Old Pueblo Archaeology Center

Nov 2006

Thursday November 2, 2006: “What Do We Do with Our Ancestors?” free multimedia presentation at Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St., Bisbee, Arizona. Cosponsored by the Arizona Humanities Council. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. To help the library celebrate los Dias de los Muertos, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s director, archaeologist Allen Dart, discusses how human remains are treated by people of different cultures, what is done when human remains and grave objects come to light in archaeological excavations, and laws that specify what must be done when human remains are discovered. Funding for program provided by the Arizona Humanities Council For meeting details contact Lauren G. Roberts at 520-432-4232 or laureng_roberts@yahoo.com (or fax 520-432-7061) in Bisbee; for information about the presentation subject matter contact Allen Dart at Tucson telephone 520-798-1201 or adart@oldpueblo.org.

Friday November 3, 2006: (Fall 2006 public program dates are Friday thru Sunday Nov. 3-5 and Thursday thru Sunday Nov. 9-12) 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 November 4, 2006: (Fall 2006 public program dates are Friday thru Sunday Nov. 3-5 and Thursday thru Sunday Nov. 9-12) 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 November 4, 2006: “Bountiful Bisbee” fundraising tour with Dr. Stephen H. Buck, departing from Tucson International Airport Park & Save lot, SE corner of Tucson Blvd. & Corona Dr. 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Fee $89 ($71.20 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members). Experienced guide Stephen H. Buck, Ph.D., leads this van tour to Bisbee, Arizona, one of the early 20th Century West’s most significant cities. By 1910 it had one of the most sophisticated electric trolley systems in the world plus mercantile stores, hotels, restaurants, bars, and an extensive red-light district. Bisbee is now an artist and craftsperson colony, and visitor and retirement mecca. Tour includes a docent-guided tour of the Bisbee Historical and Mining Museum, the Queen Mine underground mine tour, a visit to the Bisbee Restoration Association history and antiques museum that houses an amazing collection of old photographs of the area, and lunch at the historic Copper Queen Hotel (lunch not included in tour fee). Advance reservations required: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.

Sunday November 5, 2006: (Fall 2006 public program dates are Friday thru Sunday Nov. 3-5 and Thursday thru Sunday Nov. 9-12) 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.

Tuesday November 7, 2006: “Central Tohono O’odham Nation: People and Archaeology” Pima Community College study tour ST146, CRN 70555, 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 Allen Dart leads van tour to Ventana Cave archaeological site and rock art, villages in the Santa Rosa, Kaka, and Quijotoa valleys, Tohono O’odham government complex in Sells, and a reservation trading post. Bring a lunch and water. Advance reservations required: 520-206-6468 (Pima Community College, Tucson).

Thursday November 9, 2006: (Fall 2006 public program dates are Friday thru Sunday Nov. 3-5 and Thursday thru Sunday Nov. 9-12) 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 November 10, 2006: (Fall 2006 public program dates are Friday thru Sunday Nov. 3-5 and Thursday thru Sunday Nov. 9-12) 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 November 11, 2006: (Fall 2006 public program dates are Friday thru Sunday Nov. 3-5 and Thursday thru Sunday Nov. 9-12) 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 November 12, 2006: (Fall 2006 public program dates are Friday thru Sunday Nov. 3-5 and Thursday thru Sunday Nov. 9-12) 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. Thursday November 16, 2006: Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursdays” program: Archaeologist James E. Ayres presents “Chinese Contributions to Archaeology and History in Tucson” 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.

Tuesday November 21, 2006: “Ancient History of the Middle Gila Valley” Pima Community College study tour ST147, CRN 70565, 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). 

Friday November 24-Sunday November 26, 2006: “Prescott, Arizona: One of the Dozen Distinctive Destinations of the National Trust for Historic Preservation” fundraising 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 a.m. Friday-5 p.m. Sunday. Fee $399 per person double occupancy, $599 per person single occupancy; $25 discount for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center & Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – Sign up by September 15, 2006, to save $25 per person. With its historic downtown Courthouse Plaza, more than 700 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, and colorful fame as a two-time Arizona territorial capital, Prescott has now earned a top national historical honor. In March 2006, Prescott was named one of the Dozen Distinctive Destinations of the prestigious private National Trust for Historic Preservation. On this unique Old Pueblo Archaeology Center fundraising tour, we’ll stay at a modern motel near the historic district and visit several museums, do a walking tour of the district, and spend some time roaming the shops and galleries. On Saturday, we will travel to Clarkdale for the half-day Verde Canyon Railroad trip and a visit to Tuzigoot National Monument. On Friday night, it’s dinner at a 139-year-old saloon/steakhouse; for Saturday dinner, it will be a very good Thai restaurant (meals not included in tour fee). ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org

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