Old Pueblo Archaeology Center

March 2007

Thursday March 1, 2007: [Winter 2007 public program dates include Thursday March 1 thru Sunday March 4.] Free archaeological site tours or cost “Dig for a Day” at the Yuma Wash ruins site, 7548 N. Silverbell Road. Tours: any time between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., no reservations needed. Free (tours do not include participation in the dig). Digs: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., ages 14 and up, reservations required at least a day ahead. $38 instructional fee or $40 annual membership fee. Free guided tours are offered to the public any time between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. with no advance reservations needed. Or, for an instructional or membership fee and WITH ADVANCE RESERVATIONS persons ages 14 and up can learn about southern Arizona’s ancient cultures by actually digging with archaeologists at the Yuma Wash ruin (in the planned Marana District Park alongside Silverbell Road, about ½-mile north of Ina Road and ½-mile south of Cortaro Road) starting at 8 a.m. and continuing to 2:30 p.m. Participants must bring their own lunch, water, hats, and sunscreen. Only 15 volunteers per day can be accommodated in excavations so call 520-798-1201 at least a day ahead to register for a dig. Advance reservations for dig are required at least a day ahead: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.

Friday March 2, 2007: [Winter 2007 public program dates include Thursday March 1 thru Sunday March 4.]  Free archaeological site tours or cost “Dig for a Day” at the Yuma Wash ruins site, 7548 N. Silverbell Road.  Tours: any time between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., no reservations needed. Free (tours do not include participation in the dig).  Digs: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., ages 14 and up, reservations required at least a day ahead. $38 instructional fee or $40 annual membership fee.  Free guided tours are offered to the public any time between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. with no advance reservations needed. Or, for an instructional or membership fee and WITH ADVANCE RESERVATIONS persons ages 14 and up can learn about southern Arizona’s ancient cultures by actually digging with archaeologists at the Yuma Wash ruin (in the planned Marana District Park alongside Silverbell Road, about ½-mile north of Ina Road and ½-mile south of Cortaro Road) starting at 8 a.m. and continuing to 2:30 p.m. Participants must bring their own lunch, water, hats, and sunscreen. Only 15 volunteers per day can be accommodated in excavations so call 520-798-1201 at least a day ahead to register for a dig.  Advance reservations for dig are required at least a day ahead: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.

Saturday March 3, 2007:  [Winter 2007 public program dates include Thursday March 1 thru Sunday March 4.]  Free archaeological site tours or cost “Dig for a Day” at the Yuma Wash ruins site, 7548 N. Silverbell Road.  Tours: any time between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., no reservations needed. Free (tours do not include participation in the dig).  Digs: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., ages 14 and up, reservations required at least a day ahead. $38 instructional fee or $40 annual membership fee.  Free guided tours are offered to the public any time between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. with no advance reservations needed. Or, for an instructional or membership fee and WITH ADVANCE RESERVATIONS persons ages 14 and up can learn about southern Arizona’s ancient cultures by actually digging with archaeologists at the Yuma Wash ruin (in the planned Marana District Park alongside Silverbell Road, about ½-mile north of Ina Road and ½-mile south of Cortaro Road) starting at 8 a.m. and continuing to 2:30 p.m. Participants must bring their own lunch, water, hats, and sunscreen. Only 15 volunteers per day can be accommodated in excavations so call 520-798-1201 at least a day ahead to register for a dig.  Advance reservations for dig are required at least a day ahead: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.

Sunday March 4, 2007:  Free archaeological site tours or cost “Dig for a Day” at the Yuma Wash ruins site, 7548 N. Silverbell Road.  Tours: any time between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., no reservations needed. Free (tours do not include participation in the dig).  Digs: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., ages 14 and up, reservations required at least a day ahead. $38 instructional fee or $40 annual membership fee.  Free guided tours are offered to the public any time between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. with no advance reservations needed. Or, for an instructional or membership fee and WITH ADVANCE RESERVATIONS persons ages 14 and up can learn about southern Arizona’s ancient cultures by actually digging with archaeologists at the Yuma Wash ruin (in the planned Marana District Park alongside Silverbell Road, about ½-mile north of Ina Road and ½-mile south of Cortaro Road) starting at 8 a.m. and continuing to 2:30 p.m. Participants must bring their own lunch, water, hats, and sunscreen. Only 15 volunteers per day can be accommodated in excavations so call 520-798-1201 at least a day ahead to register for a dig.  Advance reservations for dig are required at least a day ahead: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.

Sunday March 4, 2007: “Arts and Culture of Ancient Southern Arizona Hohokam Indians” free slide-illustrated presentation for Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month in the theatre at Red Rock State Park, 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona. Cosponsored by the Arizona Humanities Council. 2-3 p.m. Free. Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s director, archaeologist Allen Dart, illustrates artifacts, architecture, and other material culture of the ancient Hohokam Indians and items, and discusses archaeological interpretations of how these people tamed the Sonoran Desert for centuries before their culture mysteriously disappeared. Funding for program provided by the Arizona Humanities Council For meeting details contact State Park Ranger Pamela Lane at 928-282-6907 or plane@pr.state.az.us in Sedona; for information about the presentation subject matter contact Allen Dart at Tucson telephone 520-798-1201 or adart@oldpueblo.org.

Wednesday March 7, 2007:  “Tumamoc Hill Archaeology and History” Pima Community College study tour ST143, CRN 70611, study tour via passenger van departing from Pima Community College, 401 N. Bonita Ave., Tucson.  8 a.m. to 3 p.m. $59.  Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s director, archaeologist Allen Dart, leads van tour to ancient Native American trincheras, petroglyphs and agricultural features, and the historic Desert Laboratory on Tucson’s Tumamoc Hill, and nearby to the historic Mission Gardens convento site and lime-burning kilns. Bring a lunch and water.  ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: 520-206-6468 (Pima Community College, Tucson).

Friday March 9, 2007:  “Tumamoc Hill Archaeology and History” departing from southeast parking lot corner of Pima Community College Community Campus, 401 N. Bonita Ave., Tucson.  8 a.m. to 3 p.m. $89 (71.20 for Old Pueblo members).  On this Old Pueblo Archaeology Center-sponsored tour, archaeologist Allen Dart leads this van tour to visit 2,000-year-old Native American trincheras, 1,000-year-old Hohokam petroglyphs and agricultural features, the historic Tucson Desert Laboratory (established by the Carnegie Institution in 1903) on the peak and sides of Tumamoc Hill, plus nearby significant historic sites including the Spanish-Mexican period convento site in Mission Gardens and lime-burning kilns along the Santa Cruz River. Bring a lunch and water.  ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.

Thursday March 15, 2007:  Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursdays” program: ****[Speaker & topic to be arranged] at Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 5100 W. Ina Road Bldg. 8, in the Marana Town Limits, Arizona. 7:30 to 9 p.m Free. ****[Description to be provided later.] No reservations needed. 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.

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