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ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

Sep
3
Sat
TOUR | Highlights of the Northern Plains @ North Dakota
Sep 3 – Sep 8 all-day
TOUR | Highlights of the Northern Plains @ North Dakota

Beginning and ending in Bismarck, North Dakota, this tour will explore some of the unique and fascinating historic places of the Northern Plains. We’ll visit Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, which preserves the remains of five historic period Mandan/Hidatsa villages, including the “hometown” of Sacagawea, the guide for Lewis and Clark. We’ll also visit a number of prehistoric Native American sites including Double Ditch and Huff Indian Village State Historic Site, well preserved Plains Village Tradition communities, and the Knife River Quarries, one of the largest prehistoric quarry sites in North America.

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Sep
10
Sat
TOUR | The Archaeology of Ontario, Canada @ Ontario, Canada
Sep 10 – Sep 17 all-day
TOUR | The Archaeology of Ontario, Canada @ Ontario, Canada

Join us as we travel across the province of Ontario to explore the rich history and archaeology of this region of Canada. Ontario has a rich history that begins far earlier than 1867, when Canada became a county. On our journey we will meet with historians, archaeologists and native people at a variety of archaeological sites, museums, and interpretive centers. Some of the sites we will visit include Old Fort Erie, Fort George, the Museum of Ontario Archaeology, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons Mission site, Petroglyphs Provincial Park, Fort York, and the Royal Ontario Museum. This tour also includes an overnight stay in picturesque Niagara Falls.

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Sep
16
Fri
TOUR | Cliff Dwellers @ Arizona and Utah
Sep 16 – Sep 26 all-day
TOUR | Cliff Dwellers @ Arizona and Utah

They rank among the most amazing archaeological sites anywhere: 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 cliff dwellings home. Warm and dry during the winter, the secluded pueblos may also have protected villagers from attacking enemies.

Today, amidst the scenery of Arizona and Colorado, our tour presents the most famous of the region’s cliff dwellings, as well as modern-day pueblos and several Conservancy preserves. Archaeologists well-versed in the region’s prehistory will accompany the tour.

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Oct
17
Mon
TOUR | Native Peoples of Florida’s Mangrove Coast @ Florida
Oct 17 – Oct 24 all-day
TOUR | Native Peoples of Florida’s Mangrove Coast @ Florida

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, as well as material culture, including beads and European weapons/armor. He recently retired from the Arkansas Archaeological Survey, is 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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Oct
22
Sat
TOUR | Oaxaca, Mexico @ Oaxaca, Mexico
Oct 22 – Nov 2 all-day
TOUR | Oaxaca, Mexico @ Oaxaca, Mexico

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.

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 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. Jeffrey Blomster will accompany us on our trip.

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FEATURED VIDEOS

SHORT FILM | A Site Visit to the Pamplin Pipe Factory Preserve with Kelley Berliner

VIRTUAL LECTURE | Prehistoric Life at the Borax Lake Site: A Western Clovis Locality on California’s North Coast

VIRTUAL LECTURE | Color and Directional Symbolism at Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon

VIRTUAL TOUR | Episode 5: Archaeology at the Sharrow Site

SUMMER 2022 | Vol. 26 No.2