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Southwestern Rock Calendars and Ancient Time Pieces with Allen Dart

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Southwestern Rock Calendars and Ancient Time Pieces with Allen Dart

March 7, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

FREE

Native Americans in the U.S. Southwest developed sophisticated skills in astronomy and predicting the seasons, centuries before non-Indian peoples entered the region. In this presentation archaeologist Allen Dart discusses the petroglyphs at Picture Rocks, the architecture of the “Great House” at Arizona’s Casa Grande Ruins, and other archaeological evidence of ancient southwestern astronomy and calendrical reckoning, and interprets how these discoveries may have related to ancient Native American rituals.

This program is cohosted by Coolidge Public Library. This is an in-person event.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Registered Professional Archaeologist Allen Dart has worked in Arizona and New Mexico since 1975 for federal and state governments, private companies, and nonprofit organizations. He is the executive director of Tucson’s nonprofit Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, which he founded in 1993 to provide educational and scientific programs in archaeology, history, and cultures. Mr. Dart has received the Arizona Archaeological Society’s Professional Archaeologist of the Year Award, the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society’s Victor R. Stoner Award, the Arizona Governor’s Archaeology Advisory Commission Award in Public Archaeology, and other honors for his efforts to bring archaeology and history to the public.

Details

Date:
March 7, 2023
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
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Organizer

Coolidge Public Library
Phone:
520-723-6030
Email:
library@coolidgeaz.com
Website:
https://www.coolidgeaz.com/library

Venue

Coolidge Public Library
160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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Phone:
520-723-6030
Website:
http://www.coolidgeaz.com/library