Sun, Jan. 19

Zoll brings ancient astronomy to KSB

"Ancient Astronomy of Central Arizona" will be the topic at Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc.'s award winning monthly Preserve the Wonder Speaker Series on Wednesday, Feb. 16.

The doors will open with wine and hors d'oeuvres at 5:30 p.m., and Ken's presentation will begin at 5:45 p.m.

Ken is a researcher of ancient astronomical practices for the Coconino National Forest and has consulted on archaeoastronomy sites in other parts of Arizona. He has authored Sinagua Sunwatchers: An Archaeoastronomy Survey of the Sacred Mountain Basin, a monograph that explains his discovery of a 1,000-year-old solar calendar. His newest book, Understanding the Rock Art of Sedona, is an introduction to the rock art of the Sedona/Verde Valley area. All proceeds from the sale of his books go to Friends of the Forest and the Arizona Archaeological Society for cultural preservation.

Ken will discuss the rock art of the Verde Valley and show images from his forthcoming book Ancient Astronomy of Central Arizona that documents several of his new discoveries that have not been shown before. He will also provide an overview of the mission and goals of the newly formed non-profit Verde Valley Archaeology Center.

Ken Zoll is the current President of the Verde Valley Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society and the Treasurer of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center. He is also Co-Chair of the Conference on Archaeoastronomy of the American Southwest.

The Speaker Series takes place at Keep Sedona Beautiful's historic Pushmataha Center, 360 Brewer Road in Sedona. Held the third Wednesday each month from September to June, typically beginning at 5:30 pm with wine and cheese, the award-winning series presents an interesting diversity of programs relevant to our region.

Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to "Preserving the Wonder" of Sedona for future generations.

For more information on Keep Sedona Beautiful, call (928) 282-4938.

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