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ARIZONA ARCHAEOLOGY AND HERITAGE AWARENESS MONTH

Get ready for the next Expo on Saturday, March 4, 2017

Hot off the presses: 2017 AAHAM posters at SHPO. Come pick them up or contact Kris Powell for your free copy at kpowell@azstateparks.gov.

Download the 2017 Archaeology Expo event program

2017 Archaeology Expo participation form

Map of the location of the Himdag Ki Museum

Download the 2017 Archaeologic Expo Flyer

Did you know that there are Archaeology events all month long, all throughout Arizona? 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 Powell, Archaeological Compliance Specialist, SHPO, (602) 542-7141 or email kpowell@azstateparks.gov

Visiting an Archaeological Site?

Read the Archaeological Site Etiquette Guide

Do you want to be more involved with Arizona Archaeology?

The 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.

The Southwest Archaeology Team, Inc.(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 .

The Arizona Archaeological Society (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 .

2017 EVENT CALENDAR

Central Arizona

Cave Creek

MARCH 5: (9 am – 3 pm)
*8th Annual Spur Cross Archaeology Fair. Sponsored by Desert Foothills Chapter/AAS, Cave Creek Museum, and the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area. Guided hikes to the sites of First Mesa, Jewel of the Creek, and the Metate Trail are scheduled throughout the day. All hikers should know their limits and be prepared for desert walking in appropriate footwear, hats and sunscreen; bring snacks and an adequate supply of water. Booths, a guest speaker, live demonstrations, children’s crafts, and other hands-on activities will also be featured. From Cave Creek Rd., turn north on Spur Cross Rd. to the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, and go north 4-1/2 miles. Please check the AAS website at www.azarchsoc.org under “events” for the finalized schedule of speakers and hikes. Regular park fees apply ($3). CONTACT: Evelyn Johnson, (480) 488-2764 or evelyn@cavecreekmuseum.com.

Coolidge

MARCH 18: (9 am - 5pm) ^^*Archaeology Day. Sponsored by the NPS, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Guided tours of Compound A, the historic buildings used by the park, and a backcountry tour. Additional activities to be determined, contact the Monument for more details. Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, 1100 W. Ruins Drive. Regular Park fees apply. CONTACT: Dave Carney, (520) 723-3172 or dave_carney@nps.gov.

Cordes Junction

MARCH 18: (9 am)
* Hike: Petroglyphs. Sponsored by BLM and Friends of the Agua Fria National Monument. Meet at kiosk located at Bloody Basin Road Exit (#259), off of I-17 on the Agua Fria National Monument. Reservations are required, as the tour size is limited. Bring water, lunch, hiking shoes, and sunscreen. Weather-permitting. Requires high clearance vehicle. FREE. CONTACT: SHELLEY RASMUSSEN, (928) 684-1670 or warbirds34@yahoo.com.

Mesa

WEDNESDAYS THROUGH FRIDAYS: (10 am – 2 pm)
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS: (10 am – 4 pm)
^^*Tours: Mesa Grande Cultural Park. Sponsored by the AzMNH. Self-guided tour of Mesa Grande Archaeological Park. Mesa Grande, 10th & Date St., a block west of Country Club Dr. on Brown Rd. (turns into Date St.). Regular entrance fees apply. Groups of 15 or more who would like a guided tour with an archaeologist may call 480-644-3553 to book, or visit www.mesagrandeculturalpark.org for more information.

Phoenix

MARCH 21: (5:30 pm)
^^Lecture: Archaeology Café – “Inclusive Ideologies and Social Mechanisms – Two Ancient Examples from Along the Gila River, by Bill Doelle and Jeff Clark.” Sponsored by Archaeology Southwest and the Arizona Humanities Council. Join Bill Doelle and Jeff Clark as they discuss their latest research. The presentation begins at 6 pm, but for those who might want to order off the menu, be there by 5:30 pm. Reservations are not required, but space is limited. Share tables and make new friends. Location to be determined, see the website, www.archaeologysouthwest.org for more information regarding the venue. FREE. CONTACT: KATE GANN, (520) 882-6946, ext. 16 or kate@archaeologysouthwest.org.

Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeology Park (PGM)

MARCH 4: (9:30 am – 12:30 pm)
*Program: Archaeology for Kids. Sponsored by PGM. Discover the science of archaeology by participating in a simulated excavation of a Hohokam pit house. Learn about mapping, recording, and other archaeological methods and concepts. Appropriate for ages 7-12. Bring comfortable closed toe shoes, hat, and sunscreen. PGM, 4619 E. Washington St. Pre-registration of $15 per child is required. CONTACT: LAURA ANDREW, (602) 495-0901 or laura.andrew@phoenix.gov.

MARCH 10:(10 – 11 am)
^^*Tour: Native Plant Tour of Pueblo Grande. Sponsored by the PGM. Discover some of the edible and medicinal plants of the Southwest on a short walk along the trail. Bring water, hat, and wear appropriate closed toe walking shoes. Space is limited; please sign up at the front desk to reserve your spot. PGM, 4619 E. Washington St. Free with paid museum admission. CONTACT: LAURA ANDREW, (602) 495-0901 or laura.andrew@phoenix.gov.

MARCH 11:(9 am – 3 pm)
^^*Program: 17th Annual Ancient Technology Day. Sponsored by PGM. Join us for a fun day outside! Try your hand at tossing a spear using an atlatl; watch artists as they demonstrate pottery making, basket weaving, rock art, and flint knapping. Enjoy various cultural, historic, and technology performances throughout the day. Tours of the archaeological site, the Park of Four Waters, and artifact show-and-tell will be available throughout the day. Bring a hat, water, and wear closed toe shoes. PGM, 4619 East Washington St. Free with paid museum admission. CONTACT: LAURA ANDREW, (602) 495-0901 or laura.andrew@phoenix.gov.

