2013 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month

Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month
Events all Month Long, all Throughout Arizona!

Arizona Archaeology Heritage Month 2013 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthFor those of you interested in Arizona Archaeology and Heritage, the month of March is the perfect time for you to visit our fine state. There will be events taking place all over the state during Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month, at Arizona State Parks, National Monuments, Historical sites and Arizona Museums.

You can find a full listing of events taking place during Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month by clicking here. Below you will find some highlighted events taking place in the Sedona area including Flagstaff and Camp Verde. Events and times could change so please click on the site link for each event.

Camp Verde Area

International Archaeology Film Festival
Sponsored by the Verde Valley Archaeology Center
March 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd, 2013
A different archaeological documentary will be shown on four consecutive Saturdays.ramsesII 2013 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month

  • 03/02/13 – The Secret of the Pyramid of Djoser (7:00 pm)
  • 03/09/13 – Looters of the Gods & Black Sands (7:00 pm)
  • 03/16/13 – Sacred Shadows of Time & The Moche Trail (7:00 pm)
  • 03/23/13 – Ramses II, The Great Journey (7:00 pm)

All films for the the International Archaeology Film Festival will be shown at the Camp Verde Auditorium Theater, 370 Camp Lincoln Road, Camp Verde. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the International Archaeology Film Festival.

Montezuma Castle National Monument

  • Walking Tour: “History of Archaeology at Montezuma Castle”
    March 21st,2013 (2:00 pm)
    Montezuma Castle National Monument 2 2013 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthToday we gaze through the windows of the past into one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. Learn more about the Sinagua, a Native American culture that inhabited the park. Meet at the Interpretive Circle located near the main viewing area within the Montezuma Castle Park. Program includes an interpretive talk and guided hike. Montezuma Castle Visitor Centeris located at 2800 Montezuma Castle Rd, Camp Verde, AZ. Regular entrance fees apply. For more information contact Matthew Guebard at 928.649.6195, ext 225 or visit Montezuma Castle National Monument .
  • “Environmental Influences on Sinagua Settlement Program at Montezuma Castle.”
    March 28th, 2013 (10:00 am)
    Today we gaze through the windows of the past into one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. This 20 room high-rise apartment, nestled into a towering limestone cliff, tells a story of ingenuity, survival and ultimately, prosperity in an unforgiving desert landscape.Learn about the Sinagua, a Native American culture that inhabited the Park. Meet at the Interpretive Circle located near the main viewing area within the Castle Park. Program includes an interpretive talk and guided hike. Regular entrance fees apply. For more information please call Melissa Philibeck at 928.649.6195 ext. 226, or visit Montezuma Castle National Monument.

Montezuma Well 

  • “Environmental Influences on Sinagua Settlement Program at Montezuma Well.”
    March 14th, 2013 (10:00 am)
    Montezuma’s Well 2013 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthFrom cliff dwellings perched along the rim to large pueblo ruins and an ancient pit house, the variety of these archeological sites is a testament to the ingenuity of these people. Learn more about the Sinagua, a Native American culture that inhabited this interesting natural feature during this interpretive talk and guided hike! Meet at the first viewing platform. Bring water, wear appropriate shoes, hats, and sunscreen. Montezuma Well is located at 5525 Beaver Creek R0ad, Rimrock, AZ. For more information call Melissa Philibeck at 928.649.6195, ext. 226 or visit Montezuma Well.
  • “History of the Back Ranch at Montezuma Well”
    March 16th & 23rd, 2013 (9:30 am)
    From cliff dwellings perched along the rim to large pueblo ruins and an ancient pit house, the variety of these archeological sites is a testament to the ingenuity of these people. Join Bill Cowen as you visit this historic farming and settlement location before it became a National Park. It is a 2-mile walk. Make sure to bring water, hat, sunscreen, hiking shoes, folding chair, and a snack. Meet at the Montezuma Well Picnic area. Montezuma Well is located at 5525 BeaverCreek R0ad, Rimrock, AZ.For more information please contact Bill Cowan at 928.300.7466 or visit Montezuma Well.

