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Arizona Archaeological Society, San Tan Chapter

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Arizona Archaeological Society, San Tan Chapter


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October 2016

The Eagle and the Archaeologists: The Lindbergh’s 1929 Aerial Survey of Southwest Prehistoric Sites

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
San Tan Historical Society Museum,
20425 S. Old Ellsworth Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242 United States
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Pilot Charles Lindbergh (the “Lone Eagle”) is best known for his famous 1927 flight across the Atlantic Ocean.  But Lindbergh, and his wife Anne, also played an important role in southwestern archaeology.  During the summer of 1929, they worked with noted archaeologist Alfred Kidder to conduct the first extensive aerial photographic survey of southwestern prehistoric sites; taking numerous photos and even landing at remote Canyon de Chelly.  The presentation features many of their historic photographs and describes this important –…

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