Message #48:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Web Page for Arizona Archaeology Month March 7-8,1997
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 97 09:37:00 MST
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[  For those without graphical browsers, the text of the Archaeology Month 
web page is appended below.  There is no on-line calendar of Archaeology 
Month and Archaeology Expo events, but the web page states that a free 
Listing of Events is available by contacting Arizona State Parks at (602) 
542-4174 or e-mail at -- SASIG Ed. ]

From: Christina Elnora Garza

Here's the URL for our page on archy month/expo:


"History from the Ground Up!"

Arizona State Parks is planning its March 1997 events around the theme, 
"History from the Ground Up!" This month-long series of events will focus on 
the efforts to preserve our past by protecting our cultural resources.

The ASP State Historic Preservation Office is cooridinating activities 
throughout the state for the entire month of March. Many of the events are 
planned in Arizona State Parks as part of their interpretive programs. 
Museums, historical societies, tribes, and archaeology organizations are all 
hosting events.

Proclaimed by the Governor each year, this celebration will feature over 100 
prehistoric site tours, exhibits, open houses, lectures,
demonstrations and other activities throughout Arizona. (A free Listing of 
Events will be available by contacting Arizona State Parks at
(602-542-4174 or e-mail).

The kick-off event for Archaeology Awareness Month is the Archaeology Expo, 
which will be hosted at Casa Grande Ruins National
Monument; Coolidge, Arizona, on Friday and Saturday, March 7-8, 1997 (9 a.m. 
to 4 p.m. each day). Admission to the Expo is free. The
Archaeology Expo is a partnership between the ASP State Historic 
Preservation Office, the National Park Service, the City of Coolidge,
Motorola, and many other organizations who have joined as a team to offer 
two days of exciting activities and entertainment to the public.

The Archaeology Expo will offer lots attractions for everyone! Guided tours 
of the ancient remains at Casa Grande Ruins, including the "Big House" 
(which is not usually open to the public), will be featured during the Fair. 
Special displays and booths by archaeological organizations, museums, Native 
American tribes, and others are offered in addition to fun hands-on 
activities for the kid in all of us. Living history enactments, 
demonstrations of prehistoric and modern Native American crafts, and Native 
American entertainment will be going on both days. Demonstrations will 
include stone tool manufacture, petroglyph production, basketry, pottery and 
more. There will also be free raffles featuring archaeology-oriented prizes, 
and Ethnic food will be on sale (we never forget the fry bread!).

For more information on how to become involved, or if you want to visit the 
Archaeology Expo , call Ann Howard at Arizona State Parks
State Historic Preservation Office Tel/tty(602)542-4174.