Tuzigoot National Monument
Walking Tour: “History of Archaeology at Tuzigoot National Monument.”
March 7th, 2013
Tuz 2013 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthLearn about the Sinagua, a Native American culture that inhabited the Verde Valley between the years AD 1100 – AD 1425. This special program includes an interpretive talk and a guided hike. Make sure to bring water, hiking shoes, hat, and sunscreen. The Tuzigoot National Monument is located at 25 West Tuzigoot Rd, Clarkdale, AZ. Regular entrance fees apply during this event. For more information please visit Tuzigoot National Monument or call Matthew Guebard at 928.649.6195, ext. 225.

Verde Valley Archaeology Fair
“Learn about archaeology through exhibits, demonstrations and lectures”
March 30th & 31st, 2013
archaeology fair 2013 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthEnjoy two exciting days of archaeological adventures, and take a trip back in time to explore the past through hands-on activities and presentations. Experience the excitement of archaeology with dozens of hands-on activities, live presentations, and special programs.The fair will also feature a American Indian Art Show with featured artist Joshua Madalena. For more information and a full listing of events please visit the Verde Valley Archaeology Fair.

V Bar V Heritage Site
For more information on the V Bar V events please call Terrilyn Green at (928) 592-0998 or (928) 203-2909 or visit the V Bar V Heritage Site.

  • V Bar V Archaeology Discovery Days Fair
    March 23rd – 24th, 2013 (9:30 am – 3:00 pm)
    VBarV 2013 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthLearn about ancient Indian cultures of the Southwest by watching demonstrations of, and getting hands-on experience with, ancient technologies, including making fire by friction, weaving cotton on a loom, firing pottery, throwing with atlatls, and flint-knapping. Enjoy watching the Yavapai Apache Nation Dancers. Bring walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and snacks. Red Rock Pass or equivalent entrance fee required per vehicle.
  • V Bar V Ancient Technology Demonstrations
    March 9th & 16th, 2013 (9:30 am – 3:00 pm)
    See more than 1,000 beautiful petroglyphs and find out how cultures of the past made cordage, stone tools, and fire by friction. This is the largest known petroglyph site in the Verde Valley, as well as being one[photo] Rock Art at V-V Heritage Site of the best-preserved. Acquired by the Coconino National Forest in 1994, the site is protected and kept open to the visiting public for their enjoyment and opportunity to learn more about our national cultural heritage.

Fort Verde State Historic Park

  • Workshop: How to Make Adobe Bricks
    March 2nd & 16th, 2013  (10:00 am & 2:00 pm)
    FOVE G 01 2013 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthVisit the Fort Verde State Historic Park and Learn about the basics of making adobe bricks as well as the history of the Fort. Regular fees apply during this event.
  • Open House: George Hance House
    March 30h, 2013 (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
    George W. Hance arrived in the Verde Valley in 1869, and was later appointed the first Postmaster of Camp Verde. Built in 1916, The George Hance House is located at Fort Verde State Historic Park. Information on the history of George Hance and the house will be available, along with an historical interpretation. For more information please call Nancy Floyd at 928.567-5060 or visit the Fort Verde State Historic Park.

Flagstaff Area

Sunset Crater
Discovery Hike: Sunset Crater
March 14th,2013 (2:00 pm)
Sunset Crater 2013 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthTake a guided tour of the crater and discuss the volcano and effects it had on the archaeology of the area. Please bring water, hat, sunscreen, and hiking shoes. From Flagstaff, take Hwy 89 north for 12 miles; turn right at sign for Sunset Crater Volcano, and travel another 2 miles to Sunset Crater. Reservations required. Regular entrance fees apply. For more information please call Lisa Baldwin at 928.526.1157, ext. 233 or visit Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.

Walnut Canyon National Monument
For more information on these events listed for Walnut Canyon please call Lisa Baldwin at 928.526.1157, ext. 233 or visit Walnut Canyon National Monument.