MARCH 14: (7 pm)
^^Lecture: “The Megalithic Temples and Tombs of Malta: Early Religion and Ritual in the Mediterranean, 3,600 BC to 2500 BC, by Todd Bostwick.” Sponsored by the AAS, Phoenix Chapter. PGM, 4619 E. Washington St. FREE. CONTACT: ELLIE LARGE, (480) 461-0563 or elarge@cox.net.

MARCH 16: (10 am – 10:45 am)
^^*Tour: Behind the Scenes Tour. Sponsored by PGM. Join staff 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. This is a first-come, first-serve tour. Space is limited. When you arrive, please sign up at the front desk to reserve your spot. Appropriate for older children. PGM, 4619 East Washington St. $5 additional with paid museum admission. CONTACT: LAURA ANDREW, (602) 495-0901 or laura.andrew@phoenix.gov.

Waddell

EVERY DAY IN MARCH: (6 am – 8 pm)
^^*Hike: Self-Guided Hike on Waterfall Trail. Sponsored by Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department. This 1.8 mile round-trip hike includes numerous petroglyphs and leads to a waterfall area, where rain runoff cascades over 100 feet into a natural “tank” catchment area. Interpretative signs along the trail provide information about the cultural and natural history of the area. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring water. Trail is located in Area 6. White Tank Mountain Regional Park, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd. Regular Park entrance fees apply. CONTACT: PARK STAFF, (623) 935-2505 or whitetankpark@mail.maricopa.gov.

Wickenburg

MARCH 6: (9 am – 3 pm)
Tour: Desert Adventure Tour to Peeples and Skull Valleys. Sponsored by DCWM. Self-drive or carpool; lunch on your own at Nichols West in Congress. Pre-registration required. DCWM, 21 N. Frontier St. Cost: $35 for DCWM members; $55 non-members. CONTACT: AMANDA SCHLUETER, (928) 684-2272, ext. 102 or www.reservations@westernmuseum.org.

Northern Arizona

Camp Verde

Fort Verde State Historic Park
MARCH 4:
(10 am - 4 pm)
^^*Display: Mountain Men - Tools of the Trade. Sponsored by ASP. Learn about how Mountain Men were important in opening up new territories, Fort Verde State Historic Park, 125 E. Hollamon St. Regular Park fees apply. CONTACT: SHEILA STUBLER, (928) 567-3275 or sstubler@azstateparks.gov.

MARCH 11: (10 am - 4 pm)
^^*Display: Military Medics during the Indian Wars Period. Sponsored by ASP. Learn about early Frontier Army medical tools and equipment used by medics, Fort Verde State Historic Park, 125 E. Hollamon St. Regular Park fees apply. CONTACT: SHEILA STUBLER, (928) 567-3275 or sstubler@azstateparks.gov.

MARCH 18: (10 am)
^^*Presentation: Vintage Baseball. Sponsored by ASP. Com-e cheer on vintage baseball players as they play a series of vintage baseball games. Fort Verde State Historic Park, 125 E. Hollamon St. Regular Park fees apply. CONTACT: SHEILA STUBLER, (928) 567-3275 or sstubler@azstateparks.gov or www.azstateparks.com.

MARCH 18: (10 am – 4 pm)
^^*Display: Ancient Indian Technology. Sponsored by ASP. Learn about ancient Indian technology as well as the history of the Fort. Fort Verde State Historic Park, 125 E. Hollamon St. Regular Park fees apply. CONTACT: SHEILA STUBLER, (928) 567-3275 or sstubler@azstateparks.gov or www.azstateparks.com.

Verde Valley Archaeology Center
MARCH 18 & 19:
(10 am - 4 pm)
^^*Program: Verde Valley Archaeology Fair. Sponsored by the VVAC. The Fair will feature displays and a variety of archaeological related lectures, films, demonstrations and classes, as well as Native American arts. Camp Verde Community Center, 395 S. Main St. FREE. CONTACT: KEN ZOLL, (928) 567-0066 or center@verdevalleyarchaeology.org.

 

Clarkdale

MARCH 20: (1 pm)
*Hike and Presentation: Tuzigoot Pueblo. Sponsored by NPS. Join NPS archaeologists who will provide a history of Tuzigoot Pueblo and answer frequently asked questions. Participants will walk around Tuzigoot Pueblo, approximately ½ mile. Tuzigoot National Monument Visitor Center, 25 W. Tuzigoot Rd. Free with paid admission to the Park. CONTACT: MATT GUEBARD, (928) 554-5086 or matt_guebard@nps.gov.

Flagstaff

MARCH 11: (1 pm ­– 5 pm)
Hike: Tour of New Caves Crater Archaeological Site. Sponsored by CNF. Join CNF archaeologists on a visit to New Caves Crater archaeological site, one of the latest Sinagua settlements in the Flagstaff region. CNF archaeologists will provide an overview of the site and a discussion of Pre-Contact settlement trends in and around Flagstaff. Travel will be on pavement for approximately 6 miles, followed by 1 mile of maintained dirt road. High clearance vehicles are not required, but highly recommended. Wear sturdy footwear and bring water. The hike is short, less than 1 mile, but very steep. A moderate level of fitness is required for this trip. Reservations required; limited to 15 people. Flagstaff Ranger Station, 5075 N. Hwy 89. FREE. CONTACT: JEREMY HAINES, (928) 527-8261 or jhaines@fs.fed.us.

MARCH 11: (2pm - 4 pm)
^^*Program: Archaeology Day. Sponsored by the Museum of Northern Arizona. Explore prehistoric Southwestern cultures by learning to use prehistoric hunting tools, examining artifacts, creating pictographs, and participating in hands-on demonstrations. Museum of Northern Arizona, 3100 N. Fort Valley Rd. Regular entrance fees apply. CONTACT: JENNIFER GLENNON, (928) 774-5211, ext. 222 or discovery@musnaz.org.

