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EAC anthropology lecture series presents A Virtual Tour of Pueblo Grande

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[Click Image to Enlarge] EAC’s Discovery Park Campus will present a free lecture entitled A Virtual Tour of Pueblo Grande at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2008. Pictured above are the Casa Grande ruins in Coolidge, Arizona. [Contributed photo]

By Todd Haynie

THATCHER, AZ—EAC’s Discovery Park Campus presents the next in its informative anthropology lecture series with a presentation entitled A Virtual Tour of Pueblo Grande and Other Desert Sites. The free multimedia presentation, suitable for all ages, will take place at the Discovery Park Campus in Safford at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2008.

Through field trip slides, attendees will visually discover some of the construction techniques of the Hohokam and Salado peoples. The program will explore what may be a desert astronomical laboratory and will discover how long-gone desert people used platform mounds within their city complexes.

“This lecture is for people who have always wanted to visit Pueblo Grande or the Casa Grande ruins, but just couldn’t make it,” explained Dean Harry Swanson, who will present the program. “We will discover some of the truly amazing aspects of these very interesting cultures.”

Additionally, the tour will include the examination of defensive structures and cobble and adobe construction (both a bit unusual for that time period) in preparation for future lectures on the Sinagua, Salado, and other cultures.

For more information about this lecture or the Discovery Park Campus, contact Swanson at (928) 428-6260.