  • Lantern Hike: Ranger Cabin
    March 8th, 2013 (6:00 pm)
    walnut 2013 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthBuilt in 1904, this cabin served as the first headquarters and museum for what was to become Walnut Canyon National Monument. Learn about this cabin’s unique history and see what archaeologists are doing to preserve it. Meet at the Walnut Canyon National Monument Visitor Center, from Flagstaff, travel east on Interstate 40; take exit 204 south, and drive another 3 miles. Please bring water, flashlight, and hiking shoes. Reservations required. Regular entrance fees apply.
  • Discovery Hike: Walk with an Archaeologist
    March 12th, 2013 (10:00 am) 18th 2:00 pm
    See what “Life on Edge” was like at Walnut Canyon National Monument. Your guide will discuss the diverse ways in which the Sinagua utilized plants for food, medicine, clothing, and tools. Meet at the Walnut Canyon National Monument Visitor Center, from Flagstaff, travel east on Interstate 40; take exit 204 south and drive another 3 miles. Please bring water, hat, sunscreen, and hiking shoes. Reservations required. Regular entrance fees apply.
  • Cultural Craft Day
    March 16th, 2013 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm)
    Learn about prehistoric technologies. Grind corn and learn how prehistoric people in northern Arizona processed plant food using manos and metates. Create your own pinch pot, paintbrush, and split-twig figurine. Artifacts from the Monument will be on display. Meet at the Walnut Canyon National Monument Visitor Center. For more information please call Lisa Baldwin at 928.526.1157, ext. 233 or visit Walnut Canyon National Monument.

Wupatki National Monument
For more information on the events taking place at Wupatki please call Lisa Baldwin at 928.526.1157, ext. 233 or visit Wupatki National Monument.

  • “Discovery Hike”
    March 6th, 2013 (10:00 am)
    Wupatki National Monument 2013 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthHike with an NPS-Flagstaff archaeologist into the backcountry to view water diversion features and other agricultural structures. Your guide will also describe the prehistoric agricultural practices used in the northern Southwest and engage visitors in discussion about the ways people were able to thrive in this arid climate. Bring water, hat, sunscreen, and hiking shoes. Meet at the Waputki National Monument’s Visitor Center. Regular entrance fees apply. Reservations required.
  • Lantern Hike: Wupatki Pueblo
    March 22nd, 2013 (6:00 pm)
    An NPS archaeologist will lead an evening hike back in time around the Wupatki Pueblo. See into the lives of those who lived here 800 years ago. Artifacts from the Monument will be on display. Please bring water, flashlight, and hiking shoes. Meet at the Wupatki National Monument’s Visitor Center, from Flagstaff, take Hwy 89 north for 12 miles; turn right at sign for Sunset Crater Volcano and travel another 21 miles from this junction to the Wupatki National Monument’s Visitor Center. Regular entrance fees apply.
  • Hike: “Life on the Edge”
    March 26th, 2013 (10:00 am)
    Walk back in time with an NPS archaeologist. Regular entrance fees apply. Come see what it was like 800 years ago at Wukoki Pueblo. Learn how people interacted with each other and the environment to survive in this landscape. Bring water, hat, sunscreen and hiking shoes. Meet at the Wupatki National Monument’s Visitor Center. Regular entrance fees apply.

Sedona

Red Rock Ranger Station
Demonstrations: Ancient Technologiesvisitor ctr reflection 2013 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month
March 2nd 2013 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm)
Sponsored by the Coconino National Forest – Red Rock Ranger District, this event will feature demonstrations and displays including: a flute concert, gourd display, ancient tools, projectile points, pottery and lots of children activities. The Red Rock Ranger Station is located at 8375 State Route 179, one mile south of the Village of Oak Creek. For more information please contact Candice Mark at 928.203.2900 or visit the Red Rock Ranger Station.

Red Rock State Park
For more information on these Seodna event please visit Red Rock State Park.

  • What it Takes to Make an Arrow
    March 3rd, 2013 (2:00 pm)
    Red Rock State Park1 2013 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthChuck LaRue’s presentation is a hands-on program about prehistoric compound reed arrows that were used by early Native Americans in Northern Arizona and across the entire Southwest. Chuck will have available a completed arrow and the known or possible tools and raw materials that were used to assemble a new one! 
  • Expedition of King S. Woolsey and Governor Goodwin
    March 17th, 2013 (2:00 pm)
    This program, presented by Jerry Ehrhardt of the Verde Valley Archaeological Society, features the 1864 expedition of King S. Woolsey and Governor Goodwin following Indian trails to the Verde Valley with 80 miners. Their objectives were to find a central location for the new capitol of the Arizona Territory, fight Indians, and at the same time prospect the country that they passed through.
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