MARCH 25: (9 am – Noon)
Hike: Tour of Turkey Tanks Archaeological District. Sponsored by CNF. Explore the prehistoric and historic archaeology at Turkey Tanks. Join CNF archaeologists on a field visit to a place pivotal to both the prehistoric Sinagua and early Euro-American explorers and settlers of the Flagstaff area. The tour will require driving approximately 15 miles on pavement, followed by 1 mile of unmaintained dirt road. High clearance vehicles are recommended. Wear sturdy footwear and bring water. A moderate level of fitness is required for this trip. Reservations required; limited to 15 people. Flagstaff Ranger Station, 5075 N. Hwy 89. FREE. CONTACT: JEREMY HAINES, (928) 527-8261 or jhaines@fs.fed.us.

MARCH 25: (7 pm)
^^*Lecture: “Forest Changes Through Time: A Photographic Journey, by Neil Weintraub.” Sponsored by ASP. Join KNF archaeologist Neil Weintraub as he discusses a series of historic photographs that were recently rephotographed to demonstrate the changes that have taken place in the forests in northern Arizona. Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, 409 W. Riordan Rd. FREE. CONTACT: ASP Staff, (928) 779-4395.

Flagstaff Area National Monuments

MARCH 8: (6 pm ­– 7:30 pm)
*Hike: Ranger Cabin Hike. Sponsored by the NPS. Join an NPS archaeologist to see the Monument’s first visitor center. Bring water, comfortable walking shoes, warm clothes, and a modern day lantern. Walnut Canyon Visitor Center, 3 Walnut Canyon Rd. From Flagstaff, travel east on Interstate 40; take Exit 204 south, and drive another 3 miles. Limited to a maximum of 15 people, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Regular entrance fees apply. CONTACT: IAN HOUGH, (928) 526-1157, ext. 233 or Ian_Hough@nps.gov.

MARCH 14: (1 pm ­– 3 pm)
*Hike: Sunset Crater Historic Sites. Sponsored by the NPS. Join a Ranger for a fascinating discovery hike of historic archaeological sites in Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. Bring water, comfortable walking shoes, and warm clothes. Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Visitor Center, 6082 Sunset Crater Road. Regular entrance fees apply. CONTACT: IAN HOUGH, (928) 526-1157, ext. 233 or Ian_Hough@nps.gov.

MARCH 18: (12 pm ­– 4 pm)
* Demonstrations: Archaeology Day at Wupatki Pueblo. Sponsored by NPS. Join NPS staff for a fun-filled day of archaeology. Come experience what it is like to be an archaeologist and learn how they survey and use photography to understand and record the past. Hands-on activities will include a simulated archaeological survey to look for artifacts, a view of Wupatki Pueblo through time, a photograph scavenger hunt, and throwing a spear with an atlatl. Wupatki National Monument Visitor Center, 25137 N. Wupatki Loop Rd. Regular entrance fees apply. CONTACT: IAN HOUGH, (928) 526-1157, ext. 233 or Ian_Hough@nps.gov.

MARCH 25: (12 pm ­– 4 pm)
* Demonstrations: Stabilization of Archaeological Buildings. Sponsored by NPS. Join NPS archaeologists at the Walnut Canyon Visitor Center and experience how archaeologists protect archaeological buildings through preservation. Archaeologists will demonstrate how and why we stabilize archaeological buildings. Hands-on activities will include mixing and working with mortar, building demonstration walls, and a stabilization simulation. Walnut Canyon Visitor Center, 3 Walnut Canyon Rd. Travel east on Interstate 40; take Exit 204 south and drive another 3 miles. Regular entrance fees apply. CONTACT: WALNUT CANYON VISITOR CENTER, (928) 526-1157, ext. 233 or Ian_Hough@nps.gov.

MARCH 30: (1 pm ­– 3 pm)
* Hike: Backcountry Tour of Wupatki National Monument. Sponsored by NPS. Join an archaeologist for a guided hike into the backcountry of Wupatki National Monument to view ancestral pueblos, agricultural fields, and other agricultural features. The Park archaeologist will describe the agricultural practices used in the northern Southwest, and engage visitors in a discussion about the ways in which people were able to thrive in this arid environment. Will meet at Visitor Center and drive to location where hike will begin. Wupatki National Monument Visitor Center, 25137 N. Wupatki Loop Rd. Regular entrance fees apply. CONTACT: IAN HOUGH, (928) 526-1157, ext. 233 or Ian_Hough@nps.gov.

Fredonia Area

MARCH 11: (1 pm – 3pm)
*Hike: Mu’uputs Canyon – Paiute History and Lifeways. Sponsored by the NPS. Join a Park Ranger on this two-mile, moderate-difficulty hike into scenic Mu’uputs Canyon on the Kaibab Paiute Reservation to visit two petroglyph sites. This hike takes place in cooperation with the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians on the Kaibab Indian Reservation. Participants should dress in layers, wear comfortable hiking shoes, and carry water and snacks. 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). There will be a $10 per person tribal use fee (free for 15 years and younger). This fee is in addition to the $7 per person Monument entrance fee (Interagency annual, Senior, and Access passes accepted), if hikers wish to also visit the Monument. Reservations strongly recommended as space is limited. CONTACT: KAITLYN THOMAS, 928-643-7105 or kaitlyn_thomas@nps.gov.

MARCH 26: (9 am – Noon)
*Hike: Powell Marker. Sponsored by the NPS. Join a Park Ranger on a strenuous 3 mile round-trip hike that climbs approximately 800 feet to the top of the Vermillion Cliffs to one of the USGS survey triangulation stations. This hike takes place largely on the Kaibab Paiute Indian Reservation and is offered in cooperation with the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians. Hike is limited to 20 people. Participants should dress in layers, wear comfortable hiking shoes, and carry water and snacks. 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). A tribal fee of $10 will apply (free for 15 years and younger) in addition to the Monument entrance fee of $7 per person, or entrance with a NPS Park pass, if hikers wish to also visit the Monument. Reservations strongly recommended as space is limited. CONTACT: KAITLYN THOMAS, 928-643-7105 or kaitlyn_thomas@nps.gov.

Holbrook - Petrified Forest National Park

Additional Archaeology Awareness Month activities may be offered at Petrified Forest National Park as scheduling allows. For the latest information, see www.nps.gov/pefro/planyourvisit/guidedtours.htm.

