Old Pueblo Archaeology Center

Oct 2006

Tuesday October 17, 2006: “Tucson-Marana Hohokam Villages and Rock Art” Pima Community College study tour ST149, CRN 70563, via passenger van departing from Pima Community College, 401 N. Bonita Ave., Tucson. 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $69. Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s director Allen Dart leads van tour to Hohokam petroglyph, agricultural, and village sites (one with a “ballcourt” and bedrock mortars), and to historic Mexican-American ranch ruins. Bring a lunch and water. Advance reservations required: 520-206-6468 (Pima Community College, Tucson).

Thursday, October 19, 2006: Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursdays” program: “Protohistoric Period Archaeology of Southern Arizona” with archaeologist Dr. Deni J. Seymour 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.

Thursday October 19, 2006: (Fall 2006 Old Pueblo members-only dig dates are Oct 19-22) “Dig for a Day” at the Yuma Wash ruins site, 7548 N. Silverbell Road, for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center members only. 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $40 annual membership fee. WITH ADVANCE RESERVATIONS Old Pueblo members ages 14 and up can learn about southern Arizona’s ancient cultures by excavating with Old Pueblo’s professional 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) from 8 a.m. 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. Advance reservations required at least a day ahead: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.

Friday October 20, 2006: (Fall 2006 Old Pueblo members-only dig dates are Oct 19-22) “Dig for a Day” at the Yuma Wash ruins site, 7548 N. Silverbell Road, for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center members only. 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $40 annual membership fee. WITH ADVANCE RESERVATIONS Old Pueblo members ages 14 and up can learn about southern Arizona’s ancient cultures by excavating with Old Pueblo’s professional 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) from 8 a.m. 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. Advance reservations required at least a day ahead: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.

Saturday October 21, 2006: (Fall 2006 Old Pueblo members-only dig dates are Oct 19-22) “Dig for a Day” at the Yuma Wash ruins site, 7548 N. Silverbell Road, for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center members only. 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $40 annual membership fee. WITH ADVANCE RESERVATIONS Old Pueblo members ages 14 and up can learn about southern Arizona’s ancient cultures by excavating with Old Pueblo’s professional 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) from 8 a.m. 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. Advance reservations required at least a day ahead: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.

Sunday October 22, 2006: (Fall 2006 Old Pueblo members-only dig dates are Oct 19-22) “Dig for a Day” at the Yuma Wash ruins site, 7548 N. Silverbell Road, for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center members only. 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $40 annual membership fee. WITH ADVANCE RESERVATIONS Old Pueblo members ages 14 and up can learn about southern Arizona’s ancient cultures by excavating with Old Pueblo’s professional 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) from 8 a.m. 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. Advance reservations required at least a day ahead: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.

Saturday October 28, 2006: “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.

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