Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Month

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March 2013 Event Calendar

2013 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage MonthArchaeology events all month long, all throughout Arizona! Note that the “External Link” symbol in the calendar below means a link to an external site that opens in a new window. To learn more, read our External Link Disclaimer. This Listing of Events is sponsored by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Arizona State Parks, and the Governor’s Archaeology Advisory Commission. Diligent efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of all information on this calendar; however, there is always the possibility of errors or important changes.

It is advisable to verify event details directly with the venue prior to the event. For more detailed information, call Kris Dobschuetz, Archaeological Compliance Specialist, SHPO, (602) 542-7141 or email kdobschuetz(at)azstateparks.gov.

2013 Archaeology ExpoMarch 16, 2013: Archaeology Expo at Horseshoe Ranch at Agua Fria National Monument

9 am to 4 pm. This year’s Expo will offer many educational attractions for archaeology and history buffs, and will be located at the historic Horseshoe Ranch on the Agua Fria National Monument, north of Phoenix (I-17, Exit 259). The Expo is open to the public and is FREE. Arizona Game & Fish Department and the Bureau of Land Management are co-hosting the event. Download Archaeology Expo Event Flier (PDF Document 336 KB PDF)

Expo The Expo will provide a special opportunity for visitors to learn more about why it is important to preserve archaeological sites and historic places, what archaeologists, historians, and tribal members do in their jobs, and about the prehistory and history of Arizona. The Expo will feature archaeology-related hands-on activities, craft demonstrations, and other fun and educational events. In addition, Boy Scout and Girl Scout merit badge requirements can be fulfilled at the Expo! Special displays and booths by archaeological and historical organizations, museums, Native American tribes, state and federal agencies, and others will allow you to participate as an archaeologist might in their research today, or make crafts and tools that teach how prehistoric Native Americans and other early inhabitants survived in the Southwest. Cultural and historical demonstrators, talks by archaeologists, and interactive activities will help make the past come alive! In addition, tours of local archaeological sites (rock art and pueblos) will be offered.

Free prize raffles will occur throughout the day. The Expo will give visitors new insights into Arizona's many prehistoric, historic, and contemporary cultures, and will help instill a sense of stewardship for our state’s fragile and nonrenewable heritage resources. For more detailed information, contact either Kris Dobschuetz, SHPO Archaeological Compliance Specialist at Arizona State Parks/SHPO (602-542-7141) or by e-mail at kdobschuetz(at)azstateparks.gov

Event supported by: BLM, USFS, AZ Game & Fish, Friends of Agua Fria National Monument, and Arizona SciTech Festival.

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Site StewardsThe Arizona Site Steward Program is sponsored by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and is an organization of volunteers that aid the public land managers of Arizona by visiting prehistoric and historic archaeological and paleontological sites on public land and reporting any destruction or vandalism that they note. In addition to this site monitoring, Site Stewards are also active in public education through outreach activities. Site Stewards are selected, trained, and certified by the SHPO and the Archaeology Advisory Commission. Learn More.

Site StewardsThe Southwest Archaeology Team, Inc. External Link (SWAT) is affiliated with the Arizona Museum of Natural History and is a group of volunteers who have the following goals: to promote stewardship and conservation of our archaeological heritage; to promote the stabilization and preservations of historic and prehistoric sites; to have an emergency archaeological crew to survey or excavate sites that might be lost if volunteers do not assist with the project; to maintain a membership of archaeologists to supervise the documentation and analysis of the archaeological discoveries; and to involve the public and provide educational opportunities for adults and children. Learn more External Link.

Site StewardsThe Arizona Archaeological Society External Link (AAS) was founded in 1964 to promote and increase public awareness regarding our national archaeological and cultural resources. The goal of the AAS is to protect these antiquities by discouraging exploitation of archaeological resources. AAS has a nationally known training program to train and certify avocational archaeologists who can then work with professional archaeologists. AAS also conducts summer field schools with professionals using research, excavations, and rock art recording techniques. Learn more External Link.


Calendar Symbol Key

Wheelchair Accessible = Wheelchair Accessible    Suitable for Children = Suitable for Children

Central Arizona


Cave Creek

March 2 - Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area External Link

Cave Creek Archaeology Fair at Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area (SCRCA) Suitable for Children

9 am – 3 pm. Sponsored by Desert Foothills Chapter/AAS, Cave Creek Museum, and the SCRCA. Hikes to sites, booths, crafts, lectures, pottery and flint-knapping demonstrations, plus other hands-on, children activities will be featured. Guided hikes of the SCRCA trails are scheduled through out the day. Hikes require water, sunscreen, and appropriate hiking shoes. Cave Creek Museum, 44000 N. Spur Cross Rd.; take Spur Cross Rd. from Cave Creek Rd. north 4-1/2 miles. Free. CONTACT: MARY KEARNEY, (623) 687-0721 or maryk92(at)aol.com.

March 9 - Cave Creek Museum External Link

Talk and Demonstration: Weaving Native American Rugs Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

11 am - 2 pm. Sponsored by the Cave Creek Museum. Cave Creek Museum, 6140 Skyline Dr. Take Cave Creek Rd. north, past Carefree Highway, and continue north to Skyline Dr.; turn right on Skyline and follow the curve to the left. Free. CONTACT: EVELYN JOHNSON, (480) 488-2764 or info(at)cavecreekmuseum.com. cavecreekmuseum.com External Link

March 23 - Cave Creek Museum External Link

Children’s Program Education Program Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

1:30 pm. Sponsored by the Cave Creek Museum. Children will learn to listen to what artifacts are telling us. They will reconstruct a reproduction of a ceramic pot and take part in a mock archaeology dig. Appropriate for children ages 7 – 12. Cave Creek Museum, 6140 Skyline Dr.; take Cave Creek Rd. north, pass Carefree Highway, and continue north to Skyline Dr.; turn right on Skyline and follow the curve to the left. Free. CONTACT: EVELYN JOHNSON, (480) 488-2764 or info(at)cavecreekmuseum.com. cavecreekmuseum.com External Link


Chandler

Tuesdays through Saturdays in March - McCullough-Price Home Museum

Exhibit: Choosing a Future with Water: Lessons from the Hohokam Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

10 am – 4 pm.. Sponsored by City of Chandler and the Chandler Museum. McCullough-Price Home Museum, 300 S. Chandler Village Dr., Chandler (west of Chandler Fashion Mall). Free. CONTACT: TIFFANI RIGHERO, (480) 782-2874 or tiffany.righero(at)chandleraz.gov

March 9 - Tumbleweed Park

Historic Building Tours: McCroskey House and Morrison Store Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

11 am – 5 pm. McCroskey House, Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Rd., Chandler - (Enter Ranch from Pioneer Pkwy). Included with entrance fee during the Ostrich Festival. CONTACT: TIFFANI RIGHERO, (480) 782-2874 or tiffany.righero(at)chandleraz.gov.


Coolidge

Saturdays & Sundays in March - Casa Grande Ruins National Monument External Link

Site Tours: Backcountry Sites at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument  Suitable for Children

9 am. Sponsored by NPS. Some areas that are normally closed to the public will be available during these tours. Organized groups may not reserve an entire tour. Plan to arrive at the Park Visitor Center by 8:45 am, wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, 1100 W. Ruins Dr. Regular entrance fees apply. Reservations are required, as the tours are limited to 10 people. CONTACT: Information Desk, (520) 723-3172 ext. 12. Reservations may not be made via email, for details see www.nps.gov/cagr.External Link


Cordes Junction

March 9 - Agua Fria National MonumentExternal Link

Hikes: "Walled Village” and “Life on the Edge”, archaeological sites, Perry Mesa Culture Suitable for Children

9 am. Sponsored by BLM and Friends of the Agua Fria National Monument. Meet at the Kiosk located at Bloody Basin Road exit off of I-17. From there drive to parking area, and commence hike to both sites. It’s an easy to medium hike to the sites through high desert brush. Both sites contain petroglyphs and one has a large room block. Reservations are required, as the tour is limited to 15 people. Bring water, lunch, hiking shoes, and sunscreen – weather-permitting. High clearance vehicle recommended. Free. CONTACT: STEVEN BROWN, (623) 249-4460 or steven(at)aguafria.org or www.aguafriafriends.org.External Link


Globe Area

March 16 & 17 - Tonto National Monument External Link

Heritage Days: Upper and Lower Cliff Dwellings at Tonto National Monument  Suitable for Children

8 am – 5 pm. Sponsored by NPS. Prehistoric technology demonstrations will occur daily. No tour reservations needed. Bring water and hiking shoes. Tonto National Monument is located 30 miles northwest of Globe on Highway 188. Free. CONTACT: SUSAN HUGHES, (928) 467-2241 ext. 8400 or susan_hughes(at)nps.gov.

March 23 & 24 - 1324 Jesse Hayes Road, Globe

Open House: Besh Ba Gowah Archaeological Park Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

9 am – 5 pm. Sponsored by Besh Ba Gowah Archaeological Park and the City of Globe. Activities will include reproduction rock art rubbings and corn grinding. Site tours at 10 am and 2 pm. Besh Ba Gowah Archaeological Park, 1324 Jesse Hayes Rd. Saturday free, Sunday regular fees apply. CONTACT: ROSE MANSOUR, (928) 425-0320 or beshbagowah(at)globeaz.gov.


Mesa

Thursdays through Sundays in March - Mesa Grande, 10th & Date St.

