Lecture taps into Cohonina culture

KINGMAN - The Mohave Chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Society and Bureau of Land Management Kingman Field Office are sponsoring a free public lecture about the Cohonina Culture.

The lecture will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the BLM Kingman Field Office, 2755 Mission Blvd.

Neil Weintraub, archaeologist with the Kaibab National Forest in Williams, will discuss the latest research into the Prehistoric Cohonina Culture and their rock art.

"The Cohonina are seemingly the answer to an archeological trivia question: What prehistoric group lived west and north of the San Francisco Peaks of northern Arizona between A.D. 750 and 1150?" Weintraub said in a news release. "Relegated to the status of a peripheral group of the Ancestral Puebloan (commonly called the Anasazi), they are rarely mentioned in the archeological overviews of the Southwest and discussion of their rock art is almost nonexistent."

For more information about the lecture, contact BLM Archaeologist Craig Johnson at (928) 718-3731.