DAILY THROUGHOUT MARCH: (10 am – 4 pm)
^^*Exhibit: “10,000 + Years of Human History on the Petrified National Forest.” Sponsored by NPS. Come enjoy this interesting exhibit located at Puerco Pueblo in the PNFP. PFNP 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. Entrance fees apply. CONTACT: BILL REITZE, (928) 524-6228, ext. 268 or william.reitze@nps.gov.

DAILY THROUGHOUT MARCH: (10 am – 4 pm)
^^*Exhibit: Painted Desert Inn History. Sponsored by NPS. Enjoy an exhibit that showcases the history of PFNP. PFNP 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. Reservations required; limited to 15 people. Entrance fees apply. CONTACT: BILL REITZE, (928) 524-6228, ext. 268 or william_reitze@nps.gov.

DAILY THROUGHOUT MARCH: (10 am – 4 pm)
^^*Cultural Demonstrations. Sponsored by NPS. A cultural demonstrator with ancestral ties to the area will share engaging skills and traditions. Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark, 27 miles east of Holbrook. Take exit 311 off I-40, drive 2 miles into PFNP (north end of the park). Entrance fees apply. CONTACT: KIP WOOLFORD, (928) 524-6228, ext. 273 or kip_woolford@nps.gov.

MARCH 4, 11, 18 & 25: (10 am)
^^*Hike: Puerco Pueblo Walk. Sponsored by NPS. Join a Ranger to explore an ancestral Puebloan village. Appropriate for ages 8+. Bring appropriate shoes, hat, sunscreen, and lots of water. Meet the Ranger at the Puerco Pueblo trailhead. This easy hike is 0.3-miles in length on a paved loop. Immediately following, an additional 0.5-miles walk on a dirt road will occur for those interested in seeing additional petroglyphs. Allow 45 minutes for the pueblo tour, and another 60 minutes for the petroglyph tour. PFNP 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. Entrance fees apply. CONTACT: SARAH HERVE, (928) 524-6228, ext. 264 or sarah_herve@nps.gov.

MARCH 8 and 22: (10 am)
^^*Hike: Historic Route 66. Sponsored by NPS. This is the only National Park with a portion of Route 66 within its boundaries! Enjoy a moderate, two-mile round trip hike along an old roadbed portion of the “Mother Road” to learn about its important history. Bring appropriate shoes, hat, sunscreen, and lots of water. Appropriate for ages 8+ if they can comfortably walk the distances. Have a full tank of gas to caravan out to the start of the hike. No reservations required. Meet at the Route 66 pullout (north end of the Park), 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. CONTACT: BILL REITZE, (928) 524-6228, ext. 268 or william_reitze@nps.gov.

MARCH 16: (10 am)
^^*Hike: McCreery Pueblo. Sponsored by NPS. Hike to an 800-year-old great kiva, at the McCreery Pueblo, an archaeology site that is normally closed to the public. Hike is about 1.6 miles round trip on varied, uneven terrain. Appropriate for children 8+ if they can comfortably hike the distance. Bring hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and water. Reservations required; limited to 15 people. 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 Painted Desert Visitor Center, then caravan via private vehicles to the hike site. Entrance fee applies. CONTACT: BILL REITZE, (928) 524-6228, ext. 268 or william_reitze@nps.gov.

Rimrock

MARCH 15: (1 pm)
^^* Hike: Montezuma Well. Sponsored by the NPS. Join an NPS Ranger as he provides a history of the Park and answers frequently asked questions. Hike is approximately 1 mile on paved trails. Bring walking shoes, hat, and sunscreen. Meet at Montezuma Well Contact Station, Montezuma Well, 5525 Beaver Creek Rd. FREE. CONTACT: KRYSTINA ISSAC, (928) 567-3322 or krystina_isaac@nps.gov.

MARCH 25 & 26: (9:30 am – 3 pm)
^^* Program: V Bar V Archaeology Discovery Day. Sponsored by CNF. Demonstrations include making fire by friction, weaving yucca, agave, and cotton fibers, making and firing pottery, throwing spears with atlatls, grinding corn, and a mountain man camp. Bring walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and snacks. Located at the V Bar V Heritage Site. From I-17, take exit 298 (Hwy. 179) and turn southwest for 2.5 miles; go past the Beaver Creek Work Center and Beaver Creek Day Use Site, over the bridge, and turn right into the V Bar V driveway. Red Rock Pass or equivalent entrance fee required per vehicle. CONTACT: TERRILYN GREEN, (928) 203-2909 or tgreen01@fs.fed.us.

MARCH 27: (1 pm)
^^* Hike and Presentation: Montezuma Castle and Castle A Sites. Sponsored by NPS. Join NPS Archaeologists as they provide a history of the Park and answer frequently asked questions. Hike is approximately ¼ of a mile on a paved trail. Bring walking shoes, hat, and sunscreen. Meet at the Visitor Center. Montezuma Castle National Monument, 2800 Montezuma Castle Rd. Free with paid admission to the Park. CONTACT: MATT GUEBARD, (928) 554-5086 or matt_guebard@nps.gov.

Sedona

MARCH 3: (10 am – 2 pm)
^^* Demonstrations: Ancient Technologies. Sponsored by CNF, Red Rock Ranger District. Learn how people made fire by friction and a wide array of prehistoric jewelry- making techniques. Demonstrations will be outside on the front porch, so wear a warm jacket depending on the weather. Visitor Center, Red Rock Ranger Station, 8375 State Route 179, one mile south of the Village of Oak Creek. FREE. CONTACT: CANDACE MARK, (928) 203-2902 or clmark@fs.fed.us.

Springerville

MONDAYS THROUGH SATURDAYS THROUGHOUT MARCH: (call for times)
^^* Displays: Casa Malpais Museum and Archaeological Park. Museum features displays of prehistoric artifacts from the Casa Malpais Pueblo archaeological site, a National Historic Landmark. Casa Malpais Museum and Archaeological Park – Springerville Heritage Center, 418 E. Main St. FREE. CONTACT: CASA MALPAIS MUSEUM, (928) 333-5375 or casa@springervilleaz.gov.

