Old Pueblo Archaeology Center

Feb 2007

Saturday February 3, 2007: “The Hohokam Culture: Romero Ruins and the Baby Jesus Ridge Petroglyphs” tour with Dr. Stephen H. Buck, departing from at Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 5100 W. Ina Road Bldg. 7, Tucson-Marana, with carpools to sites. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Fee $69 ($55.20 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members). Carpool tour to Catalina State Park’s Romero Ruin and the Baby Jesus Ridge petroglyphs site near Catalina, Arizona. Romero Ruin includes a prehistoric Hohokam village with two ballcourts, huge middens, and remnants of the historic Romero Ranch that suffered Apache depredations in the late 1800s. Baby Jesus Ridge contains many thousand-year-old Hohokam petroglyphs including the notable “marker petroglyph” rock that may have been manually moved in ancient times to its now prominent location. High clearance vehicles required, plus hiking a flat, 3 to 4-mile, round-trip trail to the petroglyphs through occasional thick scratchy brush. Early dinner/late lunch after tour at a Central American-style restaurant in Catalina (not included in tour fee). ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.

Saturday February 10-Sunday February 11, 2007: “Bountiful Bisbee with an Overnight at the Historic School House Inn” tour with Dr. Stephen H. Buck, departing from Tucson International Airport Park & Save lot (near TIA entrance, SE corner of Tucson Blvd. & Corona Dr.). 8:30 a.m. Saturday-5 p.m. Sunday. Registration deadline Dectember 21, 2006. Fee $199 per person double occupancy, $274 per person single occupancy; $25 discount for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center & Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – Sign up by November 3, 2006, to save $25 per person. Visit the Smithsonian Affiliate Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum, roam the shops, galleries, and historic sections of Bisbee’s Main Street, Tombstone Canyon, and the nearby Warren mining community, take the Queen Mine underground tour, and see the Bisbee Restoration Association Museum’s amazing collection of the area’s old photographs. Includes overnight stay at the charming 1918 School House Inn B&B (features home-cooked breakfast, a lunch at the Copper Queen Hotel, a dinner at the elegant Cafe Roka., en-route visits to the Amerind Foundation Museum in Dragoon and the eclectic Singing Wind Book Shop in Benson. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.  

Tuesday February 13, 2007: “Ancient History of the Middle Gila Valley” Pima Community College study tour ST147, CRN 70654, study tour via passenger van departing from Pima Community College, 401 N. Bonita Ave., Tucson. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. $69. Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s director, archaeologist Allen Dart, leads van tour to Coolidge-Florence area: visit backcountry area of Casa Grande Ruins, other early and late Hohokam villages, historic Adamsville Cemetery, Pinal County Historical Society Museum. Bring a lunch and water. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: 520-206-6468 (Pima Community College, Tucson).

Thursday February 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.

Monday February 19, 2007: “Arts and Culture of Ancient Southern Arizona Hohokam Indians” free slide-illustrated presentation at the Heard Museum, 22 E. Monte Vista Rd., Phoenix. Cosponsored by the Arizona Humanities Council. 1-2 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 Dean Morford at 480-471-2518 or wymorford@aol.com in Phoenix; for information about the presentation subject matter contact Allen Dart at Tucson telephone 520-798-1201 or adart@oldpueblo.org.

 Friday February 23, 2007: [Winter 2007 public program dates include Friday Feb. 23 thru Sunday Feb. 25 and 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 February 24, 2007: [Winter 2007 public program dates include Friday Feb. 23 thru Sunday Feb. 25 and 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 February 25, 2007: [Winter 2007 public program dates also 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.

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