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Wednesday Wind Uphttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2005Wednesday Wind UpCivic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave.12/13/2017 6:00:00 PM12/13/2017 8:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Looking for a fix to the monotony of the work week? Downtown students and professionals are invited to this free lunchtime social event that brings together live music, food trucks, and lawn games and other activities. Wednesday Wind Up is sponsored by Bookmans, Downtown Phoenix Inc., and Even Stevens Sandwiches; in partnership with Arizona State University's Sun Devil Fitness Complex, Valley of the Sun YMCA, ALT AZ 93.3 FM and Kalil Bottling Co. Local bands provided by Alice Cooper's Solid Rock. At the Dec. 13 event, enjoy a performance by indie pop band 76th Street and a visit from food truck Hibachibot. Even Stevens Sandwiches also will be serving food.
Petroglyph Discovery Hike https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/1963Petroglyph Discovery Hike South Mountain Park12/16/2017 4:00:00 PM12/16/2017 5:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Bring the whole family for a short one mile Hohokam petroglyph discovery hike at South Mountain for an easy but also petroglyph rich hiking experience. An experienced Pueblo Grande Museum guide will lead participants on a quick one-mile, one-hour interpretive hike, perfect for all ages and busy schedules. Space is limited. Advance registration required by December 14. Register today!
Maryvale Winter Wonderlandhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2078Maryvale Winter WonderlandMaryvale Community Center, 4420 N. 51st Ave.12/16/2017 6:00:00 PM12/16/2017 9:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​This free holiday event is for children age 12 and younger, and will include a holiday craft station, bingo and other games, giveaways and pictures with Santa Claus. Registration is required. The event also will feature performances by the Maryvale and Desert West community center's ballet class participants.
Pots for Tots: Free Craft Timehttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/1965Pots for Tots: Free Craft TimePueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 8503412/17/2017 8:00:00 PM12/17/2017 10:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Get excited about pottery with our newest exhibit Fragments Broken Bowls Tell More Tales! Then enjoy some fun and easy pottery crafts for tiny-tots during this two-hour free craft time! Great for children ages 6 and under. No registration needed, included with paid museum admission. Children 17 and under are free on Sundays!
Drop-In Discovery with Zack Curcijahttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2032Drop-In Discovery with Zack CurcijaPueblo Grande Museum12/17/2017 8:00:00 PM12/17/2017 10:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b​Drop-In Discovery at PGM Join experimental archaeologist, Zack Curcija, for a shell disc bead manufacturing demonstration on the back patio at Pueblo Grande Museum. This interpretive demonstration will reveal how prehistoric southwestern craftspeople, specifically the Hohokam, created millions of delicate and uniform beads with stone tool technology. Discover the archaeology of shell disc beads species identification, source, manufacturing locations, and processes. Curcjia will also explain the toolkits and micro-drill technology used by the Hohokam. The informal presentation allows everyone to ask questions and get an up close demonstration of marine shell disc bead production using the replicated tools and techniques employed by Hohokam artists. Included with paid museum admission.
