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9/8/2011

EAC's Discovery Park Campus Lecture Series “Ancient People of the Tonto Rim”

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[Click Image to Enlarge] EAC’s Discovery Park Campus welcomes Dr. Harry Swanson to the Jupiter Room on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. for a free presentation entitled, “Ancient People of the Tonto Rim.”
 

By Lexi Heninger

Thatcher, AZ—By Lexi Heninger EAC’s Discovery Park Campus welcomes Dr. Harry Swanson to the Jupiter Room on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. for a free presentation entitled, “Ancient People of the Tonto Rim.”

“Students of southwest archaeology are often left with the mistaken impression that individuals within great ancient cultures such as the Anasazi, Hohokam, or Salado Horizons were content with the hegemony that governed their everyday lives,” says Swanson.

“Archaeological analysis leads to the conclusion that many of the ancients loved their independence and freedom from tyranny just as we do. As a consequence, they were willing to live among strangers with strange ways, a difficult and somewhat unusual response to living during an era when strangers are usually enemies,” concludes Swanson.

“Come and enjoy this historical presentation, and welcome Dr. Swanson during his return visit to the Discovery Park Campus,” says Paul Anger, Discovery Park Campus director.

This presentation is suitable for all ages and families. There will be door prizes, tours of the Gallery and “History of Astronomy,” Space Shuttle “Polaris” simulator rides, as well as a public viewing of night sky objects through the 20-inch telescope. For more information, contact Paul Anger at (928) 428-6260.

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