Message #74: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Subject: SPEAKERS and TOPICS for ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES Date: Tue, 05 Mar 96 10:06:00 MST Encoding: 63 TEXT You are cordially invited to attend the 1996 ARIZONA ARCHAEOLOGY AWARENESS MONTH BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES "WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF OUR PAST?" WEDNESDAYS, MARCH 6, 13, 20, AND 27, 1996 CARNEGIE LIBRARY, HALL OF FAME MUSEUM 1101 WEST WASHINGTON, PHOENIX 12:00 TO 1:00 P.M. March 6: Jerry Howard, Curator of Anthropology, Mesa Southwest Museum "Ancient Engineers of the Salt River Valley." The prehistoric Hohokam Indians who inhabited the Phoenix metropolitan area were sophisticated engineers for their time. This slide presentation will discuss the complex system of irrigation canals that they constructed to bring water from the Salt River to their agricultural crops during ca. A.D. 600-1400 -- this prehistoric irrigation system was the largest yet discovered in the New World. March 13: Kathleen T. Henderson, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Northland Research, Inc. "The Archaeology of Heritage Square." Professional excavations at Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix were conducted by Northland Research, Inc. in 1994 for the City of Phoenix. This slide presentation discusses the archaeological remnants of the historic Original Phoenix Townsite (ca. 1890-1920) that were uncovered, as well as portions of an even earlier prehistoric Hohokam settlement called "Pueblo Patricio" (ca. A.D. 100-1400). March 20: Todd Bostwick, City of Phoenix Archaeologist, Pueblo Grande Museum "The Historic Archaeology of the Second Phoenix Chinatown." This slide presentation will summarize the results of recent professional excavations by archaeologists from Dames and Moore under the America West Arena. These excavations were conducted for the City of Phoenix and unearthed a thriving Chinese population that inhabited the area from the 1890s through approximately 1930. March 27: Karolyn Jackman Jensen, Project Director, Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. "From the Outhouse to the Outfield: The Archaeology of the Bank One Ballpark." This slide presentation discusses the recent professional excavations and archival research at the Bank One Ballpark location in downtown Phoenix; these excavations were requested by the Maricopa County Stadium District and Arizona Professional Baseball and focused on the southeast corner of the original 1870 Phoenix townsite. This area has a wonderfully colorful history that will be verified and expanded upon as a result of these archaeological and historical investigations. For more information, call Ann Howard, State Historic Preservation Office, Arizona State Parks, 542-7138 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org THANK YOU!!