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Date(s) - 10/15/2020
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Revisiting Santa Cruz de Terrenate Presidio, October 15, 2020, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center

This will be a Zoom presentation

In 1775/6, the government of New Spain created a series of frontier presidios along its northern frontier. Three of these are in Arizona. Archaeologist Deni Seymour, Ph.D. conducted a multi-year field research program at what remains of Santa Cruz de Terrenate, located on the San Pedro River near Sierra Vista. This is the best preserved of all the Spanish period presidios in the American Southwest. Join Dr. Seymour for a discussion of the history of this adobe fortress, information about recent archaeological and ethnohistoric investigations, and revisions to interpretations of work carried out by Charles Di Peso almost 70 years ago. New findings include 240-year old footprints, information relevant to the location of the Sobaipuri sites of Quiburi and Santa Cruz, and insights into hygiene, population, and status.

Reservations required, limited spaces:

Allen Dart, RPA 12244, Executive Director (Volunteer)
Old Pueblo Archaeology Center
PO Box 40577
Tucson AZ 85717-0577  USA