Sunday Speaker Meeting
John Ware / Chaco Mystery Solved?
With its monumental architecture, exotic artifacts, and immense scale by regional standards, Chaco stands out as different from any other archaeological expression in the northern Southwest. Like the blind men examining the elephant, archaeologists have touched Chaco and found Mesoamerican traders, complex chiefdoms, city-states, ritual landscapes, a destination for pilgrims, and some have even argued that on a global scale, Chaco may be unique – tantamount to picking “none of the above.” In this presentation, Ware argues that the key to understanding Chaco may lie in understanding the descendants of Chaco: the historic Pueblo Indians of New Mexico and Arizona.
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 Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Colorado in 1983 and was director of the Laboratory of Anthropology and founding director of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe.
Doors open at 9:00am for optional breakfast ($5) and socializing.
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The Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix presents its Sunday Speaker meetings twice a month on Sunday mornings.
We enjoy the company of our fellow Humanists and a lecture from a guest speaker and topic discussion ending by 11:30 a.m. Our meetings are free and open to anyone who is interested in learning more about Humanism.
Breakfast is offered for sale to members and guests for $5.00. For coffee only, the charge is $1.00. If you would like to have coffee and/or food, please pay at the welcome desk by the entrance door. Of course, donations are always gratefully accepted as well.
*Please note that being a member of this Meetup group does not mean that you are a member of the organization HSGP. Please consider becoming a dues-paying member of HSGP and supporting one of the largest non-theistic communities in Arizona. Membership entitles you to borrow from a large selection of books and DVDs (including DVD recordings of our Sunday Speaker presentations) from our Robert G. Ingersoll Library, and the privilege to vote for board members annually.
For your convenience, the membership desk is immediately behind the welcome desk at each Sunday meeting. Stop by to join or renew your membership in HSGP, or to update your records such as your email address.
Thank you! See you at the HSGP Community Center!