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Archaeology Café (Tucson): Agave Farmers

May 5, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


On May 5, 2015, Wendy Hodgson and Dr. Andrew Salywon (Desert Botanical Garden) will describe several newly named species of agave. Evidence shows that humans domesticated these plants in the past.

Archaeology Café is an informal forum where adults can learn more about the Southwest’s deep history and speak directly to experts. We have based Archaeology Café on the science pub or science cafe model that developed in Europe and quickly spread to major American cities. At Archaeology Café, we break down the static, jargon-laden dynamic of traditional lectures, and have an expert share some ideas with the group in ways that get discussion going. (Food and drink make things a little livelier, too.)

The program is free, but participants are encouraged to order their own refreshments. Although kids may attend with adult supervision, Archaeology Cafés are best for adults and young adults.

If accommodation is needed due to disability, please contact Kate Gann by email or phone, 520-882-6946 x 16.

The 2014–2015 season of Archaeology Café is made possible, in part, by Arizona Humanities.


May 5, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Archaeology Southwest
(520) 882-6946
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Casa Vicente Restaurant
375 South Stone Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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