Allen Dart, photo by Flor de Maria Dart

Allen Dart, Archaeologist with the Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, Tucson

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 2:30-4:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building

Who were the Paleoindians? How did they live? When did they transition from hunters and foragers to village life? What is their connection to the modern people of Arizona? If you are interested in those who came before you to this part of the world, Allen Dart is the man to ask.

Allen Dart has been working and volunteering as a professional archaeologist in Arizona and New Mexico since 1975. He was president of the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society from 1991- 1993 and founded Tucson’s nonprofit Old Pueblo Archaeology Center in 1993.  He received the Arizona Governor’s Archaeology Advisory Commission Award in Public Archaeology in 1997 and the Arizona Archaeological Society’s Professional Archaeologist of the Year Award in 2012, to name just two of the many awards he has received. He holds a masters degree from U.A.  In recent years, Mr. Dart has devoted himself to bringing his knowledge of archaeology and cultures to the public, giving presentations to nonprofit organizations throughout Arizona.

Hopi Antelopes Starting for the Plaza (Shipaulovi) 1921 Edward S. Curtis photo from U.S. Library of Congress ct12053r

In his talk, “Archaeology and Cultures of Arizona,” he will discuss Puebloan, Mogollon, Sinagua, Hohokam, Salado, and Patayan cultures. He will also discuss connections between archaeology and history and provide an overview of the Native American, European, Mexican, African, and Asian peoples who have contributed to the Southwest’s recent history.

Written by Ginny Sherman, Academy Village Volunteer


May 15: “Archaeology and Cultures of Arizona”