MARCH 4: (1 pm)
^^*Movie: “Chocolate – Pathway to the Gods”. Sponsored by the Casa Malpais Museum and Archaeological Park. Casa Malpais Museum and Archaeological Park – Springerville Heritage Center, Udall-Johnson Room, 418 E. Main St. FREE. CONTACT: LYNETTE CROSS, (928) 333-5375 or lcross@springervilleaz.gov.

MARCH 18: (2 pm)
^^* Lecture: “Sheep Ranchers and Herders of Arizona, by Barbara Jaquay.” Sponsored by Casa Malpais Museum and Archaeological Park and Arizona Humanities Council. Casa Malpais Museum and Archaeological Park – Springerville Heritage Center, Udall Johnson Room, 418 East Main St. FREE. CONTACT: LYNETTE CROSS, (928) 333-5375 or lcross@springervilleaz.gov.

Williams

MARCH 2, 9, 16, and 23: (6:30 pm)
^^* Lectures: TBD, by Neil Weintraub. Sponsored by the KNF, Williams Ranger District. Speaker Neil Weintraub, KNF Archaeologist, will discuss various topics related to the archaeology on the Forest. To order food ahead of time, call (928) 635-0777. Limited seating; call for reservations. For more specific information on the lectures topics, see KNF website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/kaibab. Mills Café 326, 326 West Route 66. FREE. CONTACT: WILLIAMS RANGER DISTRICT, (928) 635-5600 or nweintraub@fs.fed.us.

MARCH 4, 11, 18 & 25: (2 pm)
* Hike: Prehistoric Petroglyphs at Keyhole Sink. Sponsored by the KNF. Archaeologist will lead educational hikes to the Keyhole Sink Petroglyph site. The hike is an approximately 3/4-mile walk each way, and the terrain is rocky and can be muddy. Wear cold and wet weather apparel, appropriate hiking shoes, hat, and sunscreen; also bring water. Be prepared to get wet as a waterfall often cascades off the lava flow requiring crossing in ankle-deep water to access the petroglyphs. From Flagstaff, take I-40 west to Exit 178, turn right at top of ramp and then left on to Rt. 66. Drive east on Rt. 66 about 2 miles to the Oak Hill Snow Picnic Area. From Williams, drive east on I-10 to Exit 171, and at top of ramp make a right then another right onto Rt. 66. Drive east on Rt. 66 about 2 miles to the Oak Hill Snow Play Area. Reservations required. FREE. CONTACT: WILLIAMS RANGER DISTRICT, (928) 635-5600 or nweintraub@fs.fed.us.

Winslow

MARCH 4 & 25: (10 am)
* Guided Tours: Homolovi II Ancestral Hopi Pueblo. Sponsored by ASP, Homolovi State Park and the Hopi Tribe. Join a Ranger and explore a late 14th century Hopi Pueblo. For this tour, dress in layers, and bring water, snacks, and appropriate hiking gear. Weather permitting. A portion of the tour is accessible via wheelchair. Call ahead to make reservations and to be informed about winter driving conditions. Reservations recommended; limited to 20 people. Homolovi State Park Visitor Center, HRC 63, 1.35 miles north of Interstate 40, Exit 257; take State Route 87 North to Park. Regular entrance fees apply. CONTACT: KENN EVANS, (928) 289-4106 or kke2@azstateparks.gov.

MARCH 11: (10 am)
*Tour: Historic Sunset Cemetery. Sponsored by ASP, Homolovi State Park and the Hopi Tribe. Join a Ranger for guided tours of a Mormon cemetery (1876-1888) that is all that remains of the five United Order Settlements of the early Latter Day Saints Church in Homolovi State Park. All tours will leave from the Visitor Center Museum. Tours follow a gentle, approximately 1/2-mile trail. Bring water, hat, sunscreen, hiking shoes and dress for the weather (weather is usually cool and windy); weather permitting. Reservations recommended; limited to 15 people. Call ahead to make reservations and to be informed about winter driving conditions. Homolovi State Park Visitor Center, HRC 63, 1.35 miles north of Interstate 40, Exit 257; take State Route 87 North to Park. Regular entrance fees apply. CONTACT: KENN EVANS, (928) 289-4106 or kke2@azstateparks.gov.

MARCH 18: (6 pm)
^^* Demonstration: Star Party – Homolovi State Park Observatory. Sponsored by ASP, Homolovi State Park and the Hopi Tribe. Join a Ranger and explore the night sky of northern Arizona. Enjoy a short presentation about archaeoastronomy. Weather permitting. Call ahead to make reservations and to be informed about winter driving conditions. Reservations recommended. Homolovi State Park Visitor Center, HRC 63, 1.35 miles north of Interstate 40, Exit 257; take State Route 87 North to Park. Regular entrance fees apply. CONTACT: KENN EVANS, (928) 289-4106 or kke2@azstateparks.gov.

Southern Arizona

Green Valley

March 4: (9 am - 3pm)
Heritage Fair at Historic Canoa Ranch.  Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation. Exhibits, antiques and collectibles, fine art and crafts, local food and drink. Last day to view the special exhibit “When Bronc Riders Wore Lipstick”. All ages welcome. Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley 85622. Free. CONTACT: www.pima.gov/nrprCanoaRanch@pima.gov or 520-724-5220.

March 7: (9 am - 10:30am and 11am - 12:30pm)
Tour of Historic Canoa Ranch. Sponsored by Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation. Join a walking tour of the Canoa Ranch headquarters. Visit the historic buildings and corrals and enjoy the special exhibits of the people of Canoa. All ages welcome. Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley 85622. Free. CONTACT: www.pima.gov/nrprCanoaRanch@pima.gov or 520-724-5220.