Tours of Mesa Grande Mound and Museum  Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

10 am - 3 pm Thursdays through Saturdays and 1 pm - 4 pm Sundays.Sponsored by Arizona Museum of Natural History. Mesa Grande is one of two great platform mounds found in the Salt River Valley. It will open to the public early 2013 and tours will be given during March. Mesa Grande, 10th & Date St., block west of Country Club Dr. on Brown Rd (turns into Date St.). Regular fees apply. CONTACT: JERRY HOWARD, (480) 644-3428 or jerry.howard(at)mesaaz.gov or www.azmnh.org.External Link


Phoenix

Saturdays in March - Arizona State Capitol Grounds, 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix, 85007

Dig! The Capitol Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

9 am – 4 pm.Sponsored by the Arizona Capitol Museum. Activities include: “Underwater Archaeology of the USS Arizona” – Use underwater archaeology techniques without getting wet, located on the 1st Floor; “Who Worked Here?” - Examine turn of the century documents and devices to discover who worked at the Capitol, located on the 2nd Floor; “Piecing Together Arizona” – Excavate in an artificial pit to find artifacts of earlier cultures that tell us about Arizona’s past; located on the 3rd Floor. Arizona Capitol Museum, 1700 W. Washington Street. Free. CONTACT: LUKE BATE, (602) 803-2697 or lbate(at)azlibrary.gov.

March 2 - Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park External Link

Archaeology for Kids: Pueblo Grande Museum Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

9:30 am – 12:30 pm. Sponsored by Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeology Park. Become a Junior Archaeologist and discover the science of archaeology by doing a simulated excavation of a Hohokam pithouse. Learn about mapping, recording, and other archaeological methods and concepts. Appropriate for ages 7-12. Bring comfortable shoes, hat, and sunscreen. PGM, 4619 East Washington St. Pre-registration of $15 per child is required. CONTACT: LAURA ANDREW, (602) 495-0901 or laura.andrew(at)phoenix.gov or www.PuebloGrande.com.External Link

March 2 - Deer Valley Rock Art Center External Link

Lecture: The Archaeology of Mesa Grande Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

1 pm - 2 pm. Drs. Jerry Howard and Tom Wilson will lecture on the Archaology of the Mesa Grande. Sponsored by Deer Valley Rock Art Center. Join us for this lecture about a large Hohokam prehistoric mound located in the City of Mesa. Deer Valley Rock Art Center, 3711 W. Deer Valley Rd. Free. CONTACT: CASANDRA HERNANDEZ, (623) 582-8007 or casandra.hernandez(at)asu.edu.

March 6 - Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological ParkExternal Link

Free Lecture: Dobson Sheep Trail Wheelchair Accessible 

7:30 pm - 9 pm. Free Lecture: “Dobson Sheep Trail,” by Cindy Shank. Sponsored by PGM and Archaeological Park Auxiliary. Experience a piece of Arizona history. Learn about a real sheep drive through the eyes of author Cindy Shanks. PGM, 4619 East Washington St., Phoenix. Free. CONTACT: LAURA ANDREW, (602) 495-0901 or laura.andrew(at)phoenix.gov or www.PuebloGrande.com.External Link

March 9 - Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park External Link

Ancient Technology Day: Pueblo Grande Museum Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

10 am - 3 pm. Sponsored by PGM. Join us for a fun day! Learn how people made jewelry, ceramics, and tools, and obtained food long before hardware and grocery stores existed. Fun activities: try your hand at tossing an atlatl (spear), flintknapping, or rock art. Also try our frybread and agave roast, cooked the traditional way. PGM, 4619 East Washington St., Phoenix. Free. CONTACT: Laura Andrew, (602) 495-0901 or laura.andrew(at)phoenix.gov or www.PuebloGrande.com.External Link

March 13 & 27 - Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park External Link

Behind the Scenes Tour: Pueblo Grande Museum and Arcaheological ParkWheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

2 - 2:30 pm. Sponsored by PGM. Join Curator of Collections Holly Young for a “behind the scenes” tour of the museum. This is an opportunity to learn about the artifacts that are not on display and what steps are taken to care for them. Appropriate for older children. PGM, 4619 East Washington St., Phoenix. Free with paid admission. CONTACT: LAURA ANDREW, (602) 495-0901 or laura.andrew(at)phoenix.gov or www.PuebloGrande.com.External Link

March 14 - Pioneers Cemetery/Park, West Jefferson Avenenue, Phoenix External Link

Historic Cemetery Walk: Pioneers’ Cemetery Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

10:30 am. Sponsored by Pioneers’ Cemetery Association. Pioneers Cemetery/Park is located along West Jefferson Avenue at South 14th Ave. Regular fees apply. CONTACT: BOB COX, (623) 849-2504, (602) 534-1262 or pioneercem(at)yahoo.com or www.azhistcemeteries.org.External Link

March 14 - Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park

Lecture: “Site Chronology, Site Structure and Site Organization of the Palo Verde Ruin Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

7 pm. by Mark Hackbarth. Sponsored by AAS, Phoenix Chapter, and PGM. Palo Verde Ruin is one of the largest Hohokam villages on the New River in the west valley of Phoenix. All topics will be discussed in terms of the collapse of the ball court system and the abandonment of the Northern Periphery around AD 1050 – AD 1150. PGM, Community Room, 4619 E. Washington St. Free. CONTACT: ELLIE LARGE, (480) 461- 0563 or elarge(at)cox.net. External Link

Deer Valley Rock Art CenterMarch 23 -Deer Valley Rock Art Center, Phoenix External Link

Rock Art Expo Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

10 am - 4 pm. Join the Deer Valley Rock Art Center for its biggest event of the year! Participate in interactive stations on archaeology and desert ecology, hands-on crafts for kids, ancient spear throwing demonstrations, a mock archaeology dig, and agave tasting. Special guided tours of the petroglyph trail and musical performances will also be featured. Appropriate for vision and/or hearing impaired. Deer Valley Rock Art Center, 3711 W. Deer Valley Rd. Free. CONTACT: CASANDRA HERNANDEZ, (623) 582-8007 or casandra.hernandez(at)asu.edu.External Link

March 29 - Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park External Link

Tour: Park of the Four Waters Suitable for Children

10 am - 11 am. Sponsored by PGM. The Hohokam people lived in the Salt River area from AD 450 to AD 1450. They were an agricultural society, growing corn beans and squash. To support their farming they built miles of canals to direct the river water to their crops. The Park of the Four Waters tour will take you on a walk through natural desert to the ruins of one of these large canals. Appropriate for ages 13+ years. Space is limited, reservations required. PGM, 4619 East Washington St. Tours are free with paid admission. CONTACT: LAURA ANDREW, (602) 495-0901 or laura.andrew(at)phoenix.gov or www.pueblogrande.comExternal Link


Tempe

March 2 - Hackett House Plaza

Walk or Bike through History! Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

9 am - Noon. Sponsored by the City of Tempe and the Tempe Historic Preservation Foundation. Tour historic Tempe. Multiple tours available. Must have a working bicycle and helmet for bike tours. Meet at the Hackett House Plaza, 95 W. 4th St. CONTACT: MARK VINSON, (480) 350-8367 or mark_vinson(at)tempe.govExternal Link


Wickenburg

March 8 - Desert Caballeros Western Museum External Link

Lecture: Navajo, Hopi and Zuni Jewelry and Fetishes Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children   

Noon – 1 pm. by Nancy Kiernan. Sponsored by Desert Caballeros Western Museum and the Arizona Humanities Council. Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 21 N. Frontier Street, Wickenburg. Free. CONTACT: BECKY ROVEY or (928) 684-2272, ext. 100.

March 19 - Desert Caballeros Western Museum External Link

Auto Tour: Desert Adventure to Historic Peeples Valley and Skull Valley Suitable for Children

9 am - 3 pm. Sponsored by Desert Caballeros Western Museum. Visit a historic schoolhouse and museum in Skull Valley. Self-drive or carpool; lunch on your own or at Skull Valley Cafe. Contact Sarah for meeting time and place. Reservations required. Cost is $35 members/$50 non-members (proceeds help underwrite the Museum's education programs). CONTACT: SARAH BROWNING, (928) 684-2272, ext. 100 or reservations(at)westernmuseum.org

March 24 - Desert Caballeros Western Museum External Link

8th Annual Invitational Exhibition and Sale: “Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West" Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

10 am – 3 pm. Sponsored by Desert Caballeros Western Museum. Celebrate the extraordinary talent of women artists from throughout the West. Meet participating artists during the weekend events. Weekend Breakfast and Quick Draw competition and auction. Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 21 N. Frontier St. For ticket information, www.westernmuseum.org or (928) 684-2272. CONTACT: BECKY ROVEY, (928) 684-2272, ext. 100 or info(at)westernmuseum.org.

March 24 - Desert Caballeros Western Museum External Link

Lecture Series: Ancient Landscapes of the Southwest Wheelchair Accessible 

Noon – 1 pm. by Wayne Ranney. Sponsored by Desert Caballeros Western Museum and the Arizona Humanities Council. Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 21 N. Frontier St. Free. CONTACT: BECKY ROVEY, (928) 684-2272, ext. 100 or info(at)westernmuseum.org.

Northern Arizona


Camp Verde Area

March 2 & 16 - Fort Verde State Historic Park

Workshop: How to Make Adobe Bricks Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

10 am & 2 pm. . Sponsored by ASP - Fort Verde State Historic Park. Learn about the basics of making adobe bricks as well as the history of the Fort. Fort Verde State Historic Park, 125 E. Hollamon St. Regular fees apply. CONTACT: SHEILA STUBLER, (928) 567-3275 or sstubler(at)azstateparks.gov or www.azstateparks.com.

