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San Tan Historical Society Museum

20425 S. Old Ellsworth Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242 United States
(480) 987-9380 http://www.santanhistoricalsociety.org/

March 2015

Archaeology’s Deep Time Perspective on Environment and Social Sustainability

March 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
San Tan Historical Society Museum, 20425 S. Old Ellsworth Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242 United States
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The deep time perspective that archaeology, geology, and related disciplines provide about natural hazards, environmental change, and societal development often is ignored when today’s societies make decisions affecting social sustainability and human safety. Studies of ancient peoples and natural events can help modern society deal with problems of environmental and social change, overpopulation, and sustainability. This presentation looks at long-term effects of such things as exposure to natural chemical hazards, ancient and modern agricultural techniques, and biological and geological records…

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October 2016

The Eagle and the Archaeologists: The Lindbergh’s 1929 Aerial Survey of Southwest Prehistoric Sites

October 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
San Tan Historical Society Museum, 20425 S. Old Ellsworth Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242 United States
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Pilot Charles Lindbergh (the “Lone Eagle”) is best known for his famous 1927 flight across the Atlantic Ocean.  But Lindbergh, and his wife Anne, also played an important role in southwestern archaeology.  During the summer of 1929, they worked with noted archaeologist Alfred Kidder to conduct the first extensive aerial photographic survey of southwestern prehistoric sites; taking numerous photos and even landing at remote Canyon de Chelly.  The presentation features many of their historic photographs and describes this important –…

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October 2017

The Explorations and Discoveries of George Bird Grinnell, The Father of Glacier National Park – Queen Park

October 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
San Tan Historical Society Museum, 20425 S. Old Ellsworth Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242 United States
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The great West that George Bird Grinnell first encountered in 1870 as a 21-year old man was shortly to disappear before his eyes. Nobody was quicker to sense the desecration or was more eloquent in crusading against the poachers, the hidehunters, and the disengaged U.S. Congress than George Bird Grinnell, the “Father of American Conservation.” Grinnell founded the first Audubon Society, cofounded the Boone and Crockett Club with Teddy Roosevelt, and led the effort to establish Glacier National Park. Audiences…

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April 2022

Star Wounds: Meteorites from Ancient Native American Sites with Ken Zoll

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
San Tan Historical Society Museum, 20425 S. Old Ellsworth Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242 United States
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The occurrence of meteorites on archaeological sites in North America has been known since the early 19th century. From the Hopewell culture in the eastern United States to the Indians in the American Southwest and northern Mexico, meteorites have been found on these ancient sites. Much like meteorite hunters of today, ancient Native American cultures actively engaged in meteorite collecting. Several meteorite fragments from Meteor Crater near Flagstaff have been discovered at ancient dwellings in Central Arizona. This talk will…

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May 2022

Chiles & Chocolate: Sweet and Spicy Foods in the American West with Chris Glen and Sandy Sunseri

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Tan Historical Society Museum, 20425 S. Old Ellsworth Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242 United States
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Come have a taste of the rich and savory history of these food favorites, explore how early peoples used them, and how they have evolved and spread to all corners of the world. Food is a portal into culture and can convey a range of cultural meaning including occasion, social status, ethnicity, and wealth depending on the social context. Discover how chiles and chocolate became identity markers in gender roles and relationships, essential in rituals and religious customs, popular in…

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