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5/30/2008

EAC anthropology lecture series continues with Kivas of the Southwest

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[Click Image to Enlarge] EAC presents the next in its free, anthropology lecture series with Kivas of the Southwest on Saturday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Kiva of EAC’s Discovery Park Campus. Pictured: Aztec Ruins National Monument. Aztec West stands three-stories high, stretches longer than a football field and once had as many as 500-rooms including a ceremonial “great kiva” over 40-feet in diameter. [Contributed photo]
 

THATCHER, AZ—EAC invites you to share in the free slideshow presentation of Kivas of the Southwest on Saturday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Kiva of EAC’s Discovery Park Campus. Bring your stadium or boat cushion for comfort, and listen to Dean Harry Swanson explain what kivas are used for; why some kivas are round, some are square, some are animal shaped, and some are towers; and how we can chart migration histories of the ancient Native Americans by examining this fascinating archeological remnant of early human civilization.

This program, suitable for all ages, will show many pictures of kiva evolution and will provide visual examples of kivas from many of the ancient southwest Native Americans.

“It should be a wonderful evening,” said Swanson. “The sun is nearing its summer solstice, and we will be able to view where it will set on that very special day by sighting through one of our kiva’s notches. What a great location to learn about kivas!”

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

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