Come with us this fall for one of this year’s most anticipated Cultural Explorations travel seminars as we journey through the scenic and historic landscapes of Arizona to learn about how the ancient Kayenta people lived with their Hohokam, Sinagua, and Mogollon neighbors.
Kayenta and Hohokam Connections (October 23-29) is a seven-day trip that follows the path of the ancestral Kayenta people on their journey from northern Arizona’s Mogollon Rim southward through the rugged landscape to the valleys of what are today Phoenix and Tucson. Along the way, you’ll explore the great houses and petroglyph panels at Homol’ovi State Park, the nearly 8,000 year-old petroglyphs on the canyon walls above Chevelon Creek, the 600-room Mogollon great house at Kinishba Ruins, and the Hohokam’s distinctive caliche construction at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument.
Along the way you’ll be enjoying great accommodations, including a night at the historic La Posada Hotel in Winslow and two nights at the beautiful Lodge on the Desert in Tucson.
The primary scholars for this trip are:
Douglas Craig, Ph.D.—Douglas is an archaeologist with more than 30 years’ experience studying the ancient cultures of southern Arizona. As a principal investigator at Northland Research, he has directed large-scale excavations across the Hohokam region, including in the Phoenix, Tucson, and Tonto basins. His interests include the political ecology of ancient southwestern communities, with a focus on Hohokam household and community organization.
Angela Garcia-Lewis (Akimel O’Odham, Gila River Indian Community)—Angela is the Cultural Preservation Compliance Supervisor for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, where she has worked for the past eight years conducting cultural resource consultation under NAGPRA, Section 106, and other mandates. In addition, she provides traditional cultural consultation on projects ranging from cultural interpretation to legislation. She is also a traditional O’Odham singer and is active in cultural revitalization.
You don’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the stunning landscapes, remarkable architecture, and vibrant culture of the ancient Kayenta and Hohokam world. Click here for more information on how you can take part in Kayenta and Hohokam Connections!