The Arizona Archaeological Society Rim Country Chapter hosts Dr. Sandra Lynch currently serving as adjunct curator of anthropology for Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott, Saturday, March 2. Her topic is on the Peopling of Americas.

The meeting is at the community room of Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road, starting at 10 a.m.

Light refreshments are served and there is a 50/50 raffle to delight guests and help defray expenses.

Lynch has served as the museum’s curator of anthropology for 20 years. She provides educational outreach programs as well as serving on the institution’s collections, exhibits, and Indian-art market committees. The institution also relies on her an as adviser for modern and prehistoric American Indian history and cultures.

She calls her program “Clovis in the ’Hood.” One of the most contentious debates ever fought on U.S. soil is about the Peopling of the Americas. Papers and debates fill packed auditoriums addressing four of the stickiest questions in the history of the Western Hemisphere: The First Americans: Who were they? Where did they come from? How did they get here? When did they arrive?

Lynch’s “Clovis in the ’Hood” examines the current thinking on these questions and focuses on Clovis findings particularly in Arizona.

Recent programs presented by the Arizona Archaeological Society Rim Country Chapter have had record attendance, so it is suggested guests arrive early to find a seat.

Contact the reporter 

tmcquerrey@payson.com

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