March 8: (9 am - 10am)
Anza Tour at Historic Canoa Ranch. Sponsored by Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation. Learn about Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza and the group of Spanish colonial settlers who made their first stop at Canoa Ranch, in 1775, as they began an epic 1200-mile journey from Sonora, New Spain to colonize the Online registration required port of what is now San Francisco. A 5-mile segment of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail extends through Historic Canoa Ranch. Free. Online registration required. CONTACT: www.pima.gov/nrprCanoaRanch@pima.gov or 520-724-5220.

March 11: (9 am - 10:30am and 11am - 12:30pm)
Tour of Historic Canoa Ranch. Sponsored by Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation. Join a walking tour of the Canoa Ranch headquarters. Visit the historic buildings and corrals and enjoy the special exhibits of the people of Canoa. All ages welcome. Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley 85622. Free. CONTACT: www.pima.gov/nrprCanoaRanch@pima.gov or 520-724-5220.

March 14: (9 am - 10:30am and 11am - 12:30pm)
Tour of Historic Canoa Ranch. Sponsored by Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation. Join a walking tour of the Canoa Ranch headquarters. Visit the historic buildings and corrals and enjoy the special exhibits of the people of Canoa. All ages welcome. Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley 85622. Free. CONTACT: www.pima.gov/nrprCanoaRanch@pima.gov or 520-724-5220.

March 18: (9 am - 10:30am and 11am - 12:30pm)
Tour of Historic Canoa Ranch. Sponsored by Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation. Join a walking tour of the Canoa Ranch headquarters. Visit the historic buildings and corrals and enjoy the special exhibits of the people of Canoa. All ages welcome. Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley 85622. Free. CONTACT: www.pima.gov/nrpr, CanoaRanch@pima.gov or 520-724-5220.

March 21: (9 am - 10:30am and 11am - 12:30pm)
Tour of Historic Canoa Ranch. Sponsored by Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation. Join a walking tour of the Canoa Ranch headquarters. Visit the historic buildings and corrals and enjoy the special exhibits of the people of Canoa. All ages welcome. Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley 85622. Free. CONTACT: www.pima.gov/nrpr, CanoaRanch@pima.gov or 520-724-5220.

March 22: (9 am - 10am)
Anza Tour at Historic Canoa Ranch. Sponsored by Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation. Learn about Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza and the group of Spanish colonial settlers who made their first stop at Canoa Ranch, in 1775, as they began an epic 1200-mile journey from Sonora, New Spain to colonize the Online registration required port of what is now San Francisco. A 5-mile segment of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail extends through Historic Canoa Ranch. Free. Online registration required. CONTACT: www.pima.gov/nrprCanoaRanch@pima.gov or 520-724-5220.

March 25: (9 am - 10:30am and 11am - 12:30pm)
Tour of Historic Canoa Ranch. Sponsored by Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation. Join a walking tour of the Canoa Ranch headquarters. Visit the historic buildings and corrals and enjoy the special exhibits of the people of Canoa. All ages welcome. Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley 85622. Free. CONTACT: www.pima.gov/nrpr, CanoaRanch@pima.gov or 520-724-5220.

March 28: (9 am - 10:30am and 11am - 12:30pm)
Tour of Historic Canoa Ranch. Sponsored by Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation. Join a walking tour of the Canoa Ranch headquarters. Visit the historic buildings and corrals and enjoy the special exhibits of the people of Canoa. All ages welcome. Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley 85622. Free. CONTACT: www.pima.gov/nrpr, CanoaRanch@pima.gov or 520-724-5220.

Oro Valley

MARCH 11: (9 am to Noon)
^^Demonstrations: Hands-on Archaeology. Sponsored by Archaeology Southwest. Explore a replica Hohokam pit house and watch archaeologist Allen Denoyer employ ancient technology to create chipped stone tools, and much more! Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Rd. FREE. CONTACT: ALLEN DENOYER, (520) 882-6946 or allen@archaeologysouthwest.org.

Sierra Vista

March 4: (9 am)
Tour: Presidio of Santa Cruz de Terrenate. Sponsored by Friends of San Pedro River. Joins the Friends as they lead a tour of this historic Spanish Fort on the banks of the San Pedro River. The tour will examine the ruins of the Fort and describe the dramatic events that led to its abandonment in 1780. The 3.5-mile hour tour includes an easy three-mile, round-trip hike. Wear appropriate clothing, a hat, walking shoes, and bring water. Meet at Terrenate Trailhead on In Balance Road, north of Highway 82 between Whetstone and Tombstone. FREE. CONTACT: RON STEWART, 520-459-2555 or www.sanpedroriver.org.

March 11: (9 am)
Tour: Murray Springs Clovis Mammoth Kill Site. Sponsored by Friends of San Pedro River. Join the Friends as they lead a tour of this famous archaeological site at which Vance Haynes discovered and studied the remains of a Clovis Paleoindian Mammoth kill site that dates back nearly 13,000 years. The tour will visit the site of the excavation and discuss the cultural adaptation of the Clovis big-game hunters. This 2.5-hour tour entails an easy 1- mile walk. Dress for weather and wear walking shoes, a hat, and bring water. Meet at the Murray Springs parking lot, located on Moson Rd., just north of Hwy 90, about 10 miles east of Sierra Vista. FREE. CONTACT: RON STEWART, 520-459-2555 or www.sanpedroriver.org.

March 11: (11 am)
Tour: Historic Empire Ranch. Sponsored by Empire Ranch Foundation. Join the Foundation as they lead a tour of the historic Empire Ranch. The tour will discuss the history of this Arizona ranch and examine the buildings at the site. This is a 1.5 hour tour. Wear appropriate clothing, walking shoes, a hat, and bring water. Meet at the Visitor Contact Station, west of the house. From I-10 east of Tucson, take State Route 83 south toward Sonotia. After 18 miles, look for the “Empire Ranch Historic Site” sign, turn left and follow the paved road for 2.5 miles to a sign for “Empire Ranch Headquarters.” Follow the road around the ranch house and park. FREE. CONTACT: Bobbie Young, 888-364-2829 or http://www.empireranchfoundation.org/.

