Memorial Speaker Event

Presented by the Arizona Archaeological Society Verde Valley Chapter

 About Dr. Aaron Wright: 

Dr.  Wright is a Preservation Archaeologist at Archaeology Southwest, where he serves as the lead researcher for a collaborative initiative to establish a Great Bend of the Gila National Monument in southwestern Arizona. A Great Bend of the Gila National Monument would celebrate and provide the enduring protection this fragile, multi-cultural landscape deserves and needs.

Aaron joined Archaeology Southwest’s staff as a Preservation Fellow in August 2006, and completed his Ph.D. in anthropology at Washington State University in 2009. In 1999, he earned a B.A. degree from the Ohio State University, with a major in Anthropology and minors in both Spanish and Folklore. Aaron earned a Master’s degree in Anthropology from Washington State University in 2006, where he used pollen to develop a climatic reconstruction for the Mesa Verde region of southwestern Colorado.

Aaron’s fellowship concerned the rock art at South Mountain near Phoenix, where he guided and trained volunteers in archaeological survey methods and rock-art recording. Aaron used data obtained from these surveys to research Hohokam ritual behavior and landscape utilization.

Aaron has conducted additional archaeological fieldwork in California, Ohio, Washington, Oklahoma, Arizona, and New Mexico. His research interests are quite diverse, and include rock art, social complexity, identity, oral history, cultural transmission, and palynology.

 For more information:   http://www.azarchsoc.org/VerdeValley.

  Dr. Aaron Wright presents,  "Preserving the Cultural Landscape of the Great Bend of the Gila"

Dr.  Wright is a Preservation Archaeologist at Archaeology Southwest, where he serves as the lead researcher for a collaborative initiative to establish a Great Bend of the Gila National Monument in southwestern Arizona. A Great Bend of the Gila National Monument would celebrate and provide the enduring protection this fragile, multi-cultural landscape deserves and needs.

 Thursday, March 23, 2017

 7-8:30pm in the Great Room. 

This event is free to the public. 

For more information:   http://www.azarchsoc.org/VerdeValley.