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National Parks Store: Film–Paquime: An Ancient Town, A Continuing Inspiration


This film, produced with care by knowledgeable experts, opens a gateway to a pivotal moment in archeological history.

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Paquimé, or Casas Grandes, has long been recognized as one of the premier pre-Hispanic communities in the northwest of Mexico and the American Southwest. Join Ron Bridgemon, Associate Curator at the Amerind Museum, as he presents the Museum’s new film, Paquimé.

This watershed for Chihuahuan archaeology represents, even after many decades, the largest internationally collaborative project in the United States-Mexico borderlands. The Joint Casas Grandes Expedition, which conducted fieldwork from 1958 to 1961, was conceived by Charles C. Di Peso and William Shirley Fulton, founder and patron of the Amerind Foundation, and in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH). The Amerind’s new documentary film includes some of the 16mm film taken during the excavations, current research and the influence of Paquimé on the ceramics of Mata Ortiz. This film, produced with care by knowledgeable experts, opens a gateway to a pivotal moment in archeological history.

Showing at 12PM & 2 PM



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Event Tags: archaeology, film, free, history

Date:
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Time:
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Place:
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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Contact:
520-622-6014
Cost:
Free
To reserve seats, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.

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