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Discovery Park Campus to present first of two-part lecture series entitled Universal Themes

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[Click Image to Enlarge] An Apache woman holds her child in a traditional cradleboard. EAC’s Discovery Park Campus continues it’s anthropology lecture series with part one of Universal Themes on Saturday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m. [Contributed photo]

By Todd Haynie

THATCHER, AZ—The “Discover Anthropology” lecture series continues at EAC’s Discovery Park Campus in Safford on Saturday, February 23, at 6:30 p.m., with Universal Themes.

“This presentation will adopt a new approach,” said EAC Dean Harry Swanson, who will also present the discussion. “We will be comparing aspects of the material cultures of the Southwest and Pacific Northwest Native Americans during the early modern era with slides and a brief lecture.”

The presentation will concentrate on the traditional customs of these groups by comparing and contrasting photographs of basket-makers, looms and textiles, dolls and figurines, and cradleboards.

This is the first of two related programs. Part two will be presented March 1 and will address musical instruments, beadwork, jewelry, knives, carvings and fetishes, petroglyphs and pictographs, shamans, and dwellings.

This free cultural program is suitable for all ages. For more information about the series or the Discovery Park Campus, contact Swanson at (928) 428-6260.