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Arizona Archaeological Society, Desert Foothills Chapter

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Arizona Archaeological Society, Desert Foothills Chapter


February 2021

The Salado Phenomenon in the U.S. Southwest with Allen Dart

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
AZ United States

In the early 20th century, archaeologists in the southwestern U.S. viewed a constellation of distinctive cultural traits – multicolored pottery, houses arranged in walled compounds, and monumental architecture – as evidence of a cultural group they termed “Salado.” Subsequent discoveries cause us to question what the Salado traits really represent. In this presentation archaeologist Allen Dart illustrates some of the so-called Salado culture attributes, reviews theories about Salado origins, and discusses how Salado relates to the Ancestral Pueblo, Mogollon, Hohokam,…

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