March 2, 9, 16 & 23 - Verde Valley Archaeology CenterExternal Link

International Archaeology Film Fest Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

7 pm. Sponsored by the Verde Valley Archaeology Center. A different archaeological documentary will be shown on four consecutive Saturdays. Camp Verde Auditorium Theater, 370 Camp Lincoln Rd. Fee applies. CONTACT: KEN ZOLL, (928) 567-0066 or center(at)verdevalleyarchaeology.org. For film details, see website at www.nafestival.org.

March 7 - Tuzigoot National MonumentExternal Link

Walking Tour: History of Archaeology at Tuzigoot National Monument Suitable for Children

2 pm. Sponsored by the NPS. Learn about the Sinagua, a Native American culture that inhabited the Verde Valley between the years AD 1100 – AD 1425. Program includes an interpretive talk and a guided hike. Bring water, hiking shoes, hat, and sunscreen. Tuzigoot National Monument Museum, 25 W. Tuzigoot Rd, Clarkdale. Regular entrance fees apply. CONTACT: MATTHEW GUEBARD, (928) 649-6195, ext. 225 or matt_guebard(at)nps.gov.

March 9 & 16 - Coconino National Forest, Red Rock Ranger DistrictExternal Link

V Bar V Ancient Technology Demonstrations  Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

9:30 am – 3 pm. Sponsored by Coconino National Forest-Red Rock Ranger District. See more than 1,000 beautiful petroglyphs and find out how cultures of the past made cordage, stone tools, and fire by friction. V Bar V Heritage Site, from I-17 north, take exit 298 and turn right; go 2 miles on Forest Rd 618, past the Beaver Creek Campground to Heritage site on right. Bring walking shoes and a hat. Red Rock Pass or equivalent entrance fee required per vehicle. CONTACT: TERRILYN GREEN, (928) 592-0998 or (928) 203-2909 or tgreen01(at)fs.fed.us.

March 9 & 23 - Fort Verde State Historic Park

Living History Presentations and Guided Tours Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

10 am & 2 pm. Sponsored by ASP- Fort Verde State Historic Park. Take a stroll along Officer’s Row with a docent as they lead guided tou s through historic homes. Fort Verde State Historic Park, 125 E. Hollamon St. Regular fees apply. CONTACT: SHEILA STUBLER, (928) 567-3275 or sstubler(at)azstateparks.gov or www.azstateparks.com.

March 14 - Montezuma Well National MonumentExternal Link

Lecture and Tour: “Environmental Influences on Sinagua Settlement Program at Montezuma Well.” Suitable for Children

10 am. Sponsored by the NPS. Learn about the Sinagua, a Native American culture that inhabited this interesting natural feature. Meet at the first viewing platform. Program includes: interpretive talk and guided hike around the Well. Bring water, wear appropriate shoes, hats, and sunscreen. Montezuma Well, 5525 Beaver Creek Rd., Rimrock. Free. CONTACT: MELISSA PHILIBECK, (928) 649-6195, ext. 226 or melissa_philibeck(at)nps.gov.

March 16 & 23 - Montezuma Well National MonumentExternal Link

Hike: History of the Back Ranch at Montezuma Well

9:30 am. Sponsored by Montezuma Well National Monument. Join Bill Cowen as you visit this historic farming and settlement location before it became a National Park. It is a 2-mile walk. Bring water, hat, sunscreen, hiking shoes, folding chair, and a snack. Meet at the Montezuma Well Picnic area. Montezuma Well, 5525 Beaver Creek Rd., Rimrock. Free. CONTACT: BILL COWAN, (928) 300-7466 or verdehisory(at)yahoo.com.

March 21 - Montezuma Castle National MonumentExternal Link

Walking Tour: History of Archaeology at Montezuma Castle Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

2 pm. Sponsored by the NPS. Learn about the Sinagua, a Native American culture that inhabited the park. Meet at the Interpretive Circle located near the main viewing area within the Montezuma Castle Park. Program includes an interpretive talk and guided hike. Montezuma Castle Visitor Center, 2800 Montezuma Castle Rd, Camp Verde. Regular entrance fees apply. CONTACT: MATTHEW GUEBARD, (928) 649-6195, ext. 225 or matt_guebard(at)nps.gov.

March 23 & 24 - Located at the V Bar V Heritage Site.

V Bar V Archaeology Discovery Days Fair Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

9:30 am - 3 pm. Sponsored by Coconino National Forest-Red Rock Ranger District. Learn about ancient Indian cultures of the Southwest by watching demonstrations of, and getting hands-on experience with, ancient technologies, including making fire by friction, weaving cotton on a loom, firing pottery, throwing with atlatls, and flint-knapping. Enjoy watching the Yavapai Apache Nation Dancers. Bring walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and snacks. V Bar V Heritage Site, from I-17 north, take exit 298 and turn right; go 2 miles on Forest Rd 618, past the Beaver Creek Campground to Heritage site on right. Red Rock Pass or equivalent entrance fee required per vehicle. CONTACT: TERRILYN GREEN, (928) 592-0998 or (928) 203-2909 ortgreen01(at)fs.fed.us.

March 28 - Montezuma Castle National Monument External Link

Lecture and Tour: “Environmental Influences on Sinagua Settlement Program at Montezuma Castle Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

10 am. Sponsored by the NPS. Learn about the Sinagua, a Native American culture that inhabited the Park. Meet at the Interpretive Circle located near the main viewing area within the Castle Park. Program includes an interpretive talk and guided hike. Montezuma Castle Park, 2800 Montezuma Castle Rd., Camp Verde. Regular entrance fees apply. CONTACT: MELISSA PHILIBECK, (928) 649-6195 ext. 226 or melissa_philibeck(at)nps.gov.

March 30 - George Hance House, 229 Coppinger St.

Open House: George Hance House Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

10 am - 4 pm. Sponsored by Camp Verde Historical Society. The George Hance House is located near Fort Verde State Historic Park and was built in 1916. George W. Hance arrived in the Verde Valley in 1869, and was later appointed first Postmaster of Camp Verde. George Hance House, 229 Coppinger St. Free. CONTACT: NANCY FLOYD, (928) 567-5060 or verdevista(at)swiftwireless.com.

March 30 - Camp Verde Historical Society Museum

Open House: Camp Verde Historical Society Museum Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

10 am - 4 pm. Sponsored by the Camp Verde Historical Society. Camp Verde Historical Society Museum, 435 South Main St. Free, but donations are welcome and benefit the Historical Society. CONTACT: NANCY FLOYD, (928) 567-5060 or verdevista(at)swiftwireless.com.

March 30 - Camp Verde Jail, 44 Hollamon St.

Open House: Camp Verde 1933 Stone Jail and Arizona Artist Blacksmith Association Demonstrations Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

10 am - 4 pm. Sponsored by the Camp Verde Historical Society. In 1933, one of President Roosevelt’s first major relief efforts was a new jail for Camp Verde. Members of the Arizona Artist Blacksmith Association will demonstrate using basic blacksmithing and forging objects from iron. Come join in the activities and see how this practical skill has evolved into an art form over the centuries. Jail is located at 44 Hollamon St. Free, donations are welcome and benefit the Society. CONTACT: NANCY FLOYD, (928) 567-5060 or verdevista(at)swiftwireless.com.

March 30 & 31 - Camp Verde Community Center, Main & Holloman St

Verde Valley Archaeology Fair Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

10 am - 4 pm. Sponsored by the Verde Valley Archaeology Center. The Fair will feature displays on a variety of archaeological practices, techniques, lectures, demonstrations, as well as Native American arts and entertainment. Camp Verde Community Center, Main & Holloman St. Camp Verde. Free. CONTACT: KEN ZOLL, (928) 567-0066 or center(at)verdevalleyarchaeology.org.


Clarkdale

Satudays in March - Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum

Open House: Clarkdale Cultural Exhibit, Yavapai-Apache Nation Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

10 am - 1 pm. Sponsored by the Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum. Items in exhibit include: historic photos, basketry, and pottery. Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum, 900 First North St. Museum is at the end of the street in the Town Complex. Free. CONTACT: MARYLU ESTLICK OR ISABEL ERICKSON, (928) 649-1198 (Wed or Sat, leave message) or 9thT(at)commspeed.net.


Flagstaff Area

March 6 - Wupatki National Monument External Link

Discovery Hike: Walk with an Archaeologist Suitable for Children

10 am. Hike with an NPS-Flagstaff archaeologist into the backcountry to view water diversion features and other agricultural structures. Your guide will also describe the prehistoric agricultural practices used in the northern Southwest and engage visitors in discussion about the ways people were able to thrive in this arid climate. Bring water, hat, sunscreen, and hiking shoes. Meet at the Waputki National Monument’s Visitor Center, from Flagstaff, take Hwy 89 north for 12 miles; turn right at sign for Sunset Crater Volcano and travel another 21 miles from this junction to the Waputki National Monument’s Visitor Center. Regular entrance fees apply. Reservations required. CONTACT: LISA BALDWIN, (928) 526-1157 ext. 233 or lisa_baldwin(at)nps.gov.

