Knowledge seekers of every kind are welcome at Archaeology Southwest Café, where experts share their latest research on Phoenix's deep and diverse history in a jargon-free zone.
Join us as Dr. Bill Doelle challenges us to think big with a presentation entitled "The Greater Gila River: Public Lands, Tribal Lands, and Our Connections to These Places." Now home to nearly six million people, the Greater Gila River basin is tamed by dams and pumped such that stretches of its watercourses are usually dry. But it was not always this way. The river and its tributaries were once lifelines and travel corridors for diverse peoples of the southern Southwest. Tribal and public lands (National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and others) make up much of the river basin today. Dr. Doelle will explore the relationships of modern groups, including today's tribes, to these lands.
Presented by Archaeology Southwest, a nonprofit organization working across the Southwest to explore and protect the places of our past.
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Dr. Doelle is President and CEO of Archaeology Southwest and has more than 30 years of experience as a professional archeologist. He has worked extensively in Mexico, Guatemala, and the North American Southwest. His primary research interest is the demographic history of the Greater Southwest. He is the founder of two Tucson-based organizations dedicated to respectfully exploring the Southwest’s past and sharing that story with everyone.