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“Archaeology of Phoenix’s Chinatown” topic of Jan. 7 lecture

Downtown Phoenix

Sun Mercantile Building, last remaining structure in Phoenix's Chinatown

Burton Barr Central Library will present “Archaeology of Phoenix’s Chinatown” a free lecture and slide presentation hosted by archaeologist Dr. Todd Bostwick, from 7 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, January 7, at 1221 N. Central Ave.  Bostwick will discuss the archaeological excavations of the historic Phoenix Chinatown at First and Madison streets.  The construction of the Phoenix Suns stadium led archaeologists to excavate portions of two city blocks exposing thousands of artifacts.  The study of these artifacts has provided some interesting insights into Phoenix’s Chinatown.

The lecture, part of the “AZest for the West” series, is supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records Agency.  Phoenix Public Library is a system of 14 branch libraries and the Burton Barr Central Library.  For more information, call 602-262-4636 or visit website.