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Macayo’s Central

4001 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012 United States

February 2015

Archaeology Café (Phoenix): Pottery…A Direct Link to Our Past

February 17, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Macayo’s Central, 4001 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012 United States
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On February 17, 2015, traditional potters and educators Jacob Butler and Ron Carlos (Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community) will share their perspectives on heritage and connecting to 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…

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March 2015

Archaeology Café (Phoenix): Back and Forth

March 17, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Macayo’s Central, 4001 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012 United States
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On March 17, 2015, Will Russell (Arizona State University) will discuss ritual racing and the Perry Mesa Tradition. 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…

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April 2015

Archaeology Café (Phoenix): The Hilltop Survey, West-Central Arizona, 1988–present

April 28, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Macayo’s Central, 4001 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012 United States
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On April 28, 2015, Dr. David R. Wilcox will share the results of a long-term survey of defensible ancient places in central Arizona. 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…

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October 2015

Archaeology Café (Phoenix): Pan-Regional Exchange Systems and High-Status Goods

October 20, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Macayo’s Central, 4001 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012 United States
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On October 20, 2015, Arthur Vokes (Arizona State Museum) will present “Pan-Regional Exchange Systems and High-Status Goods.” From Arthur: I will discuss pan-regional exchange of high-status exotic materials, including trade networks incorporating marine shell, turquoise, macaws/parrots, copper bells, and other special items. Many of these classes of material derive from outside of the American Southwest and Northwest Mexico and were widely exchanged among elites in a network that extended from central Mexico to ancestral Pueblo communities and from the California…

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November 2015

Archaeology Café (Phoenix): Exploring and Protecting the Great Bend of the Gila

November 17, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Macayo’s Central, 4001 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012 United States
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On November 17, 2015, Aaron Wright (Archaeology Southwest) will present “Exploring and Protecting the Great Bend of the Gila.” From Aaron: The Gila River’s Great Bend, in southwestern Arizona, has been a cultural crossroads for over 10,000 years. This remote area was an interface between the San Dieguito and Clovis/Folsom Paleoindian traditions, the Amargosa and Cochise traditions, and the Patayan and Hohokam farming traditions. Later, it was a frontier between O’odham and Yuman tribes as well as Spanish, Mexican, and…

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January 2016

Archaeology Café (Phoenix): Canal Irrigation Studies on the Gila River Indian Community and Modern Water-Rights Issues

January 19, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Macayo’s Central, 4001 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012 United States
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On January 19, 2016, Kyle Woodson and Wesley Miles (Gila River Indian Community) will present “Canal Irrigation Studies on the Gila River Indian Community and Modern Water-Rights Issues.” From Kyle and Wesley: We will discuss the Gila River Indian Community’s long-term cultural resource management study of Hohokam canal irrigation along the middle Gila River. This work has been coordinated in conjunction with the Pima-Maricopa Irrigation Project, a large irrigation-system improvement project funded by the United States Bureau of Reclamation. This…

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February 2016

Archaeology Café (Phoenix): From Data to Digital Humanities Content

February 16, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Macayo’s Central, 4001 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012 United States
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On February 16, 2016, Douglas Gann (Archaeology Southwest) will present “From Data to Digital Humanities Content.” From Doug: For my presentation at the Phoenix Archaeology Café, I will be speaking about the digital revolution taking place in archaeology today, specifically exploring the use of automated reality capture systems such as laser scanning and photogrammetry to document and share places of the past. As I am aware that PowerPoint presentations are not in the spirit of the science cafe movement, I…

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March 2016

Archaeology Café (Phoenix): The Relationships among Social Interaction, Economics, and Culture

March 15, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Macayo’s Central, 4001 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012 United States
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On March 15, 2016, Matthew Peeples (Arizona State University) will present “The Relationships among Social Interaction, Economics, and Culture.” From Matt: The work I will present represents the initial results of a large and collaborative project involving Archaeology Southwest, the University of Arizona, and Arizona State University. It is focused on using concepts from contemporary social network analysis to study ancient Chacoan communities in the Southwest. Using archaeological data and comparative data on contemporary societies, the goal is to explore…

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April 2016

Archaeology Café (Phoenix): Archaeology of the Human Experience

April 19, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Macayo’s Central, 4001 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012 United States
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On April 19, 2016, Michelle Hegmon (Arizona State University) will present “Archaeology of the Human Experience.” From Michelle: I will lead a discussion about the Archaeology of the Human Experience (AHE), a new approach that I am developing with a number of colleagues and students (Hegmon 2016). AHE endeavors to understand what it was actually like to live in the past that archaeologists study, and thus takes a humanistic and historical view. AHE to date focuses on investigating the conditions…

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