March 8 - Walnut Canyon National Monument External Link

Lantern Hike: Ranger Cabin Suitable for Children

6 pm. Built in 1904, this cabin served as the first headquarters and museum for what was to become Walnut Canyon National Monument. Learn about this cabin’s unique history and see what archaeologists are doing to preserve it. Meet at the Walnut Canyon National Monument Visitor Center, from Flagstaff, travel east on Interstate 40; take exit 204 south, and drive another 3 miles. Please bring water, flashlight, and hiking shoes. Reservations required. Regular entrance fees apply. CONTACT: LISA BALDWIN, (928) 526-1157 ext. 233 or lisa_baldwin(at)nps.gov.

March 9 - Museum of Northern Arizona External Link

Program: Discovery 2nd Saturday at MNA: Archaeology Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

2 pm - 4 pm. Sponsored by MNA. Explore past native cultures by examining artifacts and participating in hands-on demonstrations. Docent-led activities for children of all ages. MNA, 3101 N. Fort Valley Rd. Program included with regular Museum admission. CONTACT: KATHY FARRETTA, (928) 774-5213 or kfarretta(at)mna.mus.az.us or www.musnaz.org. External Link

March 12 - Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Williams and Tusayan Ranger District Heritage Accomplishment Report Wheelchair Accessible

12:15 pm - 1 pm. By Neil Weintraub, Archaeologist, Kaibab National Forest. This presentation will discuss the efforts that Kaibab archaeologists and partners took to protect, interpret, and enhance prehistoric and historic archaeological sites on the Williams and Tusayan Ranger District during Fiscal Year 2012

CONTACT: KATHY FARRETTA, (928) 774-5213 or kfarretta(at)mna.mus.az.us.

March 12 - Walnut Canyon National Monument External Link

Discovery Hike: Walk with an Archaeologist Suitable for Children

10 am. Sponsored by NPS-Flagstaff. See what “Life on Edge” was like at Walnut Canyon National Monument. Your guide will discuss the diverse ways in which the Sinagua utilized plants for food, medicine, clothing, and tools. Meet at the Walnut Canyon National Monument Visitor Center, from Flagstaff, travel east on Interstate 40; take exit 204 south and drive another 3 miles. Please bring water, hat, sunscreen, and hiking shoes. Reservations required. Regular entrance fees apply. CONTACT: LISA BALDWIN, (928) 526-1157, ext. 233 or lisa_baldwin(at)nps.gov.

March 13 -Museum of Northern Arizona External Link

MNA’s Science Café: How Do We Know What We Know? Forensic Anthropology in the Real World Wheelchair Accessible

7 pm. by Kimberly Spurr. Sponsored by MNA. This informal presentation will consider methods used by forensic anthropologists to identify individuals after death and how forensic anthropology helps solve crimes in the real world. MNA, 3101 N. Fort Valley Rd. Free. CONTACT: KATHY FARRETTA, (928) 774-5213 or kfarretta(at)mna.mus.az.us.

March 14 - Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument External Link

Discovery Hike: Sunset Crater Suitable for Children

2 pm. Sponsored by NPS. Take a guided tour of the crater and discuss the volcano and effects it had on the archaeology of the area. Please bring water, hat, sunscreen, and hiking shoes. From Flagstaff, take Hwy 89 north for 12 miles; turn right at sign for Sunset Crater Volcano, and travel another 2 miles to Sunset Crater. Reservations required. Regular entrance fees apply. CONTACT: LISA BALDWIN, (928) 526-1157, ext. 233 or lisa_baldwin(at)nps.gov.

March 16 - Walnut Canyon National Monument External Link

Cultural Craft Day Suitable for Children

10 am - 2 pm. Sponsored by NPS. Learn about prehistoric technologies. Grind corn and learn how prehistoric people in northern Arizona processed plant food using manos and metates. Create your own pinch pot, paintbrush, and split-twig figurine. Artifacts from the Monument will be on display. Meet at the Walnut Canyon National Monument Visitor Center, from Flagstaff, travel east on Interstate 40; take exit 204 south and drive another 3 miles. Regular entrance fees apply. CONTACT: LISA BALDWIN, (928) 526-1157, ext. 233 or lisa_baldwin(at)nps.gov.

March 18 - Walnut Canyon National Monument External Link

Discovery Hike: Walk with an Archaeologist Suitable for Children

2 pm. Sponsored by NPS-Flagstaff. See what “Life on Edge” was like at Walnut Canyon National Monument. Your guide will discuss the diverse ways in which the Sinagua utilized plants for food, medicine, clothing, and tools. Meet at the Walnut Canyon National Monument Visitor Center, from Flagstaff, travel east on Interstate 40; take exit 204 south and drive another 3 miles. Please bring water, hat, sunscreen, and hiking shoes. Reservations required. Regular entrance fees apply. CONTACT: LISA BALDWIN, (928) 526-1157, ext. 233 or lisa_baldwin(at)nps.gov.

March 20 - Wupatki National Monument External Link

Cultural Hands-on Demonstrations Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children 

10 am - 2 pm. Join NPS-Flagstaff archaeologists and learn about prehistoric technologies. Grind corn and learn how prehistoric people in northern Arizona processed plant food using manos and metates. Create your own pinch pot, paintbrush, and split-twig figurine. Artifacts from the Monument will be on display. Meet at the Waputki National Monument’s Visitor Center, from Flagstaff, take Hwy 89 north for 12 miles; turn right at sign for Sunset Crater Volcano and travel another 21 miles from this junction to the Waputki National Monument’s Visitor Center. Regular entrance fees apply. CONTACT: LISA BALDWIN, (928) 526-1157, ext. 233 or lisa_baldwin(at)nps.gov.

March 22 - Wupatki National Monument External Link

Lantern Hike: Wupatki Pueblo Suitable for Children

6 pm. An NPS archaeologist will lead an evening hike back in time around the Wupatki Pueblo. See into the lives of those who lived here 800 years ago. Artifacts from the Monument will be on display. Please bring water, flashlight, and hiking shoes. Meet at the Wupatki National Monument’s Visitor Center, from Flagstaff, take Hwy 89 north for 12 miles; turn right at sign for Sunset Crater Volcano and travel another 21 miles from this junction to the Wupatki National Monument’s Visitor Center. Regular entrance fees apply. CONTACT: LISA BALDWIN, (928) 526-1157 ext. 233 or lisa_baldwin(at)nps.gov

March 26 - Wupatki National Monument External Link

Hike: Life on the Edge Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

10 am. Walk back in time with an NPS archaeologist. Regular entrance fees apply. Come see what it was like 800 years ago at Wukoki Pueblo. Learn how people interacted with each other and the environment to survive in this landscape. Bring water, hat, sunscreen and hiking shoes. Meet at the Wupatki National Monument’s Visitor Center; from Flagstaff, take Hwy 89 north for 12 miles; turn right at sign for Sunset Crater Volcano and travel another 21 miles from this junction to the Wupatki National Monument’s Visitor Center. Regular entrance fees apply. CONTACT: LISA BALDWIN, (928) 526-1157, ext. 233 or lisa_baldwin(at)nps.gov.


Fredonia & Page Area

March 3, 8, 10, & 17 - Pipe Spring National Monument External Link

Hike: Mu’uputs Canyon: Paiute History and Lifeways Suitable for Children

9 am - 11 am. Sponsored by NPS and the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians. Join a Ranger on this two-mile, moderate hike into scenic Mu’uputs Canyon on the Kaibab Paiute Reservation. The hike will focus on Southern Paiute traditional life ways and connections to the natural world. Participants will visit two petroglyph sites. This hike is offered in cooperation with the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians. Bring hat, water, and hiking shoes. Meet at the Pipe Spring National Monument, 406 N. Pipe Spring Rd.; 15 miles west of Fredonia on AZ 389, or 60 miles east of St. George, UT on UT 59 and AZ 389. Reservations are required. Park entrance fees apply. Interagency annual, senior, and access passes accepted. Additional tribal fees also apply. CONTACT: ANDREA BORNEMEIER, (928) 643-7105 or andrea_bornemeier(at)nps.gov.

March 3, 10, & 17 - Pipe Spring National Monument External Link

Talk: Crafts of the Kai’va’veets  Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

9 am - 11 am. sponsored by NPS. Join Ranger Benn and discover how handmade, practical items provide a spiritual connection to the Earth for Native Americans. Pipe Spring National Monument, 406 N. Pipe Spring Rd.; 15 miles west of Fredonia on AZ 389, or 60 miles east of St. George, UT on UT 59 and AZ 389. Park entrance fee applies. Interagency annual, senior, and access passes accepted. CONTACT: ANDREA BORNEMEIER, (928) 643-7105 or andrea_bornemeier(at)nps.gov.

March 4 - Pipe Spring National Monument External Link

Walking Tours: Kahns and Castles Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

9 am & Noon. sponsored by NPS. Join volunteer Margaret on a walk to compare and contrast shelters built by Paiutes and pioneers. The different architectural styles show different uses of natural resources. Bring water, hat, sunscreen, and hiking shoes. Pipe Spring National Monument, 406 N. Pipe Spring Rd.; 15 miles west of Fredonia on AZ 389 or 60 miles east of St. George, UT on UT 59 and AZ 389. Park entrance fees apply. Interagency annual, senior, and access passes accepted. CONTACT: ANDREA BORNEMEIER, (928) 643-7105 or andrea_bornemeier(at)nps.gov.

March 9 - Pipe Spring National Monument External Link

Demonstration: Stone Cutting Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

9 am - 11 am. Sponsored by NPS. Feathers, wedges, hammers, plug drills, and elbow grease -- that’s what it took to cut the stones for the Windsor Castle. Join Ranger Evan to see these old methods at work. Pipe Spring National Monument, 406 N. Pipe Spring Rd.; 15 miles west of Fredonia on AZ 389, or 60 miles east of St. George, UT on UT 59 and AZ 389. Park entrance fee applies. Interagency annual, senior, and access passes accepted. CONTACT: ANDREA BORNEMEIER, (928) 643-7105 or andrea_bornemeier(at)nps.gov.