Drop-In Discoveries at Pueblo Grande Museumhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2054Drop-In Discoveries at Pueblo Grande MuseumPueblo Grande Museum12/17/2017 8:00:00 PM4/21/2018 7:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b​Drop-In Discoveries at PGM Drop-in to discover fun, educational programs by local artists, archaeology, and botanical organizations on the back patio of Pueblo Grande Museum (PGM) from December through April. Drop-In Discovery programs are informal demonstrations and educational presentations that are included with Museum admission. These family friendly programs are available once a month, beginning in December made possible through the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary. December 17, 1 to 3 p.m. – Shell Disc Bead Manufacturing Join experimental archaeologist, Zack Curcija, for a shell disc bead manufacturing demonstration on the back patio at Pueblo Grande Museum. This interpretive demonstration will reveal how prehistoric southwestern craftspeople, specifically the Hohokam, created millions of delicate and uniform beads with stone tool technology. Discover the archaeology of shell disc beads species identification, source, manufacturing locations, and processes. Curcijia will also explain the toolkits and micro-drill technology used by the Hohokam. This informal presentation allows everyone to ask questions and get an up close demonstration of marine shell disc bead production using the replicated tools and techniques employed by Hohokam artists. January 20, 10 a.m. to noon – Pima Basket Weaving Join Pima artist August Wood, from the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Reservation, for a drop-in informational program and demonstration about Pima baskets. Discover the ways in which these beautiful hand-made containers are created. See up close the traditional techniques used to weave natural desert materials into baskets of all shapes, sizes and designs. February 17, 10 a.m. to noon – Desert Plant Demonstration Explore samples of plants found on the museum grounds with the Arizona Herb Association. Discover how they fit into the medicine chest, sewing box, and kitchen pantry of those who lived here before the Europeans arrived. Still common in the landscape or scattered in the surrounding desert, plants that function aesthetically now were hugely important to those early settlers of the valley. Long before the Europeans brought new plants to the culture, people living in the low desert made do with what they had and found it useful! As visitors go on the trails they can recognize important plants as well as the dwellings and other remains. March 17, 10 a.m. to noon – Bow and Arrow Production Did you know it takes three plants and a bird feather to make a bow? Drop by Royce Manuel's booth to discover which plants and which bird. Tell Royce two of the three local plants for a chance to shoot a primitive bow. Then learn how they are all processed and brought together to create these traditional primitive bows and arrows. April 21, 10 a.m. to noon – Shell Earring Demonstration Discover the process of making shell jewelry with native artist Rykelle Kemp. Rykelle will explain how she makes various shell with silver earrings, and the meaning behind the various indigenous symbols on them. See how she uses a jewelers saw, hammer, steel block and a process called "cold connections" to attached sterling silver to the shell. Listen to the stories of what some of the symbols and designs mean in her different native tribes. One that may be taboo to some is the whirling log, which looks like the swastika. This symbol is being reclaimed by many tribes because of the meaning and importance behind it.
Behind the Scenes Tour https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/1974Behind the Scenes Tour Pueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 8503412/21/2017 5:00:00 PM12/21/2017 5:45:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Join collections staff for a "behind the scenes" tour of the museums' artifact collection areas. Take an intimate tour of the lab, storage, and archival areas not open to the public. See how museums process, organize, and care for their collections. This is a first come, first serve tour. Space is limited. Register at the front desk. Tour is $5 in additon to regular museum admission. Please note that this tour is through cooler, climate controlled areas.
Park of Four Waters Tourhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/1977Park of Four Waters TourPueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 8503412/22/2017 5:00:00 PM12/22/2017 6:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​The Hohokam people lived in the Salt River Area from approximately 450AD to 1450AD. They were an agricultural society, growing corn, beans, squash and cotton. In order to support their extensive agricultural system, the Hohokam people constructed miles of canals in order to direct water from the Salt River to their fields. The Park of Four Waters tour will take you on a tour through undeveloped, natural desert to the ruins of some of these canal systems. This is a first come, first serve tour. Space is limited, sign up at the front desk. Tour is $5 in addition to regular museum admission. Please note that this tour is outdoors, and requires standing and walking through natural desert areas with no established trails away from public accesible areas.
Park of Four Waters Tourhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/1978Park of Four Waters TourPueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 8503412/22/2017 5:00:00 PM12/22/2017 6:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b
Ancient Southwestern Native American Potteryhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2015Ancient Southwestern Native American PotteryPueblo Grande Museum1/4/2018 1:30:00 AM1/4/2018 3:00:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Join the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary and archaeologist Alan Dart for this presentation that shows and discusses Native American ceramic styles that characterized specific peoples and eras in the U.S. Southwest prior to about 1450, and talks about how archaeologists use pottery for dating archaeological sites and interpreting ancient lifeways. He discusses the importance of context in archaeology, such as how things people make change in style over time and how different styles are useful in identifying different cultures and dating archaeological sites. His many illustrations include examples of ancient pottery types made throughout the American Southwest from about 2,000 to 500 years ago. This presentation is free and open to the public, provided through the support of Arizona Humanities.
