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Whetstone, AZ
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Oct 17 2020


9:00 am - 4:00 pm



Santa Cruz de Terrenate and Pitaitutgam Archaeological Sites

A Guided Tour with Archaeologist Deni J. Seymour, Ph.D.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday October 17, 2020
Starting in Whetstone, Cochise County, Arizona

Join Old Pueblo Archaeology Center in a visit to two historic
Spanish colonial period sites in southeastern Arizona’s San Pedro
Valley, led by archaeologist Dr. Deni Seymour.
Santa Cruz de Terrenate is the best-preserved example of three
presidios (forts) established in what is now southern Arizona by the
Spanish colonial government.
Santa Cruz del Pitaitutgam is the site of a large Sobaípuri
O'odham village that was occupied off and on for centuries.

Tour Guide Dr. Deni J. Seymour is an archaeologist, ethnographer,
and ethnohistorian with a three-decade personal and professional investment
in knowledge about and interaction with the indigenous peoples
of the southern portion of the American Southwest. Dr. Seymour
has a Ph.D. in anthropology and is a widely published award-winning
author with over 100 scholarly refereed articles and six books. She is
an acclaimed authority on the Spanish colonial period with special
knowledge on the Protohistoric and Historic period Native American
and Spanish colonial cultures of the U.S.’s “southern Southwest.”
Dr. Seymour excavated for several seasons at both of these sites.
Her current work focuses on various groups, including the O’odham,
using multiple lines and forms of evidence to weave together information
relevant to history, heritage, and identity. She is currently
involved in several ethnographic projects. She has multiple affiliations,
her most recent one a faculty affiliation with University of
Texas, El Paso.
This is a fundraising tour –
Your $50 donation ($40 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Friends of
Pueblo Grande Museum members) helps cover Old Pueblo’s tour expenses
and supports its education programs about archaeology and traditional cultures.
Donations are due 10 days after reservation request
or by 5 p.m. Wednesday October 14, whichever is earlier.
For details and reservations contact Old Pueblo Archaeology Center
at 520-798-1201 or [email protected]
Check out this and other activities at www.oldpueblo.org.
See the flyer on this event here.

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