March 10 & 17 - Pipe Spring National Monument External Link

Demonstration: Paiute Beading and Basketry  Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

2 pm - 4 pm. Sponsored by NPS. Join Park Ranger and Kaibab Paiute Tribal Member Brittanni Wero to learn the basics of Paiute beading and basketry. Basket making kits available for sale from the gift shop. Pipe Spring National Monument, 406 N. Pipe Spring Rd., and 15 miles west of Fredonia on AZ 389 or 60 miles east of St. George UT on UT 59 and AZ 389. Park entrance fee applies. Interagency annual, senior, and access passes accepted. CONTACT: ANDREA BORNEMEIER, (928) 643-7105 or andrea_bornemeier(at)nps.gov.

March 11 - Pipe Spring National Monument External Link

Hike: Historic Powell Marker Suitable for Children

9 am - Noon. Sponsored by NPS and the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians. Learn about John Wesley Powell’s Topographical Survey Crew that worked in the early 1870s. Hike is strenuous and climbs approximately 800 feet to the top of the Vermilion Cliffs to one of the survey’s triangulation stations. Dress in layers. Bring water, snacks, and appropriate hiking gear. Meet at Pipe Spring National Monument, 406 N. Pipe Spring Rd.; 15 miles west of Fredonia on AZ 389 or 60 miles east of St. George, UT on UT 59 and AZ 389. Since much of this hike occurs on the Kaibab Paiute Indian Reservation tribal land fees, along with a park entrance fees, apply. Interagency annual, senior, and access passes accepted. Pre-registration is required as the hike is limited to 20 people. CONTACT: ANDREA BORNEMEIER, (928) 643-7105 or andrea_bornemeier(at)nps.gov.

March 16 - Pipe Spring National Monument External Link

Demonstration: Blacksmithing Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

9 am - Noon. Sponsored by NPS. Roaring flames, hammer pounding, and sweat pouring were common sights and sounds when the blacksmith was at work. Join Ranger Evan Cram as he molds the blacksmith’s legend. Pipe Spring National Monument, 406 N. Pipe Spring Rd.; 15 miles west of Fredonia or 60 miles east of St George, UT on UT 59 and AZ 389. Park entrance fee is $5 per person, 15+ years; Interagency annual, senior, and access passes accepted. CONTACT: ANDREA BORNEMEIER, (928) 643-7105 or andrea_bornemeier(at)nps.gov.

March 23 - Pipe Spring National Monument External Link

Hands-on Workshop: “Sandal Making" Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

10 am – 1 pm. by John Olsen. Sponsored by NPS. Participants will learn the techniques prehistoric people used to create sandals, from gathering and preparing the materials to the final weaving. Pipe Spring National Monument, 406 N. Pipe Spring Rd.; 15 miles west of Fredonia or 60 miles east of St George, UT on UT 59 and AZ 389. Park entrance fee applies. Interagency annual, senior, and access passes accepted. CONTACT: ANDREA BORNEMEIER, (928) 643-7105 or andrea_bornemeier(at)nps.gov.

March 29 - Pipe Spring National Monument External Link

Walking Tours: Camp DG-44: The Civilian Conservation Corps at Pipe Springs National Monument Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

1 pm - 3 pm. by Andrea Bornemeier. Sponsored by NPS. Join a guided stroll to an overlook of the area that was the home of CCC Camp DG-44 during the late 1930s. Learn about the life of the CCC “boys” and their work across the Arizona Strip. Former CCC members encouraged to come and share their memories. Bring water, hat, sunscreen, and hiking shoes. Meet at Pipe Spring National Monument, 406 N. Pipe Spring Rd.; 15 miles west of Fredonia on AZ 389 or 60 miles east of St George, UT on UT 59 and AZ 389. Park entrance fee applies. Interagency annual, senior, and access passes accepted. CONTACT: ANDREA BORNEMEIER, (928) 643-7105 or andrea_bornemeier(at)nps.gov.


Grand Canyon Area

March 2 - Grand Canyon National Park External Link

Lecture: Lecture: “Grand Archaeology: Exploration and Discovery Along the Colorado River Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

7:30 pm. by Allyson Mathis. Sponsored by NPS-Grand Canyon. Shrine of the Ages building, which can be reached by taking the Blue Village Route Shuttle, South Rim to Parking Lot A. Park entrance fees apply. CONTACT: ALLYSON MATHIS, (928) 638-7923 or allyson_mathis(at)nps.gov.

March 9 - Grand Canyon National Park External Link

Lecture: A River of Dramatic Change: Lessons from a May 2007 Archaeology River Trip Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

7:30 pm.by Jennifer Onufer. Sponsored by NPS-Grand Canyon. Shrine of the Ages building, which can be reached by taking the Blue Village Route Shuttle, South Rim to Parking Lot A. Park entrance fees apply. CONTACT: LIBBY SCHAAF, (928) 638-7641 or libby_schaaf(at)nps.gov.

March 16 - Grand Canyon National Park External Link

Lecture: Bridging the Gap: Finding the Intersection Between Park Management and Tribal Values Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

7:30 pm. by Jan Balsom. Sponsored by NPS-Grand Canyon. Shrine of the Ages building, which can be reached by taking the Blue Village Route Shuttle, South Rim to Parking Lot A. Park entrance fees apply. CONTACT: JANET COHEN, (928) 638-7445 or janet_cohen(at)nps.gov.

March 22 - Grand Canyon National Park External Link

Lecture: We are not just Surviving, We are Thriving: Native American Ethnobotany Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

7:30 pm. by AJ Lapre. Sponsored by NPS-Grand Canyon. Shrine of the Ages building, which can be reached by taking the Blue Village Route Shuttle, South Rim to Parking Lot A. Park entrance fees apply. CONTACT: AJ Lapre, (928) 638-7643 or aj_lapre(at)nps.gov.

March 23 - Grand Canyon National Park External Link

Lecture: My Eyes were Opened, Historical Memory and the Canyon’s Traditionally Associated Tribes Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

7:30 pm. by Ellen Brennan. Sponsored by NPS-Grand Canyon. Shrine of the Ages building, which can be reached by taking the Blue Village Route Shuttle, South Rim to Parking Lot A. Park entrance fees apply. CONTACT: ALLYSON MATHIS, (928) 638-7923 or allyson_mathis(at)nps.gov.

March 23 - Grand Canyon National Park External Link

Archaeology Day: Hands-on Activities for Kids and Adults Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

10 am - 4 pm. Sponsored by NPS-Grand Canyon. Dress in layers according to weather conditions. Grand Canyon Visitor Center, South Rim. Park entrance fees apply. CONTACT: ELLEN BRENNAN or LIBBY SCHAAF or MARNA BASTIAN, (928) 638-7742 or (928) 638-7641 or (928) 638-7077 or ellen_brennan(at)nps.gov or libby_schaaf(at)nps.gov or marna_bastian(at)nps.gov.


Holbrook Area

Petrified Forest National Park External Link

As scheduling allows, activities at Petrified Forest National Park to celebrate Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month may be offered! Please visit www.nps.gov/pefro/planyourvisit/guidedtours.htm on or after February 15, 2013 for additional opportunities.

Daily in March - Petrified Forest National ParkExternal Link

Archaeology Exhibit: “10,000 + Years of Human History on the Petrified National Forest Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

9 am - 4 pm. Come enjoy this interesting exhibit located in the Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark! North end of Park. Petrified Forest National Park is located 27 miles east of Holbrook; take exit 311 off I-40 to 1 Park Rd. If entering at south entrance off Hwy 180, drive through the park 28 miles to Painted Desert Visitor Center. Entrance fees apply. CONTACT: SARAH HERVE, (928) 524-6228, ext. 264 or sarah_herve(at)nps.gov.

Saturdays in March - Petrified Forest National Park External Link

Sandbox Archaeology: Be an Archaeologist! Suitable for Children

10 am - Noon. Sponsored by NPS. This activity gives children a chance to excavate in a sandbox for artifacts to learn about the long human history of the Park and the stewardship message. Activities are Ranger-led and will be held in the Painted Desert Visitor Center, Courtyard area (weather permitting). Petrified Forest National Park is located 27 miles east of Holbrook; take exit 311 off I-40 to 1 Park Rd. If entering at south entrance off Hwy 180, drive through the park 28 miles to Painted Desert Visitor Center. Free. CONTACT: LAUREN CARTER, (928) 524-6228, ext. 276 or lauren_carter(at)nps.gov.

Saturdays in March - Petrified Forest National Park External Link

Hike: Puerco Pueblo Walk Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

2 pm. Sponsored by NPS. Explore an ancestral Puebloan village. Meet the Ranger at the Puerco Pueblo trailhead. This easy hike is 0.3-miles in length. Meet at the Petrified Forest National Park, Puerco Pueblo parking lot. Petrified Forest National Park is located 27 miles east of Holbrook; take exit 311 off I-40, drive 11 miles into the Park. If entering the Park at the south entrance off Highway 180 -drive through park 17 miles to Puerco Pueblo. Appropriate for ages 8+. Bring appropriate shoes, hat, sunscreen, and lots of water. Entrance fees apply. CONTACT: LAUREN CARTER, (928) 524-6228, ext. 276 or lauren_carter(at)nps.gov.