Archaeology for Kids https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2016Archaeology for Kids Pueblo Grande Museum1/6/2018 4:30:00 PM1/6/2018 7:30:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Children ages 7 to 12 can become a Junior Archaeologist and discover the science of archaeology by doing a simulated excavation of a Hohokam pit house. Learn how to identify artifacts in the field, and discover how archaeologists use these artifacts to learn more about past cultures. Cost is $15; advanced registration is required by January 5, 2017. Register today!
Pots for Tots: Free Craft Timehttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2017Pots for Tots: Free Craft TimePueblo Grande Museum1/14/2018 8:00:00 PM1/14/2018 10:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Fun and easy pottery crafts for tiny-tots to enjoy during this two-hour free craft time at Pueblo Grande Museum! Great for children ages 6 and under. No registration needed, included with paid museum admission.
Behind the Scenes Tour https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2028Behind the Scenes Tour Pueblo Grande Museum1/18/2018 5:00:00 PM1/18/2018 5:45:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Join collections staff for a "behind the scenes" tour of Pueblo Grande Museum. Take an intimate tour of the lab, storage, and archival areas not open to the public. See how museums process, organize, and care for their collections. Space is limited, register at front desk in Museum Lobby. $5 Tour fee is in addition to Museum Admission. Discounts for Museum Members.
Petroglyph Discovery Hikehttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2029Petroglyph Discovery HikeSouth Moutnain Park1/20/2018 4:00:00 PM1/20/2018 5:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Bring the whole family for a short one mile Hohokam petroglyph discovery hike at South Mountain for an easy but also petroglyph rich hiking experience. An experienced Museum guide will lead participants on a quick one-mile, one-hour interpretive hike, perfect for all ages and busy schedules. Space is limited. Advance registration required by January 18. $5 for all ages, discounts for Museum Members. Register Today!
Drop-In Discovery Saturday with August Woodhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2030Drop-In Discovery Saturday with August WoodPueblo Grande Museum 1/20/2018 5:00:00 PM1/20/2018 7:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b Join Pima artist August Wood, from the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Reservation, on the back patio of Pueblo Grande Museum for a drop-in informational program and demonstration about Pima baskets. Discover the ways in which these beautiful hand-made baskets are created. See up close the traditional techniques used to weave natural desert materials into baskets of all shapes, sizes and designs. This program is included with paid museum admission, made possible by the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary.
Park of Four Waters Tour https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2031Park of Four Waters Tour Pueblo Grande Museum1/26/2018 5:00:00 PM1/26/2018 6:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​The Park of Four Waters tour will take you on a walk through undeveloped, natural desert to the ruins of prehistoric Hohokam canal systems. The Hohokam people lived in the Salt River Area from approximately 450AD to 1450AD. They were an agricultural society, growing corn, beans, squash and cotton. In order to support their extensive agricultural system, the Hohokam people constructed miles of canals in order to direct water from the Salt River to their fields. Space is limited, register at front desk in Museum Lobby. $5 Tour fee is in addition to Museum Admission. Discounts for Museum Members.
