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National Parks Store: Archaeology Lecture Series

Who Came Before?

Oro Valley was a special place in the distant past. In this four-part series, archaeologists illuminate the lives of the ancient Hohokam in our own backyard.

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HOBO_WhoCameBefore_lgPresented by Archaeolgy Southwest

Oro Valley was a special place in the distant past. In this four-part lecture series, archaeologists Bill Doelle, Matt Peeples, Henry Wallace, and Jeff Clark from the nonprofit preservation organization Archaeology Southwest, and special guests Bernard Siquieros and Melissa Kruse-Peeples illuminate the lives of the ancient Hohokam in our own backyard. This series also offers participants an opportunity to take a field trip to ancient Hohokam sites within Catalina State Park.

For reservations please call 520-622-6014 during business hours.


Saturday, October 4, 12PM
Who Called the Tucson Basin Home in the Distant Past?

In the first of this four-part lecture series, Bill Doelle and Matt Peeples provide an overview of life in the southern Southwest in the distant past.


Saturday, October 11, 12 PM
Who Called Oro Valley Home in the Distant Past?

Bill Doelle and Henry Wallace narrow the scope to the time of the ancient Hohokam in our own backyard.


Saturday, October 18, 12 PM
Sonoran Desert Lifeways, Past and Present

Learn about the relationship between archaeology and Tohono O’odham tradition, and how people have grown and gathered food and other resources in the Sonoran Desert for millennia.


Saturday, October 25, 12PM
Why the Past Matters

In the final presentation in this series, archaeologists Bill Doelle and Jeff Clark use archaeological evidence to explore ancient themes that are still relevant to our community today, including descendant
communities, heritage and place, and social challenges and solutions.


Sunday, October 12, 12PM, 12:30PM, or 1PM

See evidence of ancient life in these foothills as you tour park sites with field archaeologists who have logged innumerable hours documenting this extraordinary cultural landscape. Each tour is limited to 20 participants.

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Event Tags: archaeology, free, Hohokam, presentation, Tohono O'odham, tour

Saturday, October 4, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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