March 6 & 20 - Petrified Forest National Park External Link

Backcountry Hike: Petroglyphs at Lacey Point Suitable for Children

10 am. Sponsored by NPS. Join a Ranger for this two mile round trip, moderate hike into the Painted Desert to discover some of the best petroglyph viewing the Park has to offer. Bring appropriate shoes, hat, sunscreen, and lots of water. Appropriate for ages 8+. Meet at Lacey Point, north end of Park. Petrified Forest National Park is located 27 miles east of Holbrook; take exit 311 off I-40 to 1 Park Rd. If entering at south entrance off Hwy 180. Drive through the park 28 miles to Painted Desert Visitor Center. Entrance fees apply. Reservations required. CONTACT: BILL REITZE, (928) 524-6228, ext. 268 or william_reitze(at)nps.gov.

March 9, 16 & 23 - Petrified Forest National Park External Link

Cultural Demonstrations: Native American Arts and Crafts  Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

10 am - 3 pm. Sponsored by NPS. A Native American with ancestral ties to the area will share engaging skills and traditions. Located inside the Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark, 27 miles east of Holbrook; take exit 311 off I-40, drive 2 miles into Petrified Forest National Park. Entrance fee is $10/vehicle. CONTACT: KIP WOOLFORD, (928) 524-6228, ext. 273 or kip_woolford(at)nps.gov.

March 13 & 27 - Petrified Forest National Park External Link

Backcountry Hike: Historic Route 66 Suitable for Children

10 am. Sponsored by NPS. Petrified Forest is the only National Park with a portion of Route 66 within its boundaries! Enjoy a moderately difficult, two mile round trip along the Mother Road to learn of its important history. Bring appropriate shoes, hat, sunscreen, and lots of water. Appropriate for ages 8+. Meet at Petrified Forest National Park Visitor Center, 27 miles east of Holbrook; take exit 311 off I-40, drive 11 miles into the Park. If entering the Park at the south entrance off Highway 180, drive through park 17 miles to Painted Desert Visitor Center. Entrance fees apply. Reservations required. CONTACT: BILL REITZE, (928) 524-6228, ext. 268 or william_reitze(at)nps.gov.


Sedona

March 2 - Coconino National ForestExternal Link

Demonstrations: Ancient Technologies Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

10 am - 2 pm. Sponsored by Coconino National Forest - Red Rock Ranger District. This event will feature demonstrations and displays including: a flute concert, gourd display, ancient tools, projectile points, pottery and lots of children activities. Red Rock Ranger Station, 8375 State Route 179, one mile south of the Village of Oak Creek. Free. CONTACT: CANDICE MARK, (928) 203-2900 or clmark(at)fs.fed.us.

March 3 - Red Rock State Park

Demonstration: What it Takes to Make an Arrow Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

2 pm. Chuck LaRue's March 3rd presentation is a hands-on program about prehistoric compound reed arrows that were used by early Native Americans in Northern Arizona and across the entire Southwest. A surprising variety of tools, raw materials, techniques and skills were needed to make one of these arrows.

Chuck will have available a completed arrow and the known or possible tools and raw materials that were used to assemble a new one! Components available will be reed for the main shafts and how to straighten it and hard wood for the foreshafts, a demonstration on the extraction, preparation, and use of sinew (so useful it could be called prehistoric paleo duct tape!), and pigments for paint, all of which are included in making an arrow. It should be a fun-filled event as you have the opportunity to also see a hand drill fire start, basic flintknapping, and other uses of some of the stone tools created by early civilizations.

Chuck is a wildlife biologist, birder, and hiker who has lived in Northern Arizona since 1966 and spent 30 years living on the Navajo and Hopi nations. He is fascinated with the skills, strategies, and technologies that Native people of the Colorado Plateau and surrounding regions used to thrive for thousands of years in this wonderful landscape.

Seating is limited, so reservations are required for this program. Please call 928-282-6907 to assure you have a seat.

March 17 - Red Rock State Park

Lecture: The Expedition of King S. Woolsey and Governor Goodwin Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

2 pm. This program, presented by Jerry Ehrhardt of the Verde Valley Archaeological Society, features the 1864 expedition of King S. Woolsey and Governor Goodwin following Indian trails to the Verde Valley with 80 miners. Their objectives were to find a central location for the new capitol of the Arizona Territory, fight Indians, and at the same time prospect the country that they passed through.  The expedition went down the Verde River to the Salt River and White's Mill near Casa Blanca. King S. Woolsey was a pioneer rancher, Indian-fighter, prospector and politician in 19th century Arizona. John Noble Goodwin, an attorney and politician, served as the Governor of Arizona Territory from 1863 to 1866.  He also was a delegate to the United States House of Representatives from the Arizona Territory.

Ehrhardt has been a major supporter of the Coconino National Forest and Museum of Northern Arizona research projects. His skills were developed through knowledge he acquired from the Arizona Archaeological Society certification program which he developed as a volunteer working with professional archaeologists, including Peter Pilles and Dr. David Wilcox. Ehrhardt's contributions to research projects such as Sacred Mountain, in the Beaver Creek drainage, and Honanki, northwest of Sedona, have been invaluable. He assisted Pilles and Wilcox as they worked to document the archaeology of previously unexplored corners of the Sedona area. They were working to refine the knowledge of the cultural resources of Perry Mesa.

As part of his work in the Perry Mesa region, Ehrhardt assisted in the surface collections of sites in the Agua Fria national Monument, including "ground-truthing" hilltop sites that were located from the air by Arizona Site Steward Joe Vogel. In addition, he was instrumental in discovering and documenting the line-of-sight relationships and trails that linked archaeological sites and settlement clusters located in central Arizona. In 2007, Ehrhardt was named the Avocational Archaeologist by the Governor's Archaeology Advisory Commission during presentations at the Historic Preservation Conference in Prescott, Arizona.


Springerville

Throughout March - Casa Malpais Museum External Link

Displays: Casa Malpais Museum and Archaeological Park Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

Call for times. Museum is open Monday through Saturday and features displays of prehistoric artifacts from the Casa Malpais archaeological site. Casa Malpais Museum and Archaeological Park, 418 E. Main St. Free. CONTACT: CASA MALPAIS MUSEUM, (928) 333-5375 or casa(at)springervilleaz.gov.

Tuesdays through Saturdays in March - Casa Malpais Museum External Link

Guided Tours: Prehistoric Casa Malpais Pueblo Suitable for Children

9 am, 11 am, & 2 pm. Sponsored by the Casa Malpais Museum and Archaeological Park. This ancient pueblo contains a great kiva, a solar calendar, prehistoric trails, a prehistoric staircase, and rock art panels. The tour is 1/2 mile long, with a rise of 150 feet in elevation. Meet at the Museum, 418 E. Main St. Bring hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and water. Fees apply. CONTACT: CASA MALPAIS MUSEUM, (928) 333-5375 or casa(at)springerville.gov.

March 2 - Casa Malpais Museum External Link

Archaeology Road Show Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

9 am - 5 pm. Sponsored by Casa Malpais Museum and Archaeological Park. Event will encourage residents of the White Mountain area to bring family collections of ancient artifacts to the Casa Malpais Museum where professional archaeologists will be available to provide detailed information on the history of the objects. Rather than discussing monetary values, participants will be encouraged to understand how these ancient objects are more valuable for their research potential when they are left undisturbed in their original contexts. Casa Malpais Museum, 418 East Main St. Free. CONTACT: CASA MALPAIS MUSEUM, (928) 333-5375 or or casa(at)springervilleaz.gov.

March 16 - Casa Malpais Museum External Link

Lecture: Hopi Quilting- Stitched Traditions from an Ancient Community Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

9 am - 10 am & 1 pm - 2 pm. by Carolyn O’Bagy Davis. Sponsored by Casa Malpais Museum and Archaeological Park. This is the story of Hopi textiles and the history of quilting on the Hopi Mesas in Northern Arizona. Carolyn demonstrates the many ways that Hopi quilt-makers have created their own unique quilting traditions, and the way that quilts have been incorporated into daily life and ceremony. Casa Malpais Museum, 418 East Main St. Free. CONTACT: CASA MALPAIS MUSEUM, (928) 333-5375 or casa(at)springervilleaz.gov.


Williams Area

Saturdays in March - Kaibab National Forest Williams Ranger District Office External Link

Interpretive Hike: Prehistoric Petroglyphs at Keyhole Sink Site  Suitable for Children

2 pm. Sponsored by the Kaibab National Forest. The hike is approximately 0.75-mile walk each way, and the terrain is rocky and can be muddy. Wear cold and wet weather apparel, appropriate hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and bring water. Meet at the Oak Hill Snow Play area off of Route 66, four miles west of the town of Parks. Call for reservations. Free. CONTACT: NEIL WEINTRAUB, (928) 635-5647 or nweintraub(at)fs.fed.us.

March 7 - Kaibab National Forest Williams Ranger District Office External Link

Thursday Evening Lecture Series: Williams and Tusayan Ranger District Heritage Accomplishment Report Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

6:30 pm. by Neil Weintraub. Sponsored by the Kaibab National Forest-Williams Ranger District. This presentation will discuss the efforts that Kaibab archaeologists and partners took to protect, interpret, and enhance prehistoric and historic archaeological sites on the Ranger District during the past year. Mills 326 Cafe, 326 West Route 66, Williams. Free. Limited seating, call for reservations. To order food ahead of time, call (928) 635-0777. CONTACT: NEIL WEINTRAUB, (928) 635-5647 or nweintraub(at)fs.fed.us.

