Message #88: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Subject: Site Tour to the Dixie Mine, Saturday February 22nd Date: Sun, 16 Feb 1997 17:49:48 -0700 A tour to the Dixie Mine archaeological site will be conducted on Saturday, February 22, 1997. The multi-component Dixie Mine Site includes an historic mining site adjacent to a prehistoric archaeological site (probably Hohokam with some Yavapai use later in time), petroglyphs, a spring, etc. The site is located within the Maricopa County McDowell Mountain Regional Park and is monitored daily by law enforcement personnel and park rangers. The County Park Ranger will be present for the site tour to explain County management of the park and the archaeological resource. The archaeological site tour will be conducted by Brian Kenny, Environmental Manager/Anthropologist with the Maricopa County Department of Transportation. This site tour is a special event and open only to members of the Arizona Archaeological Society (AAS). As necessary, you can register to join the AAS by visiting their web page at: Arizona Archaeological Society (AAS) If you join the AAS to participate in the field trip, be sure to verify both registration and your planned site tour attendance with Vicki Erhardt: Vicki Erhart, Co-Editor AAS Newsletter "The Petroglyph" firstname.lastname@example.org (602) 821-9523 Those AAS members attending the trip will gather on Saturday morning, February 22nd at 8 am, in the Bashas parking lot in Fountain Hills, Arizona. We will depart from the Bashas parking lot promptly at 8:20 am. To get to the meeting locale from the greater Phoenix area, take the Beeline Highway to Shea, turn west on Shea (left) to Saguaro Blvd, then turn north (right) on Saguaro. Drive north into Fountain Hills. When you get to the lagoon and the fountain, turn west (right) on to Palisades Blvd. A few blocks distance west of the intersection of Saguaro and Palisades you will find the Bashas shopping Center on the south side of Palisades. Alternate: From north Phoenix, Take Shea Blvd east toward Fountain Hills. At Shea and Palisades, turn north (left) on to Palisades and drive north through Fountain Hills past the Fountain Hills High School; this road curves to the east past the high school. Continue east on Palisades Blvd. through the intersection of Palisades and Fountain Hills Blvd. and past the Safeway shopping center. The Bashas shopping center is located on the south side of Palisades Blvd. just a few blocks east of the Safeway shopping center.