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 Encoding: 57 TEXT [ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. -- SASIG Ed. ] From: Christina Elnora Garza Here's the URL for our page on archy month/expo: http://www.pr.state.az.us/partnerships/shpo/archymonth.html ARIZONA ARCHAEOLOGY AWARENESS MONTH -- 15th ANNUAL CELEBRATION "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.