March 14 - Kaibab National Forest Williams Ranger District Office External Link

Thursday Evening Lecture Series: Williams History Photo Project Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

6:30 pm. by Margaret Hangan. Sponsored by the Kaibab National Forest-Williams Ranger District. Together with the Williams Public Library, the Kaibab National Forest has been working to collect and scan historic photos of Williams and the surrounding area. This presentation discusses that collaborative project. Mills 326 Cafe, 326 West Route 66, Williams. Free. Limited seating, call for reservations. To order food ahead of time, call (928) 635-0777. CONTACT: NEIL WEINTRAUB, (928) 635-5647 or nweintraub(at)fs.fed.us.

March 21 - Kaibab National Forest Williams Ranger District Office External Link

Thursday Evening Lecture Series: Williams Area Historic Photo Re-shoot Project Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

6:30 pm. by Neil Weintraub. Sponsored by the Kaibab National Forest-Williams Ranger District. For the past decade, Williams Ranger District staff has been re-shooting photographs of the Williams area to compare with historic photos in order to document how the Forest has changed. The presentation will compare and contrast the dramatic differences. Mills 326 Cafe, 326 West Route 66, Williams. Free. Limited seating, call for reservations. To order food ahead of time, call (928) 635-0777. CONTACT: NEIL WEINTRAUB, (928) 635-5647 or nweintraub(at)fs.fed.us.

March 28 - Kaibab National Forest Williams Ranger District Office External Link

Thursday Evening Lecture Series: We Still Walk in Their Footprint: The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Northern Arizona, 1933-1942 Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

6:30 pm. by Robert Audretsch. Sponsored by the Kaibab National Forest-Williams Ranger District. Mr. Audretsch will discuss how the CCC, along with other New Deal agencies, was responsible for the unprecedented federal land agency infrastructure growth in northern Arizona during the Great Depression. They accomplished 50 years of work in less than 10 years. We still walk in that same CCC footprint! Mills 326 Cafe, 326 West Route 66, Williams. Limited seating, call for reservations. Free. To order food ahead of time, call (928) 635-0777. CONTACT: NEIL WEINTRAUB, (928) 635-5647 or nweintraub(at)fs.fed.us.


Winslow

Saturdays in March - Homolovi State Park

Guided Tours: Homolovi II Pueblo Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

1:15 pm. Sponsored by Homolovi Ruins State Park and the Hopi Tribe. Join a park ranger and explore a very late 14 Century Hopi Pueblo. The Homolovi II Pueblo is one of eleven pueblos in the Winslow area and the largest of the sites in the Homolovi cluster of Hopi ancestral sites. Meet at the Visitor Center Museum. Tours are 1 hour long. Dress in layers, and bring water, snacks, and appropriate hiking gear. Inclement weather may postpone or cancel tours. Homolovi State Park Visitor Center, 1.4 miles north of Interstate 40, Exit 257, take State Route 87 North to Park. Reservations are strongly recommended, as tours are limited to 20.  Regular fees apply. CONTACT: KENN EVANS, (928) 289-4106 or kke2(at)azstateparks.gov

Saturdays in March - Homolovi State Park

Tours: Historic Sunset Cemetery at Homolovi State Park Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

10 am. Sponsored by Homolovi Ruins State Park and the Hopi Tribe. Join a Ranger for guided tours of a 1870s Mormon cemetery that is all that remains of the historic Mormon Fort of Sunset. All tours will leave from the park Visitor Center Museum, weather-permitting. Tours follow a gentle, approximately 1/2-mile trail.Bring water, hat, sunscreen and hiking shoes. Other tours of nearby LDS pioneer sites are also available; inquire with the Park Ranger for information. Homolovi State Park Visitor Center, 1.4 miles north of Interstate 40, Exit 257, take State Route 87 North to Park. Regular fees apply. Reservations are recommended, as tours are limited to 15. CONTACT: KENN EVANS, (928) 289-4106 or kke2(at)azstateparks.gov.

Southern Arizona


Eloy

March 16 & 17 - Picacho Peak State Park

Civil War in the Southwest 2013

Civil War in the Southwest 2012Each year hundreds of spectators descend on Picacho Peak State Park to watch re-enactments of an Arizona Civil War skirmish and the New Mexico battles of Glorieta and Val Verde. Visitors travel from around the country to experience three fascinating historic battle re-enactments complete with lifestyles of the soldiers in the southwest during the 1860s. More than 200 re-enactors come from many states and will camp at the park with their authentic Civil War camping gear. Food and beverage concessions are also available, including the popular Kettle corn vendor.

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Vehicle Entrance Fee: $10 up to 4 persons
Each additional person: $3
Individual Entrance Fee: $3 (walk-in/bike)

Gate Hours: 9:30 am - 3 pm, Entry During Gate Hours Only.
Event Hours: 10 am - 4 pm
No Dogs permitted in Event Area.

March 23 - Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Demonstrations: Season of Tradition

10 am - 2 pm. Sponsored by the National Park Service. See demonstrations of basket markers, storytellers, and much more. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Kris Eggle Visitor Center, 34 miles south of Ajo on Highway 85. Park entrance fees may apply. CONTACT: Sue Walter, (520) 387-6849 or sue_walters(at)nps.gov


Oracle

Kannally Ranch HouseSaturdays & Sundays in March - Oracle State Park

Tours: Historic Kannally Ranch House at Oracle State Park Suitable for Children

10 am & 2 pm. Sponsored by ASP. The four-level, Mediterranean revival style, adobe ranch house was built from 1929-33 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Each level includes patio views of the surrounding oak-grassland foothills and San Pedro River Valley. The interior of the ranch house features Moorish architectural influence and unique hand-painted beams and window trim. The Kannallys were one of Oracle's earliest cattle ranching families, and the 4,000- acre property now serves as a wildlife refuge and environmental education center. Call for tour schedule and group reservations, as tours are offered on a limited basis. CONTACT: JENNIFER RINIO, (520) 896-2425.


Tubac

March 2 - Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Archaeology of the Presidio of Santa Cruz de Terrenate

2 pm. In 1776, the government of New Spain created a series of frontier presidios along its northern frontier—three are in Arizona. Archaeologist Deni Seymour, Ph.D. has spent years doing field research at what remains of one of these sites at Santa Cruz de Terrenate, located on the San Pedro River near Sierra Vista. This is the best preserved of all the Spanish period presidios in the Southwest. Join Dr. Seymour for a discussion of the history of this adobe fortress, recent archaeological investigations, and new findings including 240-year old foot prints. $7.50 adult, $4.50 youth 7-13, children free.

March 14 - Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Guided Tour of the Barrio de Tubac Archaeological Site

10:30 am. Special tour by local experts of the Spanish colonial archaeological site just south of the Park which preserves the remains of the original Tubac town site, including residence foundations, plaza area, refuse area and partial irrigation ditch. Meet at the Park’s Visitor Center. Tour involves a 1-1/4 mile walk. Bring walking shoes, sunscreen and hat. $7.50 fee includes admission to tour the Presidio Park. Tour limited to 15; call for reservations, 520-398-2252.


Tucson

Tuesdays in March - Arizona State Museum

Lecture Series: Adventures in the Field Wheelchair Accessible 

6:30 pm. Sponsored by Arizona State Museum. Arizona State Museum, 1013 E. University Blvd., University of Arizona, Tucson. Free. CONTACT: DARLENE LIZARRAGA, (520) 626-8381-1201 or dfl(at)email.arizona.edu.

March 2 -

Fairbank Day

9 am –  3 pm. Sponsored by Friends of the San Pedro. Fairbank Day will feature historic re-enactments of events that took place during the colorful history of the town and the surrounding San Pedro River valley, from Spanish Colonial Days to the early 1900s. Tours of the ghost town and cemetery will be offered throughout the day.  A hosted hike from Fairbank to the Spanish Presidio of Terrenate will explore the backcountry in the area. Bring water, food or snacks, sunscreen, hats, and wear appropriate shoes. From I-10, take State Highway 90 south toward Sierra Vista. At Whetstone, turn left (east) on State Highway 82. After approximately 10 miles, cross the San Pedro River and the old railroad grade; Fairbank parking area is approximately 1/4 mile east of the river, on the left. Free. CONTACT: Friends of San Pedro, (520) 459-2555 or fspr(at)sanpedroriver.org.

March 2 & 16 - University of Arizona

Tours: Archaeological Site Tours Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

9 am – Noon. Sponsored by University of Arizona. Tours are part of the “Hohokam Connections” public outreach program at University Indian Ruin. Bring walking shoes, sunscreen, hat, and water. Meet at University Indian Ruin, 2754 N. Indian Ruins Road, Tucson. Free. CONTACT: LAUREN KINGSTON-SEAVEY, (520) 661-7936 or lkingsto(at)email.arizona.edu.

March 4 - 8 - Western Archaeological & Conservation Center

Tour: Museum Collections, Conservation Laboratory and Archives at the Western Archeological and Conservation Center Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

1 pm. Sponsored by NPS-Western Archaeological & Conservation Center. Walking tour is two hours long and features collections from more than 70 National Parks and Monuments in the Western US. Tour size is limited and reservations are required. Appropriate for ages 12 and up, adults must accompany children. Western Archaeological Conservation Center, 255 N. Commerce Park Loop, Tucson. Free. CONTACT: AMANDA SMITH, (520) 791-6412 or amanda_smith(at)nps.gov.

