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Arizona Archaeological Society – Desert Foothills Chapter

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Arizona Archaeological Society – Desert Foothills Chapter


March 2023

Landscapes of Extraction: The Art of Mining in the American West with Betsy Fahlman

March 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm
Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 E. Cave Creek Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331 United States
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Mining is the transformative industry of the American West—one that competes in scale and in color with the scenic landscape on its own terms, with the industrial sublime dynamically coexisting with the natural one. These landscapes are located at the bedrock of economic development—the risky speculation from which huge fortunes could be made and lost—and reframing our understanding of an equally mythic chronicle of the American West. Mining was one of the five Cs of the Arizona’s economy, and remains…

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