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Arizona Archaeology Society meeting to focus on Hohokam archaeology


CAVE CREEK – The Arizona Archaeology Society – Desert Foothills Chapter is meeting on Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m. This month’s featured presenter is Dr. David Wilcox; the meeting’s focus will be Hohokam archaeology.

The Hohokam archaeology study will focus on the sites of Casa Grande Ruin, Pueblo Grande, Snaketown, and La Ciudad de los Hornos (aka Casa de Loma), including modern work at these sites and the investigation of the features known as Hohokam “ballcourts” and the regional system they define. Information about the relationship of the Phoenix Basin Hohokam to their northern neighbors, the development of the socio-political systems in the Phoenix Basin, and the North American Southwest will be presented.

Dr. David Wilcox completed a BA in anthropology at Beloit College in 1966, began graduate school at SUNY Albany, and finished his Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Arizona in 1977. His background includes varied archaeology projects, and he has worked throughout Arizona, including as a visiting professor at Arizona State University, and Arizona State Museum before employment at the Museum of Northern Arizona in 1984, and becoming head of its anthropology department (1988-2006). Wilcox has worked extensively with the Verde Valley Archaeological Society, Arizona Site Stewards, and Verde Valley Archaeology Center as a proponent of avocational groups. He was named Arizona Archaeological Society Professional Archaeologist of the Year in 2008, received the 2007 Byron S. Cummings Award from the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society, and 2009 the Arizona Governor's Lifetime Achievement Award.  

Everyone is welcome to attend this free meeting. The meeting will be held in the community building at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, in Cave Creek.

For more details, see www.azarchsoc.org/desertfoothills.