Events

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Sep
12
Thu
TOUR | Cliff Dwellers of the American Southwest @ Arizona and Colorado
Sep 12 – Sep 22 all-day
TOUR | Cliff Dwellers of the American Southwest @ Arizona and Colorado | Ohio | United States

Cliff dwellings are among the most amazing archaeological sites in the world: walls and doorways, towers and kivas, all tucked neatly into sandstone cliffs.  More than 700 years ago, the Anasazi and Sinagua cultures of the Four Corners region called these sites  home. Warm and dry during the winter, the secluded pueblos may also have protected villagers from attacking enemies.

Our tour will journey to the most famous of the region’s cliff dwellings, as well as modern-day pueblos and several Conservancy preserves, and be guided by archaeologists well-versed in the region’s prehistory.

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Cliff Dwellers of the American Southwest

Oct
12
Sat
TOUR | Native Peoples of Florida’s Mangrove Coast @ Southern Florida
Oct 12 – Oct 18 all-day
TOUR | Native Peoples of Florida’s Mangrove Coast @ Southern Florida | Ohio | United States

For over a thousand years the Calusa, Tocobaga, and Seminole dominated southern Florida.  They developed complex civilizations, created breathtaking artwork, and constructed monumental earthworks.  Time and again, they defeated those who attempted to subjugate them.

Our exciting journey will take us from the ancient mound center at Crystal River to the man-made island of Mound Key, the Calusa’s capital.  Along the way, we’ll visit the key sites of Florida’s original inhabitants, explore the unique estuarine environment in which these people lived, and encounter a variety of wildlife such as manatees, dolphins, and alligators.

Joining us for the entire tour will be Dr. Jeffrey M. Mitchem, an expert in early Spanish and Native American contact in the Southeastern United States. He is an archaeologist with the Arkansas Archaeological Survey as well as a board member of the Florida Public Archaeology Network, the Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education, and The Archaeological Conservancy.

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Native Peoples of Florida’s Mangrove Coast

Oct
25
Fri
TOUR | Oaxaca during the Day of the Dead @ Oaxaca, Mexico
Oct 25 – Nov 4 all-day
TOUR | Oaxaca during the Day of the Dead @ Oaxaca, Mexico | Ohio | United States

Join us in Oaxaca, Mexico during one of the most unusual festivals anywhere – the Day of the Dead.  On this day, people prepare home altars and decorate cemeteries to welcome the dead, who are believed to return to enjoy the food and drink they indulged in during life.  Not at all a morbid occasion, the town is filled with celebration.

Oaxaca lies in a semitropical valley surrounded by the peaks of the Sierra Madre del Sur.  The city’s architecture reflects its rich Spanish Colonial and modern history.  Vast ruins of Ancient Mixtecan and Zapotecan civilizations lie just outside the city. Oaxacan archaeologist Dr. Robert Markens will accompany us on our trip.

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Oaxaca during the Day of the Dead

Jan
2
Thu
TOUR | Explore Veracruz @ Villahermosa, Mexico
Jan 2 – Jan 12 all-day
TOUR | Explore Veracruz @ Villahermosa, Mexico | Ohio | United States

Join us in Villahermosa, Mexico for an exciting look at the Olmec, Totonac, Huastec, Aztec and Spanish cultures that have dominated the region for thousands of years.

Nestled in a tropical paradise, lost cities, unique architecture, and archaeological sites that defy current cultural classification await our arrival. Joining us will be Dr. Jeff Blomster, a leading scholar on the cultures of Mesoamerica at George Washington University.

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Explore Veracruz

TOUR | Maya of Yucatán and Calakmul @ Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico
Jan 2 – Jan 12 all-day
TOUR | Maya of Yucatán and Calakmul @ Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico | Ohio | United States

From A.D. 300 until 900, a brilliant culture flourished in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico – the Classic Maya.  Accompanying us on our tour of some of their most splendid sites will be Dr. Scott Hutson, professor of Mesoamerican Archaeology at the University of Kentucky.

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Maya of Yucatán and Calakmul

Mar
12
Thu
TOUR | Guatemala Highlands and Copán @ Guatemala
Mar 12 – Mar 22 all-day
TOUR | Guatemala Highlands and Copán @ Guatemala | Ohio | United States

Rain forests, snow-capped volcanoes, and magnificent lakes make up the landscape of the ancient Maya in the highlands of Guatemala.

On our tour you’ll experience a complete spectrum of history – from ancient Maya ruins to modern-day Maya cities.  Our travels will take us from beautiful Lake Atitlán to the Honduran rainforest where we will visit Copán, considered the crown jewel of the southern Maya cities.

Dr. Scott Hutson, professor of Mesoamerican Archaeology at the University of Kentucky, will accompany us on the tour.

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Guatemala Highlands and Copán