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 S O N O R A 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 Arizona.