Old Pueblo Archaeology Center

July 2006

[Cancelled, to be offered again next year:] Thursday July 13-Sunday July 16, 2006: “Wupatki National Monument and the Sinagua Culture” fundraising tour with Marc Severson, departing from Tucson International Airport Park & Save lot (near TIA entrance, SE corner of Tucson Blvd. & Corona Dr.) 8 a.m. Thursday-6 p.m. Sunday. Fee $795 ($770 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members). On this tour we will visit the numerous ruins of four National Monuments: Wupatki, Tuzigoot, Montezuma’s Castle, and Montezuma’s Well (which includes a prehistoric irrigation system and excavated pithouses). These ruins were once occupied by the ancient Sinagua people, who flourished in the western and northern parts of prehistoric Arizona and are considered ancestral to modern Hopi and Yavapai Indians. We will also visit the historic Museum of Northern Arizona (“MNA”), and will stay three nights in Flagstaff, Arizona (cool in July!). Guide Marc Severson worked for the National Park Service in Wupatki and with MNA. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.

Thursday July 20, 2006: Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursdays” program: Archaeologist Douglas B. Craig, “Casa Grande Ruins: The Early Years” at Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 5100 W. Ina Road Bldg. 8, in the Marana Town Limits, Arizona. 7:30 to 9 p.m Free. At the end of the 20th century a large excavation project was conducted at the Grewe archaeological site, immediately east of the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, by archaeological consultants Northland Research, Inc., for the Arizona Department of Transportation. Grewe was the original site of the Hohokam community that between A.D. 550 and 1450 grew and shifted westward into what we now recognize as the Casa Grande Ruins. In this program archaeologist Doug Craig, who directed the Grewe Archaeological Research Project (GARP), will discuss the more than 1,300 archaeological features that were identified and investigated during the GARP including 271 structures, 3 or 4 adobe compounds, hundreds of pits, and other features such as Hohokam canals, burials, and a ballcourt. Come and hear about the Hohokam world according to GARP, which provided a whole new slant on the overall picture of Hohokam cultural development. No reservations needed. 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org. 

Saturday July 29-Sunday July 30, 2006: White Mountains Overnighter – Springerville Area Archaeological Sites” guided tour with Dr. Stephen H. Buck via passenger van departing from Tucson International Airport Park & Save lot (near TIA entrance, SE corner of Tucson Blvd. & Corona Dr.). Saturday 7:30 a.m.-Sunday 6 p.m.  $199 ($174 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members). On this Old Pueblo Archaeology Center summer fundraising adventure, we’ll base overnight in COOLER Springerville, Arizona, at 7200 feet elevation at 60-year-old Reed’s Lodge mountain hotel. We’ll travel to the impressive Casa Malpaís Archaeological Park museum for a visit and a docent-guided tour of the park’s Mogollon pueblo ruins site and also walk the petroglyph trail at Lyman Lake State Park. We will also visit the Archaeological Conservancy-owned ruins sites at Hooper Ranch, Danson Pueblo, and Sherwood Ranch (formerly known as the Raven Site). We’ll do en-route stops at Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park in Globe and the Salado culture cliff dwellings at Tonto National Monument. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org

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