March 5 - Casa Vicente, 375 S. Stone Ave

Lecture and Discussion: Cooking Pots and Culture in the Zuni Region Wheelchair Accessible   

5 pm. by Matt Peeples. Sponsored by Archaeology Southwest. Dr. Peeples will share some of his work with experimental cooking pots. Using an example from the Zuni region, he will illustrate how analyses of the production and use of the vessels help us understand population movement within the changing social landscape of the late 13th century.  Participants start gathering at 5 pm and are encouraged to support the restaurant by purchasing food and drinks. Presentation begins at 6:15 pm. Meet at Casa Vicente, 375 S. Stone Ave. Call for more information. Free. CONTACT: KATE GANN, (520) 882-6946, ext. 16 or center(at)cdarc.org.

March 9 - Pima County Public Library, Mission Branch External Link

Presentation: What is an Archaeologist? Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

1 pm - 2 pm. by Ginger Thompson. Sponsored by Pima County Public Library and Old Pueblo Archaeology Center. This program is designed to give children an idea of what archaeologist do, how they do it, and how they learn about people through their work. It includes examples of the tools, real and replica artifacts, and activities to help children experience how archaeologists interpret the past. Pima County Public Library, Mission Branch, 3770 S. Mission Road, Tucson. Free. CONTACT: MARISSA ALCORTA, (520) 594-5330 or marissa.alcorta(at)pima.gov.

March 9 - Kentucky Camp

Adobe Repair on Kentucky Camp & Hike Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

9 am - 2 pm. Sponsored by Coronado National Forest and Friends of Kentucky Camp. Apply a coat of protective adobe to historic buildings for the purpose of slowing damage due to rain and wind. We will also conduct a short hike to adjacent Boston Gulch to show where the hydraulic gold mining operation took place. Wear appropriate work clothes and sturdy shoes or boots. Bring a lunch. Water and toilets are available on site. The hike will depart from Kentucky Camp at 12:30 pm. Free. From I-10 take State Highway 83 (exit 281) south toward Sonoita.  At approximately 20 miles, look for a sign on the right: “Gardner Canyon/Kentucky Camp”. Turn right. Once you are on Gardner Canyon Road, go 0.9 miles to a turnoff on your right, signed “Fish Canyon Road – Kentucky Camp”. Follow the signs to Kentucky Camp, about 5 miles further. The last five miles to the site are along unsurfaced roads which generally can be negotiated in a passenger car. CONTACT: MARK DOUMAS,  (520) 299-4281 or http://www.kentuckycamp.org External Link

March 9 - Murray Springs

Tour: Murray Springs Clovis Mammoth Kill Site

9 am. Sponsored by Friends of the San Pedro. Join a docent from the Friends of the San Pedro for a guided walk of this National Historic Landmark, one of the first sites in which a Clovis kill site was found along with evidence of a camp and other activities. Bring water, food or snacks, sunscreen, hats, and wear appropriate shoes. Free. From Sierra Vista, take Highway 90 east 4 miles to Moson Road. Turn left; the signed turnoff for Murray Springs is approximately one mile north, on the right. The tour will meet at the parking area at 9 am. CONTACT: Friends of San Pedro at (520) 459-2555.

March 9 - Empire Ranch Headquarters

Tours: Empire Ranch Headquarters

11 am & 1 pm. Sponsored by Empire Ranch Foundation. Join docents for two tours of the historic Empire Ranch Headquarters. The 22-room ranch house was begun in the 1870’s, and remains a working cattle ranch today. Tours will meet at the main parking area at 11:00am and 1:00pm. Free. Bring water, food or snacks, sunscreen, hats, and wear appropriate shoes. From I-10, take State Highway 83 south toward Sonoita. At approximately 18 miles, look for a sign on the right: “Empire Ranch Historic Site”. Turn left on the well-maintained dirt road and follow signs to the Ranch Headquarters, approximately 3 miles. CONTACT: Empire Ranch Foundation, (888) 364-2829 or info(at)empireranchfoundation.org

March 16 - Presidio de Santa Cruz de Terrenate

Tours: Presido de Santa Cruz de Terrenate

9 am. Sponsored by Friends of San Pedro. Tour the Presidio de Santa Cruz de Terrenate, one of three Spanish colonial presidios located in Arizona.  Bring water, food or snacks, sunscreen, hats, and wear appropriate shoes. The tour will meet at the parking area. Free. From I-10, take State Highway 90 south toward Sierra Vista. At Whetstone, turn left (east) on State Highway 82. After approximately 8 miles, turn left on In Balance Road; the parking area and trailhead are approximately 1½ miles north, on the right. CONTACT: Friends of San Pedro (520) 459-2555.

March 16 - Old Pueblo Archaeology Center

Open House: Vista del Rio Archaeology Celebration Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

9 am - 3 pm. Sponsored by Vista del Rio Residents’ Association and Old Pueblo Archaeology Center. This program is designed to educate children. Interactive activities include making pottery artifacts, grinding corn using ancient manos and metates, and playing Native American games. Demonstrations of traditional Native American pottery making and flintknapping will also be included. The hands-on activities, demonstrations, and informational materials will be along trails through the Vista del Rio Cultural Park where part of the ancient Hohokam Indian Village is preserved. Appropriate for children ages 6 to 12. Vista del Rio Cultural Resource Park, 7575 E. Desert Arbors St. (at Dos Hombres Rd). Free. CONTACT: ALLEN DART, (520) 798-1201 or info(at)oldpueblo.org. For more information, see website www.oldpueblo.org External Link

March 18 - University Medical Center, Duval Auditoriumniversity

Lecture: The Boring Side of Paquime Wheelchair Accessible

7:30 pm. by Dr. Paul E. Minnis. Sponsored by Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society. Paquime (Casas Grandes) was one of the most influential towns in the ancient Southwest US/Northwest Mexico, and its excavation yielded a wealth of artifacts and architecture; more than a ton of shell, hundreds of parrot skeletons, many copper artifacts, and massive multistoried room blocks. However, attention to the spectacular artifacts has obscured a fuller understanding of the community and the importance of other less visually appealing data. University Medical Center, Duval Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. Free. CONTACT: KATHERINE CERINO, (520) 907-0884 or kcerino(at)gmail.com.

March 21 - Old Pueblo Archaeology Center External Link

Dinner and Presentation: The Zuni Region across the Lost Century: AD 1450 – 1540 Wheelchair Accessible

6 pm - 8:30 pm. by Matt Peeples.  Sponsored by Old Pueblo Archaeology Center as part of their “Third Thursday Food for Thought” evening program. During the period between AD 1450 and AD 1540, most of the region saw a substantial decline in population, large-scale population movements, and rapid changes in the organization of the communities that remained. Within this context, Dr. Peeples will summarize several lines of archaeological and biological evidence to explore the origins, timing, and consequences of immigration into the Zuni region, and the establishment of communities encountered by the Spanish explorers de Niza and Coronado at contact. Participants are encouraged to support the restaurant by purchasing food and drinks.  Cody’s Beef N Beans Steakhouse, 2708 E. Fort Lowell Road, Tucson. Free. Reservations required by 5pm the prior day due to limited space and need to be made through Old Pueblo Archaeology. CONTACT: ALLEN DART, (520) 798-1201 or info(at)oldpueblo.org. For more information, see www.oldpueblo.org.External Link

March 30 - University of Arizona

Panel Discussion: The History of University Indian Ruin and the Hohokam Culture Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

7 pm - 9 pm. Sponsored by the University of Arizona. Meet in the Udall Recreation Center. 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road, Tucson. Free. CONTACT: LAUREN KINGSTON-SEAVEY (520) 661-7936 or lkingsto(at)email.arizona.edu

Eastern Arizona


Safford

March 1 - Bureau of Land Management, Safford Field Office Wheelchair Accessible

Walking Tour: Sanchez Civilian Conservation Corps Camp  Suitable for Children

7 am. Sponsored by the BLM Safford Field Office. High clearance vehicle recommended. Bring hat, water, lunch, and walking shoes. Meet at the BLM Safford Field Office; 711 14th Ave. Free. CONTACT: DAN McGREW, (928) 348-4466 or daniel_mcgrew(at)blm.gov.

Western Arizona


Lake Havasu

Tuesdays in March - Bureau of Land Management, Swansea, south of Parker

Guided Tours: Historic Swansea Mining Townsite Suitable for Children

10 am & 1 pm. Sponsored by BLM-Colorado River District, Lake Havasu Field Office. See remnants of a small town that began 100 years ago and became known for its copper mining and smelter. Southeast of Parker, take Highway 95 to Shea Rd. East and follow signs to Swansea (graded dirt roads until last five miles). High clearance vehicle is helpful, but not required. Bring water and hiking shoes. Free. CONTACT: DR. GEORGE SHANNON, (928) 505-1255, gshannon(at)blm.gov or MIKE RIDDLE, (928) 716-2723.


Parker Area

March 30 - Colorado River Indian Tribes MuseumExternal Link

Cultural Demonstrations: Native American Activities Wheelchair Accessible Suitable for Children

10 am - 2 pm. Sponsored by Colorado River Indian Tribes Museum. See Mohave, Chemehuevi, Hopi, and Navajo cultural demonstrations along with kids arts and crafts. Colorado River Indian Tribes Museum, 1007 Arizona Avenue, Parker. Free. CONTACT: JENNIFER BARANGAN, (928) 669-8970 or jennifer.barangan(at)crit-nsn.gov.

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