Written history is only part of the human story. In a free event at Mohave Community College you’ll learn about historic natural hazards, environmental change, and human adaptation.
Find out what archaeologists have uncovered and how it can help us make informed decisions about the future of Mohave County.
Allen Dart, Registered Professional Archaeologist, will lead a presentation called “Archaeology’s Deep Time Perspective on Environment and Social Sustainability.” It’s made possible through the non-profit group Arizona Humanities and Mohave Community College.
Dart will speak on MCC’s Kingman campus at 7:00 p.m. on October 13.
“This presentation is particularly relevant with the current water use discussions in our community,” said Erin Roper, MCC Librarian. “There’s a lot of opportunity to learn from past cultures’ triumphs and mistakes.”
The presentation will outline scientific evidence showing why virtually all prehistoric farming cultures in Arizona and the Southwest collapsed or had to reorganize their societies.
Archaeological and geological evidence also show ancient earthquakes and tsunamis should have been acknowledged when designing nuclear power plants that were damaged by the 2011 Japanese tsunami, according to Dart.
Mr. Dart has worked and volunteered in Arizona and New Mexico archaeology since 1975. He is the state cultural resources specialist/archaeologist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Arizona.