Arizona Scitech Festival Lecture Serieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2060Arizona Scitech Festival Lecture SeriesPueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St2/2/2018 7:00:00 PM2/2/2018 8:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9bFindings from Fragments Archaeological Discoveries Through Pottery As part of the 7th Annual Arizona Scitech Festival, Pueblo Grande Museum will be hosting Findings from Fragments Archaeological Discoveries Through Pottery, a lecture series presented each Friday in February at noon. These 45-minute lunch time lectures are free and open to the public, and will explore the science of pottery production and archaeological research done on pottery sherds to reconstruct history and form new ideas on prehistoric cultures and traditions. This lecture series is sponsored in part by the Phoenix Chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Society, the Arizona Archaeological Council, and the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary.February 2, 2018 Lecture Title Artificial Intelligence and the Classification of Ancient Southwestern Pottery Speaker Chris Downum, Professor of Anthropology at Northern Arizona & Leszek Pawlowicz, Associate Practitioner in the Department of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University Description Are machines (computers that can analyze digital images of pottery) potentially more reliable than humans when it comes to identifying ceramic types? Explore the answer with Downum and Pawlowicz as they present results of recent experiments evaluating the utility of deep learning / artificial intelligence to the classification of ancient decorated pottery fragments from Northern Arizona. Making sense of variation in ancient decorated pottery plays a critical role in Southwestern archaeology, both in chronology (dating archaeological sites) and cultural affiliation (assessing and tracking the identities of ancient populations across space and through time). In this talk, Downum and Pawlowicz present the historical background of pottery typology in the American Southwest, the use of pottery types for archaeological dating, and some of the problems that archaeologists have when assigning types to individual ceramic sherds.
Architecture for Kidshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2058Architecture for KidsPueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St2/3/2018 4:30:00 PM2/3/2018 7:30:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9bArchitecture for Kids Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to get arty with architecture! Explore the archaeological Hohokam village of Pueblo Grande, walk into their homes and discover how they built 2-story structures the length of a football field without any mechanical equipment and without the tool of a wheel! Practice various architectural skills from adobe brick making, to drawing with charcoal and pencils, and experimenting with insulation! Discover how the Hohokam and modern day architects used different building materials to help protect from the heat and cold. Advanced registration is required by February 2.
Mata Ortiz Pottery Presentation & Sale https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2059Mata Ortiz Pottery Presentation & Sale Pueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St2/3/2018 8:00:00 PM2/3/2018 10:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Enjoy a presentation at Pueblo Grande Museum on February 3 at 1 p.m. by author Dr. John V. Bezy on the prehistoric roots of the beautiful Mata Ortiz ceramics tradition and the archaeological area of Paquimé, located in Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico. Master artist Oralia López will also demonstrate intricate process of painting these pots. Oralia has set the standard in Mata Ortiz for finely executed geometric pottery designs. She is most famous for her unique patterns of graduated squares and triangles, drawn with such exactness that a secondary design of diamonds is produced. Following the presentation, those in attendance will have the opportunity to purchase a variety of Mata Ortiz pottery in all sizes and price ranges. This event is free and open to the public made possible through the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary.
The Ancient Hohokam Ballgame of Arizonahttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2057The Ancient Hohokam Ballgame of ArizonaPueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St2/8/2018 1:30:00 AM2/8/2018 4:00:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b Join the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary and Dr. Todd W. Bostwick, Director of Archaeology at Verde Valley Archaeology Center, for his presentation The Ancient Hohokam Ballgame of Arizona on February 7, 2018 at 630 p.m. at Pueblo Grande Museum. The ancient Hohokam culture of Arizona constructed at least 200 ball courts more than 800 years ago. These oval depressions were likely used to play a ball game that originated in southern Mexico, where the game was played with a rubber ball and had a very important role in reenacting the creation of humans in this world. This presentation will describe the recorded Hohokam ball courts located within Hohokam villages scattered throughout Arizona. Bostwick will then summarize what archaeologists propose they were used for, and discuss how these public structures may relate to what is known about the Mexican rubber ball games, which are still played today. This event is free and open to the public, made possible by Arizona Humanities and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary. Donations are welcome.
