2014 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month

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2014 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month
Events all Month Long,Throughout Arizona!

HOME 673 2014 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthFor those of you interested in Archaeology, the month of March is the perfect time for you to visit Arizona. 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.  The popular V Bar V Archaeology Discovery Day also takes place during this statewide event!

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. We will update this page as more events are know.

Camp Verde/ Clarkdale/Cottonwood

Fort Verde State Historic Park

  • Living History Presentation and Guided Tours
    March 1st and 15th, 2014 (10:00 am & 2:00 pm)
    FOVE G 01 2014 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthExplore the history of Fort Verde State Historic Park! Take a stroll along Officers’ Row with a docent as they lead guided tours through historic homes. This event is sponsored by Arizona State Parks. Regular entrance fees will apply. For more information please contact Sheila Stubler,(928.567.3275 or sstubler@azstateparks.gov
  • Workshop: How to Make Adobe Bricks at Fort Verde
    March 8th & 22nd, 2014 (2:00 pm)
    Want to learn how to make Adobe Bricks? Don’t miss this workshop sponsored by Arizona State Parks at Fort Verde State Historic Park. You will learn the basics of making adobe bricks as well as the history of the Fort. For more information please contact Sheila Stubler,(928) 567-3275 or sstubler@azstateparks.gov

Montezuma Castle National Monument

  • Lecture: “Environmental Influences for Sinaguan Settlement”
    Montezuma Castle National Monument 2 2014 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthMarch 5th & 26th, 2014  (10:00 am)
    Sponsored by the National Park Service, the lecture “Environmental Influences for Sinaguan Settlement” features Melissa Philibeck speaking about the Sinagua, an ancient Native American culture that once inhabited the Park area. Meet at the Montezuma Castle Interpretive Circle located near the main viewing area at 2800 Montezuma Castle Rd. Program includes interpretive talk and guided hike around the Well. Bring water, wear appropriate shoes, hats, and sunscreen. For more information please contact Melissa Philibeck, (928) 649-6195, ext. 226, or melissa_philibeck@nps.gov
  • History of Archaeology at Montezuma Castle
    March 12th, 2014 (2:00 pm)
    Don’t miss the lecture “History of Archaeology at Montezuma Castle” sponsored by the National Park Service. Meet up with Matt Guebard, Chief of Resource Management and Lead Archaeologist for Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monument at the Montezuma Castle Interpretive Circle located near the main viewing area at 2800 Montezuma Castle Rd.Regular entrance fees apply. For more information contact Matt Guebard at 928.649.6195, ext. 225.
  • Montezuma Well
    Lecture and Tour: “Environmental Influences for Sinaguan Settlement at Montezuma Well”

    March 19th, 2014 (10:00 am)
    Join Melissa Philibeck in learning about the Sinagua, an Ancient Native American culture that once inhabited the Park area. Meet at the first viewing platform. Program includes interpretive talk and guided hike around the Well. Bring water, wear appropriate shoes, hats, and sunscreen. Montezuma Well is located at 5525 Beaver Creek Rd. Regular entrance fees apply. For more information please contact Melissa Philibeck, (928) 649-6195, ext. 226, or melissa_philibeck@nps.gov

V Bar V Heritage Site

  • V Bar V Archaeology Discovery Day
    VBarV 2014 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthMarch 22nd – 23rd, 2014
    Demonstrations and hands-on activities include making fire by friction, spinning and weaving cotton, making and firing pottery, throwing with atlatls, and learning about traditional uses of plants. Enjoy watching the Yavapai Apache Nation Dancers and an expert flint-knapper! Bring walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and water. Red Rock Pass or equivalent entrance fee required per vehicle. This event takes place at the V Bar V Heritage Site. For more information please contact Terrilyn Green, 928.203.2909 or tgreen01@fs.fed.us.

Tuzigoot National Monument

  • Walking Tour: “History of Archaeology at Tuzigoot National Monument”
    Tuz 2014 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthMarch 26th, 2014 (2:00 pm)
    Learn about the Sinagua, a Native American culture that inhabited the Verde Valley between the years AD 1100 – AD 1425. Program includes an interpretive talk and a guided hike. Bring water, hiking shoes, hat, and sunscreen. Meet at the visitor center at Tuzigoot National Monument Museum located at 25 West Tuzigoot Road in Clarkdale, Arizona. Regular entrance fees apply. For more inforamtion please contact Matthew Guebard at 928.649.6195 ext. 225, or matt_guebard@nps.gov.

