EventsArizona Humanities Lecture: The Antiquity of Irrigation in the Southwest

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Arizona Humanities Lecture: The Antiquity of Irrigation in the Southwest

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Dusenberry-River Library

Description

Before AD 1500, Native American cultures took advantage of southern Arizona’s long growing season and tackled its challenge of limited precipitation by developing the earliest and most extensive irrigation works in all of North America. Agriculture was introduced to Arizona more than 4,000 years before present, and irrigation systems were developed in our state at least 3,500 years ago – several hundred years before irrigation was established in ancient Mexico. 

This presentation by archaeologist Allen Dart provides an overview of ancient irrigation systems in the southern Southwest and discusses irrigation’s implications for understanding social complexity.

Suitable for:
Adults (18+)
Type:
History & Culture
Language:
English

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