Arizona Scitech Festival Lecture Serieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2061Arizona Scitech Festival Lecture SeriesPueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St2/9/2018 7:00:00 PM2/9/2018 8:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b​Findings from Fragments Archaeological Discoveries Through Pottery As part of the 7th Annual Arizona Scitech Festival, Pueblo Grande Museum will be hosting Findings from Fragments Archaeological Discoveries Through Pottery lecture series, presented each Friday in February at noon. These 45-minute lunch time lectures are free and open to the public, and will explore the science of pottery production and archaeological research done on pottery sherds to reconstruct history and form new ideas on prehistoric cultures and traditions. This lecture series is sponsored in part by the Phoenix Chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Society, the Arizona Archaeological Council, and the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary.February 9, 2018 Lecture Title Sherds and Social Boundaries in Central Arizona Speaker Chris Watkins, Senior Archaeologist at North Wind Resource Consulting Description How did people accustomed to living in small communities get along in larger populations? Were settlements friendly with one another? How did they avoid conflicts? People who think of themselves as part of the same social groups, that also know each other well, tend to cooperate and form long-lasting peaceful alliances. Sherds can help determine which people maintained close social relationships, and whether groups shared common identities such as a religion. Watkins addresses these question by specifically discussing sherds and social boundaries from 14th century central Arizona, including Perry Mesa and the Verde Valley. For centuries, large portions of the American Southwest were occupied by isolated families living in small settlements. At around A.D. 1200, populations began to gather into a smaller number of increasingly larger settlements, some of which have been continuously occupied through the present day. Many of these villages were surrounded by walls or were in defensible locations, suggesting that conflict or the threat of violence factored into the decision to aggregate into larger communities. Watkins examines undecorated cooking and storage pots, which tend to circulate between family members and close friends. He has determined where these pots were made, and can track their movement between settlements to assess where close social relationships were maintained. Painted pottery, especially Salado Polychrome, has been associated with the "Southwestern Cult," a religious or ideological movement that stressed peaceful interactions. People who owned and used Salado Polychrome ceramics had a way to get along with both strangers and friends. Three settlement clusters on Perry Mesa, the Middle Verde, and Lower Verde River were integrated by family and friendship ties and shared identity. Violence, or the threat of violence, was focused outside of these three clusters across well-defined social boundaries.
Behind the Scenes Tour of PGMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2064Behind the Scenes Tour of PGMPueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St2/15/2018 5:00:00 PM2/15/2018 8:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Join Museum collections staff for a "behind the scenes" tour of Pueblo Grande Museum. Take an intimate tour of the lab, storage, and archival areas not open to the public, where all of the artifacts are kept. See how museums process, organize, and care for their collections. Space is limited, register at front desk in Museum Lobby on the day of the tour. $5 tour fee is in addition to Museum Admission. Discounts for Museum Members.
Arizona Scitech Festival Lecture Serieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2062Arizona Scitech Festival Lecture SeriesPueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St2/16/2018 7:00:00 PM2/16/2018 8:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b​Findings from Fragments Archaeological Discoveries Through Pottery As part of the 7th Annual Arizona Scitech Festival, Pueblo Grande Museum will be hosting Findings from Fragments Archaeological Discoveries Through Pottery lecture series, presented each Friday in February at noon. These 45-minute lunch time lectures are free and open to the public, and will explore the science of pottery production and archaeological research done on pottery sherds to reconstruct history and form new ideas on prehistoric cultures and traditions. This lecture series is sponsored in part by the Phoenix Chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Society, the Arizona Archaeological Council, and the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary.February 16, 2018 Lecture Title Paddle and Anvil Pottery Production Speaker Ron Carlos, Pima-Maricopa Potter & Jacob Butler, Onk Akimel O’Odham Artist Description In this presentation, Jacob Butler will discuss the different tools and methods used in the production of paddle and anvil pottery. From sourcing and processing the clay, to forming, painting, and firing the pottery This style of pottery making is unique and indicative of the southern Arizona tribes; i.e. Maricopa, Pima, Tohono O'Odham. Ron Carlos will demonstrate the use of the pottery tools while he creates a small clay pot during the presentation. All of Jacob and Ron's pottery is constructed from all natural materials. The clays and pigments are hand dug and hand processed into a workable paste. They will also talk about how the vessels are wood fired in an open pit using mesquite and/or cottonwood bark.
Petroglyph Discovery Hike https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2066Petroglyph Discovery Hike South Mountain Park2/17/2018 4:00:00 PM2/17/2018 5:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Bring the whole family for a short one mile Hohokam petroglyph discovery hike at South Mountain for an easy but also petroglyph rich hiking experience. An experienced Pueblo Grande Museum guide will lead participants on a quick one-mile, one-hour interpretive hike, perfect for all ages and busy schedules. Space is limited. Advance registration required by February 15. Location Box Canyon / Holbert Trail Difficulty Moderate Cost $5 Ages All ages Register today!
