770 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members). On June 7-10, 2006, archaeologist, teacher, and cultural interpretation specialist Marc Severson, and ZuZi Pueblo’s painters of the world famous ZuZi Mission Church murals, Alex and Kenneth Seowtewa, guide Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s unique tour to ZuZi Pueblo and other important Native American cultural and archaeological sites in northwestern New Mexico. Tour includes Halona-Wa, the modern Pueblo Indian village of ZuZi, including its Mission Church (built in 1629) with interior murals that meld native traditions and devotional zeal. The tour will also visit the ruins of Hawikuh where history says Esteban the Moor was killed and Coronado introduced the ZuZi people to Spanish conquistadors; Village of the Great Kivas, an outlying community of the great prehistoric Chaco Canyon cultural efflorescence, and its nearby petroglyphs and pictograph murals; and El Morro National Monument where the National Park Service protects over 2,000 prehistoric and historic inscriptions and petroglyphs as well as the prehistoric ZuZi village ruins of Atsinna. Transportation is by passenger van. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org

[Cancelled] Saturday June 10, 2006: “Tombstone: A Historian-Guided Walking Tour” guided fundraising tour with Dr. Stephen H. Buck, departing from Tucson International Airport Park & Save lot (near TIA entrance, SE corner of Tucson Blvd. & Corona Dr.). 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fee $89 ($71.20 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center members & Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members). Visit historic and infamous Tombstone, the Old West’s “town too tough to die,” accompanied by southern Arizona author-historian John Rose who will provide true stories of events that happened here and the people involved. We’ll lunch at one of the famous Tombstone saloons (cost not included in tour fee) then drop in at Rattlesnake Ranch and Museum near Tombstone and at the eclectic Singing Wind Book Shop in Benson (features one of the largest collections of publications on the southwestern U.S.). Transportation is by passenger van. Limited to 10 registrants. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org

Thursday June 15, 2006: Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursdays” program: Archaeologist Dr. Jenny L. Adams, “Set in Stone but Not in Meaning: Advances in Ground Stone Research” at Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 5100 W. Ina Road Bldg. 8, in the Marana Town Limits, Arizona. 7:30 to 9 p.m Free. Building upon decades of archaeological and ethnographic research, Jenny Adams has developed a technological approach to ground stone analysis that bridges between cold hard data analysis and inferences about human behavior. Why were holes intentionally broken into the bottoms of metates? Were all palettes used in rituals? Why are some manos longer than others? Do different groups design their tools distinctively? These questions and others have been evaluated with ground stone evidence from dozens of sites throughout Arizona. This presentation will expand on why ground stone artifacts are not always what they appear to be. The key to a technological approach to ground stone analysis is the recognition that every item has a life history. Each step in the life-history process leaves evidence such as manufacture traces, use-wear traces, and clues from recovery context. Experimental exploration with replicated ground stone tools and discussions with Native Americans provide the background for learning about technological traditions. A Powerpoint presentation coupled with real stone tools that can be handled and used by participants illustrate the techniques of discovering the people behind the prehistoric tools. No reservations needed. 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.

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