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Luncheon Event with Dr. Todd W. Bostwick
Registration Begins
1/19/2024 4:00 AM
Last Day To Register
2/27/2024 6:00 PM
4105 W State Rte 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336, US
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VVAC Luncheon Event, Featuring a Presentation by Dr. Todd W. Bostwick 

Thursday, March the 7th at 12:00pm

Located at the Courtyard by Marriott Sedona 

Celebrate Archaeology Month with VVAC and Dr. Todd W. Bostwick! Join us for a lovely lunch and presentation at the Courtyard by Marriott located in West Sedona. Dr. Bostwick recently traveled to England on an archaeology visit to Stonehenge and was inspired by the world's most famous megalithic temple. Enjoy a riveting presentation about this mysterious prehistoric monument!


Tickets: $57 per person (includes $7 gratuity fee)


Lunch Menu

Chicken Piccata with mushrooms and artichokes

Vegetarian penne pasta

Roasted Tuscan vegetables

Classic Caeser salad

Garlic Bread




Iced Tea




Stonehenge: Old and New Ideas About the World’s

Most Famous Megalithic Temple


The iconic circle of standing stones in southern England known as Stonehenge has long intrigued both scholars and the public. Stonehenge itself was initially constructed around 3000 BC and modified several times over the next 1000 years. There are numerous legends and stories about who built this structure and why, such as serving as a visually dramatic calendar. Systematic investigations among the upright stones and in areas surrounding them have revealed the standing stones are part of a larger sacred landscape which evolved over time. This talk will provide an overview of the current ideas about Stonehenge, including where the stones originated, how it was built, and the probable function of this famous megalithic monument.


Dr. Bostwick has been a professional archaeologist for 43 years. He holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Nevada-Reno, an MA in Anthropology and a PhD in History from Arizona State University (ASU). He was the Phoenix City Archaeologist for 21 years at the Pueblo Grande Museum and National Historic Landmark. After retiring from the City in 2010, Dr. Bostwick then served as the Director of Archaeology at the Verde Valley Archaeology Center for 9 years and is now the Director Emeritus of Archaeology. 

Dr. Bostwick was also a Faculty Associate at ASU and Northern Arizona University for 7 years teaching anthropology, archaeology and history. He has written numerous books and articles on Southwest archaeology and history. Dr. Bostwick has received awards from the National Park Service, the Arizona Governor's Archaeology Advisory Commission, the City of Phoenix, the Arizona Archaeological Society and the Society for Cultural Astronomy of the American Southwest. 



Courtyard by Marriott Sedona

4105 W State Rte 89A

Sedona, AZ 86336 

$57.00 per Participant

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