Drop-In Discovery with Arizona Herb Associationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2065Drop-In Discovery with Arizona Herb AssociationPueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St2/17/2018 5:00:00 PM2/17/2018 7:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Explore samples of plants found on the Museum grounds with the perspective of how they fit into the medicine chest, sewing box, and kitchen pantry of those who lived here before the Europeans arrived. Still common in the landscape or scattered in the surrounding desert, plants that function aesthetically now were hugely important to those early settlers of the valley. Long before the Europeans brought new plants to the culture, people living in the low desert made do with what they had and found it useful! As visitors go on the trails they can recognize important plants as well as the dwellings and other remains. All Drop-In Discovery programs are included with paid Museum admission. Visit pueblogrande.com to find out about more Drop-In Discovery programs and event Museum events!
FitPHX Healthy Arizona Worksites Traininghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2033FitPHX Healthy Arizona Worksites TrainingBusiness and Workforce Development Center, 302 N. 1st Ave.2/22/2018 3:30:00 PM2/22/2018 9:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Employee health is good business! The Healthy Arizona Worksites Program (HAWP) is a statewide public health initiative developed to help employers implement evidence-based worksite wellness programs and strategies. Learn about How to design a comprehensive worksite wellness program that can improve the health of your business and employees Successful national and local employer efforts to improve employee and organizational health How to apply for the Healthy Arizona Worksite Award Register at healthyAZworksites.org. This event is offered through a partnership between FitPHX, the city's healthy-living initiative, and Arizona Department of Health Services.
Park of Four Waters Tour https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2067Park of Four Waters Tour Pueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St2/23/2018 5:00:00 PM2/23/2018 6:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​The Park of Four Waters tour at Pueblo Grande Museum will take you on a walk through undeveloped, natural desert to the ruins of two Hohokam canal segments. “Hohokam” is an archaeological term for an ancestral Native American culture who built a highly sophisticated irrigation canal network in Arizona roughly between A.D. 450 and 1450. In order to support many large villages and small settlements, the Hohokam irrigated tens of thousands of acres along the Salt River to grow corn, beans, squash and cotton. This is a first come, first serve tour. Space is limited; sign up at the front desk.
Arizona Scitech Festival Lecture Serieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2063Arizona Scitech Festival Lecture SeriesPueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St2/23/2018 7:00:00 PM2/23/2018 8:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b​Findings from Fragments Archaeological Discoveries Through Pottery As part of the 7th Annual Arizona Scitech Festival, Pueblo Grande Museum will be hosting Findings from Fragments Archaeological Discoveries Through Pottery lecture series, presented each Friday in February at noon. These 45-minute lunch time lectures are free and open to the public, and will explore the science of pottery production and archaeological research done on pottery sherds to reconstruct history and form new ideas on prehistoric cultures and traditions. This lecture series is sponsored in part by the Phoenix Chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Society, the Arizona Archaeological Council, and the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary.February 23, 2018 Lecture Title The Origins of Pottery in Arizona Speaker Chris Garraty, Assistant Director of Cultural Resources at Logan Simpson Description The archaeological study of ceramic fragments provides a wealth of information about the lives of ancient people in Arizona. From customs, technologies, and food preferences, to artisan crafting practices, gender roles, and patterns of exchange, to views of religion, cosmologies, and many other important topics. Garraty discusses the results from recent archaeological studies of ceramic fragments that highlight the origins of pottery and ceramic technology in Arizona. Simple pots were made as early as 2100 B.C. by mobile hunter-gatherers in the Tucson Basin, but these early vessels appear to have been used sparingly and for ritual purposes. Pottery used for everyday household tasks, such as cooking and serving food, first developed around 350 B.C. in the Queen Creek area, east of Phoenix. Based on analyses of these early pottery shapes, surface treatment, and fatty acid residues, Garraty argues that changing economic conditions at the household level encouraged technological innovation and greater reliance on utilitarian pottery in the Queen Creek area. Over time, from about 350 B.C. to A.D. 400, use of domestic pottery became more popular and accommodated an increasing number of household functions, especially as ancient people increasingly relied on farming and started living in permanent settlements. Additional study of early pottery use in Arizona in the future will be vital for better understanding the social and economic conditions for technological innovation and change in the ancient past.