March 11: (1:00 pm)
^^Lecture: “Historical Perceptions of Landscape: Naming the San Pedro River and Adjacent Mountains,” by Deni Seymour. Sponsored by Friends of San Pedro River. Learn how the San Pedro was named, how the Santa Cruz River got its name from the modern San Pedro, and how names of adjacent mountain ranges have evolved through time. New research provides the basis for a fascinating story of changing conceptions and names of terrain attributes through time. Maps and name changes illustrate how landscape reflects political realities, military objectives, relative familiarity, and understanding of how the natural world fit into the historical world from O’odham and Spanish times through the 1800s. Meet in the picnic area of the Coronado National Memorial. South of Sierra Vista off of Hwy 92. FREE. CONTACT: RON STEWART, 520-459-2555 or www.sanpedroriver.org.

March 18: (9 am)
Hike: Clanton Ranch. Sponsored by Friends of San Pedro River. Join the Friends as they lead a tour to the site of the Clanton’s cattle ranch on the San Pedro River. The Clantons are famous in the lore of the Old West and their conflict with the Earps in Tombstone. The 3.5- hour tour includes an easy, three-mile, round-trip hike. Wear appropriate clothing, hat, walking shoes, and bring water. Meet at the Escapule Wash parking area. Escapule Rd, just south of Charleston Rd, about 10 miles NE of Sierra Vista. FREE. CONTACT: RON STEWART, 520-459-2555 or www.sanpedroriver.org.

March 25: (9 am)
Tour: Fairbank Historic Townsite. Sponsored by Friends of the San Pedro River. Join the Friends at they lead a tour of the historic Fairbank Townsite. The tour will discuss the history of this Arizona railroad town, examine the buildings remaining at the site, and visit the town cemetery. This 2.5 hour tour entails an easy 1.5 mile walk. Wear appropriate clothing, walking shoes, a hat, and bring water. Meet at the Fairbank Schoolhouse, located off of Hwy 80 between Whetstone and Tombstone. FREE. CONTACT: RON STEWART, 520-459-2555 or www.sanpedroriver.org.

March 25: (11 am)
Tour: Historic Empire Ranch. Sponsored by Empire Ranch Foundation. Join the Foundation as they lead a tour of the historic Empire Ranch. The tour will discuss the history of this Arizona ranch and examine the buildings at the site. This is a 1.5 hour tour. Wear appropriate clothing, walking shoes, a hat, and bring water. Meet at the Visitor Contact Station, west of the house. From I-10 east of Tucson, take State Route 83 south toward Sonotia. After 18 miles, look for the “Empire Ranch Historic Site” sign, turn left and follow the paved road for 2.5 miles to a sign for “Empire Ranch Headquarters.” Follow the road around the ranch house and park. FREE. CONTACT: Bobbie Young, 888-364-2829 or http://www.empireranchfoundation.org/.

Tucson

EVERY SUNDAY IN MARCH: (TBD)
*Tour: Romero Ruins Adventure Walk. Sponsored by ASP. Romero Ruins is a multicomponent site that includes a Hohokam village dating from approximately AD 500 to 1450, as well as the remnants of the historic Francisco Romero Ranch. Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd. Contact park for specific times. Regular entrance fees apply. CONTACT: JACK McCABE, (520) 628-5798 or jmccabe@azstateparks.gov.

MARCH 4: (9 am - Noon)
^^ *Demonstration: Arrowhead Making and Flintknapping Workshop. Sponsored by OPAC. Learn how to make arrowheads, spear points, and other flaked stone artifacts. Flintknapping expert Sam Greenleaf provides participants with hands-on experience. Limited to 8 people. Reservations required by March 12. OPAC, 2201 W 44th St. $35 per person ($28 for OPAC members and PGM Auxiliary members). CONTACT: ALLEN DART, (520) 798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.

MARCH 4: (11 am - Noon)
Historic Tour of Agua Caliente Park. Sponsored by Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation. Enjoy a guided walk around the lush grounds and historic buildings of Agua Caliente Park and gain insights into the rich farming and ranching history of the site. All ages welcome. Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749. Free. CONTACT: www.pima.gov/nrpr,eeducation@pima.gov or 520-615-7855.

MARCH 6: (Noon – 3:30 pm)
^^ Lecture and Tour of the WACC: “Salt Trail Investigations, by T. J. Ferguson.” Sponsored by NPS. T. J. Ferguson discusses the Salt Trail investigations at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Tour of WACC is approximately two hours and features collections from more than 70 National Parks and Monuments in the Western US. Bring lunch. Tour size is limited and reservations are required; call for more information. Western Archaeological Conservation Center, 255 N. Commerce Park Lp. FREE. CONTACT: SHELBY GARDNER, (520) 791-6416 or WACC_information@nps.gov.

MARCH 7: (Noon – 3:30 pm)
Lecture and Tour of the WACC: “Guevavi Mission Archaeology and Tumacacori National Historic Park, by Homer Thiel.” Sponsored by NPS. Homer Thiel discusses the archaeology of Guevavi Mission and Tumacacori National Historic Park. Tour of WACC is approximately two hours and features collections from more than 70 National Parks and Monuments in the Western US. Bring lunch. Tour size is limited and reservations are required; call for more information. Western Archaeological Conservation Center, 255 N. Commerce Park Lp. FREE. CONTACT: SHELBY GARDNER, (520) 791-6416 or WACC_information@nps.gov.

MARCH 7: (Noon – 3:30 pm)
^^ Lecture: Archaeology Cafe.” Sponsored by Archaeology Southwest. For more information, please see our website at www.archaeologysouthwest.org. Seating is open and unreserved, but limited. Share tables and make new friends! Please support our hosts by ordering refreshments from the menu. Casa Vicente, 375 S. Stone Ave. FREE. CONTACT: KATE GANN, (520) 882-6946, ext. 16 or kate@archaeologysouthwest.org.

MARCH 7: (7 pm)
^^ Lecture: “Contributions to Knowledge: Homol’ovi Research Collections at ASM, by Charles Adams.” Sponsored by ASM. Speaker Charles Adams will address contributions from ASM-supported archaeological research at the 14th century ancestral Hopi villages of Homol’ovi. ASM, Center for English as Second Language Building, one building east of ASM North. 1013 E. University Blvd. FREE. CONTACT: DARLENE LIZARRAGA, (520) 626-8381, or dfl@email.arizona.edu.

