On Thursday, August 17, 2023, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” will feature “The 1541 O’odham Annihilation of Vazquez de Coronado’s Southern Arizona Townsite and Other New Coronado-Era Discoveries” presentation by archaeologist Deni J. Seymour, Ph.D. This free online Zoom program will be held at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (ARIZONA/Mountain Standard Time – same as Pacific Daylight Time).

The Arizona Coronado Project continues to explore expedition sites found in improbable valleys, as evidence reveals encounters with unexpected Native groups, artifacts are uncovered in Arizona that are unknown from other Coronado sites, and excavated archaeological features demonstrate the beginnings of a permanent European settlement. There appears to be evidence of a battle described in documents that annihilated the region’s first Spanish townsite and contributed to the termination of the 1539-1542 Coronado expedition as a whole.

At Dr. Seymour’s request, Old Pueblo will not post or distribute a recording of this presentation.
To register for the Zoom webinar go to https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wwC9iKfWROOXPQM6e-OWYg. For more information contact Old Pueblo at info@oldpueblo.org or 520-798-1201. Click here to view flyer: Coronado Presentation. 

Caption: Spaniards at the villa of San Geronimo III Painting © Bill Singleton