Archaeology for Kids at PGMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2080Archaeology for Kids at PGMPueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St3/3/2018 4:30:00 PM3/3/2018 7:30:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Children ages 7 to 12 can become a Junior Archaeologist and discover the science of archaeology by doing a simulated excavation of a Hohokam pit house at Pueblo GRande Museum. Learn how to identify artifacts in the field, and discover how archaeologists use these artifacts to learn more about past cultures like the Hohokam. Cost is $15; advanced registration is required by March 2. Register today!
Free Lecture - The Earliest Apache in Arizonahttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2079Free Lecture - The Earliest Apache in ArizonaPueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St3/8/2018 1:30:00 AM3/8/2018 3:00:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b How did the Apache impact late prehistoric peoples? Join Dr. Deni Seymour to find the answers in her presentation The Earliest Apache in Arizona Evidence of Arguments on March 7, 2018 at 630 p.m. at Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix. Research provides evidence of ancestral Apaches in the southern Southwest as early as A.D. 1300. Evidence comes from chronometric dates obtained from storage features (covered with grass or leaves), on Apache pottery, and from roasting pits, all in direct association with other types of Apache material culture. A continuous sequence of use from the A.D. 1300s through the late 1700s provides new insights into a western route into this region and the presence of the earliest ancestral Apache three centuries earlier than previously thought, even in areas where Coronado did not see them. Dr. Seymour is an internationally recognized authority on protohistoric, Native American, and Spanish colonial archaeology and ethno-history. For 30 years, she has studied the Apache, Sobaipuri O'odham, and lesser-known mobile groups. She has excavated Spanish presidios, numerous Kino-period missions, and several indigenous sites. She works with indigenous groups, tackles the Coronado and Niza expeditions, and is reworking the history of the pre-Spanish and colonial period of the Southwest. This lecture is free and open to the public, provided through the support of Arizona Humanities. Visit pueblogrande.com for more information on this and other upcoming programs and events at Pueblo Grande Museum.
Ancient Technology Day: Prehistoric & Historichttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2070Ancient Technology Day: Prehistoric & HistoricPueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St3/10/2018 4:00:00 PM3/10/2018 10:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b Ancient Technology Day Prehistoric & Historic Test your technology skills at the 18th Annual Ancient Technology Day on March 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix. Enjoy a hands-on experience, fun for the whole family, where visitors can try their hand at throwing an atlatl (spear), weaving their own cloth, and sample roasted agave slow-cooked the traditional way, in an earthen oven. Artists will be on hand to demonstrate how the Hohokam people used various technologies such as flintknapping (making of arrowheads), pottery, shell jewelry, weaving and more! Experts in historic technologies will demonstrate skills from the Pioneer Days of Arizona such as cotton spinning and adobe brick making! Ancient Technology Day Prehistoric & Historic is recognized as both an official Arizona Scitech Festival event and an Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month event. In addition to hands-on demonstrations, families can enjoy free craft activities and games where they can practice their new ancient and historic technology skills. Also available throughout the day are free tours of the prehistoric platform mound, and artifact show-and-tell stations. Guests can also enjoy a guided tour of the Park of Four Waters, an area with the remains of prehistoric hohokam canals not regularly open to the public. Fry bread will also be available for purchase! This event and entrance to the Musuem is FREE for the day! Visit pueblogrande.com or call (602) 495-0901 for more information about this event.
