Next Archaeology Quarterly PresentationMay 21, Tuesday 7:00pm
"Does Deep History Matter"
For 99% of the time humans have been wandering the globe--and we are inveterate roamers undefined there was no written history. Literate peoples tend to think that nothing remarkable happened during humanity's long shuffling "prehistory," and that whatever happened in our remote past has little bearing on contemporary issues, problems, and prospects. In this talk I will argue that the "scribbling classes" have it all wrong. Deep history does matter, and the survival of our species (and many of our co-inhabitants) may depend on re-learning some of the ancient lessons.
John A. Ware, PhD, Executive Director, The Amerind Foundation, Inc.: A fourth-generation Arizonan, John Ware is an anthropologist and archaeologist whose research and teaching focus on the prehistory and ethnohistory of the northern Southwest, where he has worked for over 40 years. Ware earned his PhD in anthropology from the University of Colorado in 1983 and has taught anthropology at Southern Illinois University, the College of Santa Fe, and Colgate University in New York. In addition to teaching, Ware has held research positions at the Museum of Northern Arizona, Arizona State Museum, and the School of American Research, and he was director of the Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe. Since 2001, Ware has served as executive director of the Amerind Foundation in Dragoon, Arizona.
The venue for the lecture will be the Multi Use Center(Events Center) at 370 Camp Lincoln Rd., Camp Verde, which is located on the premises of the Elementary and High School Campus off Montezuma Castle Road. From Camp Verde Main Street, go North on Montezuma Castle Road for about 1.7 miles until you come to Camp Lincoln Rd on the left. Turn left (West) for about 2 tenths of a mile to the large building on the right. The entrance is closest to the paved parking lot.
Center Announces Summer Archaeology Film Fest
With the hot summer days, hiking to most archaeology sites is generally not a good idea. Likewise, a lot of members leave the area for cooler climates. Yet, some of us stay here. To provide some activity for the summer, we will be hosting a free archaeology film every other Friday evening at the Sedona Public Library. All films will be free. Here is the schedule:
Stone Age Artists: The Magdalenian Masters
(France, 52 min.)
The Secret of the Snake Goddess
(Canada, 52 min.)
The Sign on the Stone: The unknown Sahara of the Peoples with no name
(Italy, 58 min)
Historic Archaeology: Beneath Kentucky’s Fields and Streets
(USA, 58 min.)
Ramses II, The Great Journey
(France; English version; 63 min.)
(Greece; English and Greek with English subtitles; 52 min.)