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Archaeological Talk at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park on July 12

(Phoenix, Arizona - June 25, 2014) - J. Scott Wood will present an archaeological talk on Thursday, July 12, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

The talk will focus on Clovis Points to Copper Bells: the Prehistoric Archaeology of the Payson Basin. The talk will last about one hour in the beautiful outdoor setting of Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. The archaeology of the area around the Park from Payson to the Rim and from Star Valley to Strawberry and who lived there will be discussed. The relationships these people had with their environment, how they influenced it and how it directed their behavior and determined their ultimate fate will also be discussed. The talk will be followed with a question and answer session.

The cost for the talk is the regular park entrance fee of $5 per person for those aged 14 and older, $2 per person for those aged 7-13, and no charge for anyone younger than 6. For more information, please call the park at (928) 476-4202 or visit Tonto Natural Bridge State Park is located 10 miles north of Payson, Arizona on Highway 87.

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