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Seventh Annual Verde Valley
International Archaeology Day Benefit

Theme: Our Future is the Past

Kicking off the Capital Campaign Building Fund

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Our 2017 International Archaeology Day Benefit was our largest attended with 119 filling the 120 available seats. Likewise, our Silent Auction was also one of the most successful. During the event we unveiled a scale model of our future archaeology campus and revised floor plan which is shown on page 5.

Our featured speaker was British-born and Cambridge University educated Brian Fagan who is widely regarded as the world’s leading archaeological writer and has an international reputation as an author of influential books about major issues. His books have been translated into over nine languages.Brian took us on a journey through the compelling world of our past, from early human ancestors to ancient cities and the world of the Ancestral Pueblo. He told us why archaeology is important, indeed essential, in today’s interconnected and industrialized world.

Special Guest Speaker:


British-born and Cambridge University educated Brian Fagan is widely regarded as the world’s leading archaeological writer and has an international reputation as an author of influential books about major issues such as ancient climate change, the relationship between humans and water, past and present, and sustainability in ancient and contemporary subsistence level societies. His books have been translated into over nine languages. Brian spent his early career in Central Africa, where he worked in the Livingstone Museum in Zambia. He was involved in field research into multidisciplinary African history, monuments conservation, cultural tourism, and museum work. After a year in East Africa, he came to the United States in 1966 and was Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, from 1967 to 2003. He is now Emeritus and an independent scholar. Since moving to Santa Barbara, he changed from being an African specialist into a generalist, concerned with public outreach and communications science to general audiences, especially through lecturing and writing. He has lectured widely both in the United States and Canada and also 

internationally to all kinds of audiences. In recent years, most of his books have been concerned with human relationships to climate change in the past, including water and general issues of sustainability. His major recent titles include Floods, Famines and Emperors, a study of ancient El Niños, The Little Ice Age, The Long Summer, and The Attacking Ocean. He has also written Elixir: A History of Water and Humankind and The Great Warming, an account of the Medieval Warm Period. His latest book is Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization.

Brian took us on a journey through the compelling world of our past, from early human ancestors to ancient cities and the world of the Ancestral Pueblo. He told us why archaeology is important, indeed essential, in today’s interconnected and industrialized world.

The following are our 2017 event sponsors:

  $1,500
 $1,000
$1,000

 

 $500
$500
$1,000


 

Ken Kaemmerle and Linda Guarino

Richard and Jackie Henderson
                    

  Auction Donors
Auction Donors
Auction Donors
Dr. F. Dennison and Janet Shaw
Jerry Walters
Bill and Lynette Kovacovich
 Don Owens and Ann Rasor Jo Ann Forristal  Todd and Heidi Bostwick 
 Nick and Cherie Meyerhofer David Bancroft  Norm and Sharon Olson 
  Kim Spurr