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Arizona Senior Academy

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13715 E. Langtry Lane
Tucson, AZ 85747 United States
520-647-0980 http://www.asa-tucson.org/

June 2016

Archaeology’s Deep Time Perspective on Environment and Social Sustainability

June 1, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Arizona Senior Academy, 13715 E. Langtry Lane
Tucson, AZ 85747 United States
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The deep time perspective that archaeology and related disciplines provide about natural hazards, environmental change, and human adaptation is a valuable supplement to historical records and can help modern societies make decisions affecting social sustainability and human safety. Examples include scientific evidence that virtually all prehistoric farming cultures in Arizona and the Southwest eventually surpassed their thresholds of sustainability, leading to collapse or reorganization of their societies; and archaeological and geological evidence of ancient earthquakes and tsunamis that should have…

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Tombstone, Arizona: The Town Too Tough to Die

June 22, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Arizona Senior Academy, 13715 E. Langtry Lane
Tucson, AZ 85747 United States
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Tombstone, which had a reputation, as one of the West's wildest mining towns, owes its beginning to Ed Schieffelin, who prospected the nearby hills. From nearby Fort Huachuca, Schieffelin told a soldier that the mountains’ rich colors looked very promising for mineral wealth. The soldier said "All you'll find in those hills is your tombstone". In February 1878 Schieffelin found a vein of rich silver ore and registered two claims as the Tombstone and the Graveyard. During this presentation Jane…

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August 2016

Chiricahua National Monument: One Landscape Steeped in Many Arizona Histories

August 31, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Arizona Senior Academy, 13715 E. Langtry Lane
Tucson, AZ 85747 United States
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Chiricahua National Monument in SE Arizona has never been known as a “Crown Jewel” in the Park System. Yet it is rich in natural and historical resources — an onion deep with cultural layers intimately connected to and dependent upon phantasmagorical rock formations and a small, well-watered valley. This cultural landscape contains stories of pre-contact Archaic settlement, Chiricahua Apache homeland, a Buffalo Soldier encampment, frontier homesteading, territory-era farming and ranching, an early Forest Service ranger station, a famous Arizona dude…

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September 2016

World War I in the Middle East: Roots of Contemporary Conflict

September 7, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Arizona Senior Academy, 13715 E. Langtry Lane
Tucson, AZ 85747 United States
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Although World War I occurred a century ago, its effects are still evident in the Middle East today. The war left memories of suffering and brought about new political realities. The Ottoman Empire ended, and new states were created, yet the peace settlements left many Middle Eastern people dissatisfied. The post-war treaties left millions of Kurds without a country, divided Arab lands into various British and French mandates, and pitted Turks against Greeks, Turks against Armenians, Palestinians against Jews. This…

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January 2018

The Magic of the Middle Ages: Lessons from the Past – Tucson

January 10, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Arizona Senior Academy, 13715 E. Langtry Lane
Tucson, AZ 85747 United States
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The Middle Ages were not a dark ages, which is really just a modern myth. This presentation will highlight some of the glorious and mysterious aspects from that time, working with fascinating texts, images, music, architecture, magical arts, philosophy, and religion, as well as addressing problematic issues and conflicts. Some of those pertain to the relationship between Jews and Christians, the crusades, multilingualism, the issue of toleration/tolerance, and the quest for God, especially through mystical visions. The focus will also…

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Hopi Quilting Traditions – Tucson

January 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Arizona Senior Academy, 13715 E. Langtry Lane
Tucson, AZ 85747 United States
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For centuries, Hopi men grew cotton and wove the fibers into blankets and clothing. In the 1880s, with the arrival of Anglo missionaries and government officials, quilting was introduced to the Hopi people and it quickly became integrated into Hopi culture and ceremony with quilts being used in every Hopi household. Hopis today are 4th and 5th generation quiltmakers and as the atistic traditions of two cultures are blended, it is not uncommon to see a quilt with a traditional…

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