Message #349:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: AAHS Class On Sonora
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 22:05:35 -0700

From: Jan R. Bell

The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society is offering a short
course on the Mexican state of Sonora starting October 9th.  This 6-evening
short course is designed to provide a broad background on the people and
culture of Arizona's Mexican neighbor state, from the earliest human
habitation of the region.  The lecturers will be from a variety of
disciplines and are all involved in active research projects in Sonora: 
* Elisa Villalpando, Archaeologist with the Instituto 	Nacional de
Antropologia e Historia in Hermosillo will survey Sonoran prehistory--the
development and nature of indigenous cultures before European contact.  

* Mike Weber, former Director of the Arizona Historical Society and
currently affiliated with the University of Arizona Department of History,
will discuss Sonoran history from early Spanish exploration through the
mid-19th century, including its profound relationship to historical
developments in Arizona.

* Tom Sheridan, Curator of Ethnohistory at the Arizona State
Museum,  U. of A., will share what research with ethnohistorical documents
reveals about the lives and culture of indigenous peoples during the
historic period.  In a second lecture Tom will give us an understanding of
20th century ranching culture in rural Sonora, drawing from his own
personal experiences living and working in the community of Cucurpe in
north central Sonora.

* Alfredo Gonzales, southern Arizona bookdealer specializing in the history
of the Borderlands,  will discuss Sonora in the late 19th and early 20th
century, including  American filibustering, French intervention, the
Mexican Revolution, and Mexican conflict with the Yoeme (Yaqui) peoples.

* David Yetman, Research Social Scientist at the U of A Southwest
Center (also ethnobotanical field researcher, and former Seri crafts trader
and  Pima County Supervisor), will discuss contemporary Sonora, the impact
of social and economic changes upon its people, politics and environment.

7 to 9 pm on Thursday evenings, October 9 through November 13 on the
University of Arizona campus in Tucson. $40 for AAHS members
$49 for non-members; Pre-registration required--please call Jan Bell at
520-326-6709; Co-sponsored by the Arizona State Museum, University of