2014 International Archaeology Film Festival
March 28th and 29th, 2014
This year’s Festival features a VVAC Exclusive! Archaeologist Ben Robinson flies over ancient sites in the UK to reveal new evidence of civilizations revealed by aerial surveys. These four 30-minute episodes have never been seen in the United States. These films will be presented with two American short subject films.Admission for each evening is $10 ($8.50 members). Tickets go on sale March 1st online or at the Center. Tickets will also be available at the door
March 28th (7:00 pm)

  • A Cultural Crossroads: Discovering the Baca Mountain Tract
  • The Thames’ Secret War
  • Hadrian’s Wall: Life on the Frontier

March 29th (7:00 pm)

  • Touchstone: The Rock Art of the Coa Valley
  • Norfolk Broads
  • Stonehenge: The Missing Link

Verde Valley Archaeology Fair – Camp Verde, AZ
Exhibits, demonstrations and American Indian Art Show
March 29th – 30th, 2014
Verde Valley Archaeology 2014 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 Archaeology Fair is an annual free event that feature archaeologically themed programs and interactive activities for the whole family. Activities are created and presented by archaeologists, educators and other specialists. For more information please visit the Verde Valley Archaeology Center.

Open House: George Hance House & Camp Verde Historical Society Museum
March 29th, 2014 (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Hance house int 300x199 2014 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthThe Camp Verde Historical Society is pleased to sponsor the George Hance Open House. The George Hance House is located near Fort Verde State Historic Park at 229 Coppinger Street and was built in 1916. George W. Hance arrived in the Verde Valley in 1869, and was later appointed first Postmaster of Camp Verde. The Camp Verde Historical Society Museum is located at 435 South Main Street. For more information please contact Nancy Floyd at 928.567.5060 or verdevista@swiftwireless.com.

Blacksmiths Demonstration at Camp Verde’s 1933 Rock Jail
March 29th, 2014 (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
size 550x415 1933 Camp Verde Rock Jail 2014 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthSponsored by the Arizona Artist Blacksmith Association. The blacksmith makes and repairs iron objects using a hammer, anvil, forge, tongs, and vise. For some, blacksmithing is a practical skill that allows the smith to fix things that needed to be fixed; for members of the Arizona Artist Blacksmith Association, it is an art form that has evolved through the centuries. This Demonstration will take place during the Open house at the Camp Verde Rock Jail located at 44 Hollamon Street. For more information please contact Nancy Floyd at 928.567.5060 or verdevista@swiftwireless.com.

Flagstaff Area

Walnut Canyon National Monument

  • “History of NPS Architecture at Walnut Canyon National Monument”
    walnut 2014 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthMarch 11th, 2014 (1:00 – 3:00 pm)
    Learn about the history of the NPS and the architecture at Walnut Canyon National Monument, including the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and Mission 66. Suitable for older children. Meet at the Walnut Canyon Visitor Center at 3 Walnut Canyon Rd. For more information please call Lisa Baldwin at 928.526.1157, ext. 233 or lisa_baldwin@nps.gov.
  • Cultural Hands-on Demonstrations at Walnut Canyon National Monument
    March 20th, 2014 (10:00 am – 1:00 pm)
    Learn about prehistoric technologies – create your own pinch pot, paintbrush, rock art symbols, 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 lisa_baldwin@nps.gov.
  • Hike: Prehistoric Resource Use at Walnut Canyon
    March 26th, 2014 (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
    Learn about the prehistoric use of plants at Walnut Canyon as you travel into Walnut Canyon down the Island Trail through a range of elevations and vegetation zones. The hike is rated strenuous. Bring water, hat, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes. Meet at the Walnut Canyon National Monument’s Visitor Center. For more information please call Lisa Baldwin at 928.526.1157, ext. 233 or lisa_baldwin@nps.gov.

Wupatki National Monument

  • Wupatki National Monument 2014 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthLantern Hike at Wupatki National Monument
    March 7th, 2014 (5:30 – 7:00 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. Regular entrance fees apply and Reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations please contact Holly Richards, 928.679.2365 or holly_richards@nps.gov
  • Cultural Hands-on Demonstrations at Wupatki National Monument
    March 15th, 2014 (11:00 am – 2:00 pm)
    Join NPS archaeologists and learn about prehistoric technologies – create your own pinch pot, paintbrush, rock art symbols and split-twig figurine. Artifacts from the Monument will be on display. Meet at the Wupatki National Monument’s Visitor Center, 25137 Wupatki Loop. For more information or to make reservations please contact Holly Richards, 928.679.2365 or holly_richards@nps.gov

Sedona

Demonstrations: Ancient Technologies at Red Rock Ranger Station
visitor ctr reflection 2014 Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness MonthMarch 7th, 2014 (9:00 am – 4:30 pm)
This event will feature demonstrations and displays of ancient tools and technologies that helped people thrive in the Southwestern environment for centuries. Demonstrations will be at the visitor center under a covered porch at Red Rock Ranger Station, 8375 State Route 179, one mile south of the Village of Oak Creek. This event is free, for more information please contact Terrilyn Green at 928.203.2909 or tgreen01@fs.fed.us.

 

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