Behind the Scenes Tour at PGMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2081Behind the Scenes Tour at PGMPueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St3/15/2018 5:00:00 PM3/15/2018 5:45:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b Join collections staff for a "behind the scenes" tour of Pueblo Grande Museum. Take an intimate tour of the lab, storage, and archival areas not open to the public. See how museums process, organize, and care for their collections. Space is limited, register at front desk in Museum Lobby on day of tour. $5 Tour fee is in addition to Museum Admission. Discounts for Museum Members.
Petroglyph Discovery Hike https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2082Petroglyph Discovery Hike South Mountain Park3/17/2018 4:00:00 PM3/17/2018 5:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Bring the whole family for a short one mile Hohokam petroglyph discovery hike at South Mountain for an easy but also petroglyph rich hiking experience. An experienced Pueblo Grande Museum guide will lead participants on a quick one-mile, one-hour interpretive hike, perfect for all ages and busy schedules. Space is limited. Advance registration required by March 15. $5 for all ages. Register today!
Drop-In Discovery on Bow & Arrow Productionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2084Drop-In Discovery on Bow & Arrow ProductionPueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St3/17/2018 5:00:00 PM3/17/2018 7:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Did you know it takes three plants and a bird feather to make a bow? Drop by Royce Manuel's booth on the back patio at Pueblo GRande Museum to discover which plants and which bird! Name two of the three local plants used in bow production for a chance to shoot a primitive bow. Royce, a tribal member of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, will share how they are all processed and brought together to create these traditional primitive hunting tools. This informal program is included with paid Museum admission. Drop-In Discovery programs at Pueblo Grande Museum are offered once a month, December through April, made possible through the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary. Visit pueblogrande.com for information on other events and programs offered at the Museum.
Behind the Scenes Tour: Stories Pots Tellhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2085Behind the Scenes Tour: Stories Pots TellPueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St3/21/2018 5:00:00 PM3/21/2018 6:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Join Pueblo Grande Museum's Curator of Collections for a special "behind the scenes" look at pottery that's not on display in honor of the current changing exhibit Fragments Broken Bowls Tell More Tales. You'll get to see some of the staff's favorite artifacts, and learn how archaeologists use pottery collections for research. Space is limited on a first come, first serve basis. Reserve your spot at the front desk on the day of the tour. $5 tour fee is in addition to Museum Admission. Visit pueblogrande.com for more information on the Museum's upcoming programs and events.
Park of Four Waters Tourhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2086Park of Four Waters TourPueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St3/30/2018 5:00:00 PM3/30/2018 7:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​The Park of Four Waters tour at Pueblo Grande Museum will take you on a walk through undeveloped, natural desert to the ruins of two Hohokam canal segments. "Hohokam" is an archaeological term for an ancestral Native American culture who built a highly sophisticated irrigation canal network in Arizona roughly between A.D. 450 and 1450. In order to support many large villages and small settlements, the Hohokam irrigated tens of thousands of acres along the Salt River to grow corn, beans, squash and cotton. Space is limited, on a first come, first serve basis. Sign up at the front desk on day of tour. $5 tour fee is in addition to Museum Admission. This is an outdoor walking tour through undeveloped areas not normally open to the public, with no improved paths and not ADA accessible. Public should dress for the weather and bring a bottle of water. Visit pueblogrande.com for more information on the Museum's upcoming events and programs.
FitPHX Healthy Arizona Worksites Traininghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2034FitPHX Healthy Arizona Worksites TrainingBusiness and Workforce Development Center, 302 N. 1st Ave.5/10/2018 3:30:00 PM5/10/2018 9:00:00 PMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​Employee health is good business! The Healthy Arizona Worksites Program (HAWP) is a statewide public health initiative developed to help employers implement evidence-based worksite wellness programs and strategies. Learn about How to design a comprehensive worksite wellness program that can improve the health of your business and employees Successful national and local employer efforts to improve employee and organizational health How to apply for the Healthy Arizona Worksite Award Register at healthyAZworksites.org. This event is offered through a partnership between FitPHX, the city's healthy-living initiative, and Arizona Department of Health Services