MARCH 8: (Noon – 3:30 pm)
^^ Lecture and Tour of WACC: “Tuzigoot National Monument, by Matt Guebard.” Sponsored by NPS. Matt Guebard discusses recent investigations at Tuzigoot National Monument. Tour of WACC is approximately two hours and features collections from more than 70 National Parks and Monuments in the Western US. Bring lunch. Tour size is limited and reservations are required; call for more information. Western Archaeological Conservation Center, 255 N. Commerce Park Lp. FREE. CONTACT: SHELBY GARDNER, (520) 791-6416 or WACC_information@nps.gov.

MARCH 9: (Noon – 3:30 pm)
^^ Lecture and Tour of WACC: “Fort Bowie National Historic Park, by Larry Ludwig and Matt Guebard.” Sponsored by NPS. Larry Ludwig and Matt Guebard discuss recent investigations at Fort Bowie National Park. Tour of WACC is approximately two hours and features collections from more than 70 National Parks and Monuments in the Western US. Bring lunch. Tour size is limited and reservations are required; call for more information. Western Archaeological Conservation Center, 255 N. Commerce Park Lp. FREE. CONTACT: SHELBY GARDNER, (520) 791-6416 or WACC_information@nps.gov.

MARCH 10: (Noon - 3:30 pm)
^^ Lecture and Tour: “Casa Grande National Monument, by Chris Caseldine.” Sponsored by NPS. Chris Caseldine discusses Hohokam archaeology and recent investigations at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Tour is approximately two hours and features collections from more than 70 National Parks and Monuments in the Western US. Bring lunch. Tour size is limited and reservations are required; call for more information. Western Archaeological Conservation Center, 255 N. Commerce Park Lp. FREE. CONTACT: SHELBY GARDNER, (520) 791-6416 or WACC_information@nps.gov.

MARCH 11: (11 am - 3 pm)
^^*Open House: Behind the Scenes Tour. Sponsored by ASM. Meet museum professionals as you go behind the scenes into climate-controlled storerooms and see southwestern Indian pottery and basketry. Visit laboratories and learn about research facilitated by ASM. ASM, 1013 E. University Blvd. FREE. CONTACT: DARLENE LIZARRAGA, (520) 626-8381, or dfl@email.arizona.edu.

MARCH 16: (6 pm – 8:30 pm)
^^*Lecture: “Ancient Southwestern Native American Pottery, by Al Dart.” Sponsored by the OPAC. Featuring a presentation by archaeologist Al Dart who will show and discuss Native American pottery styles that characterized specific eras in the Southwest prior to AD 1450. Guests may select and purchase food from the restaurant’s menu. Reservations are required by 5 pm on March 15 due to limited space. ULike Asian Buffet Restaurant, 330 S. Wilmot Rd. FREE. CONTACT: ALLEN DART, (520) 798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.

MARCH 18: (9 am – 10 am)
^^*Tour: Vista Del Rio Archaeological Site. Sponsored by OPAC. Visit a Hohokam village site with archaeologist Allen Dart. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring drinking water. Reservations required by March 16. Vista del Rio Cultural Resource Park, 7575 E. Desert Arbors St. FREE. CONTACT: ALLEN DART, (520) 798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.

MARCH 20: (7:30 pm)
^^Lecture:Gambling Dice and Speaking Birds: New Approaches to Ritual Power at Chaco Canyon, by Robert Weiner.” Sponsored by Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society. Robert Weiner will discuss Chaco’s power to draw the labor necessary to construct the monumental Great Houses and roads within the canyon, and Chaco’s influence over a vast region twice the size of Ireland. DuVal Auditorium, Banner University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. FREE. CONTACT: KATHERINE CERINO, (520) 907-0884 or kcerino@gmail.com.

Vail

MONTH OF MARCH: (9 am ­– 5 pm)
*Hike: Self-Guided Hike on Archeology Trail. Sponsored by Colossal Cave Mountain Park. This hike follows the “Path of the Ancestors” and is less than one mile in length; the terrain and slope are mild. Includes interpretive signs and recreated archaeology sites. Water is not available along the trail, but food and water can be purchased at the HQ building at the trailhead. Wear comfortable walking shoes, and dress appropriately for the cool weather. Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Tr. Exit 279 off I-10. A $5 parking fee will apply. CONTACT: LAUREN HOHL, (520) 647-7275 or lhohl@colossalcave.com.

Eastern Arizona

Globe/Roosevelt

MARCH 18 & 19: (8 am – 4 pm)
*Program: Tonto National Monument Heritage Days. Sponsored by the NPS. Tours of the Lower and Upper cliff dwellings will be offered. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and a hat, and bring water. Demonstrations of crafts and primitive skills will be held on both days. Tonto National Monument, 26260 N. Hwy 188, Roosevelt. From Phoenix, take Hwy 60 east toward Globe; look for signs approaching Hwy 188, turn left and drive 25 miles to the Monument. Or, take the Apache Tr., which is a shorter route, but over a gravel road. From Payson, take Hwy 87 south to Hwy 188 – 17 miles south of Payson; turn left on Hwy 188 and drive 39 miles to the Tonto National Monument. FREE. CONTACT: HILARY CLARK, (928) 467-2241 or hilary_clark@nps.gov.

Show Low

WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS THROUGHOUT MARCH: (10 am – 3 pm)
^^*Program: Model Railroad Exhibits. Sponsored by Show Low Historical Society. Demonstration of Silver Creek railroad exhibit with the engineers running the trains each Wednesday and Saturday. Show Low Historical Society Museum, 561 E. Deuce of Clubs. FREE. CONTACT: CLAIR THOMAS, (928) 532-7115 or showlowmuseum@cableone.net.

For more information about Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month, contact the State Historic Preservation Office, Arizona State Parks, at (602) 542-4009.

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