• Montezuma Castle's prehistoric dwelling

    Montezuma Castle

    National Monument Arizona

2012 Arizona Archaeology Awareness and Heritage Month Activities

Ranger Rex explains ethnobotany
Ranger Rex demonstrates ethnobotany to visitors

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Date: February 16, 2012
Contact: Ed Cummins, 928-567-3322 x227

 

National Park ServiceNews Release

For Immediate Release - February 16, 2012
Ed Cummins, Chief Ranger, MOCA/TUZI, 928-567-3322 x227

2012 Arizona Archaeology Awareness and Heritage Month Activities

Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments have scheduled many activities throughout March to coincide with Arizona Archaeology Awareness and Heritage Month. Activities are tailored for different age groups and will take place as described below:

  • March 1, 2012-Archeology Talk.  At 10:30 a.m., Archeology Tech Melissa Philibeck will present a talk entitled "Location, Location, Location" at Montezuma Castle. Appropriate for ages six and up. The program is free. Regular entry fees will be charged: $5 per person 16 and older; 15 years old and under are free. Federal Interagency passes are also accepted.
  • March 3, 2012-Kids Day at Montezuma Castle. Free kids activities and demonstrations will be available from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., with a special focus on archeology. Appropriate for all ages. The program is free. Regular entrance fees will be charged: $5 per person 16 and older, 15 years old and under are free. Federal Interagency passes are also accepted.
  • March 15, 2011-Archeology Tour. At 10:30 a.m., Park Archeologist Matt Guebbard will lead a special tour of Montezuma Well to discuss the prehistoric people who lived at the site.  Appropriate for ages six and up.  Entrance to the Montezuma Well unit and the program are both free.
  • March 31, 2011- Archeology Talk. At 10:30 a.m., Archeology Tech Melissa Philibeck will lead an archeology focused tour through Tuzigoot National Monument. Appropriate for ages 12 and up.  The program is free. Regular entrance fees will be charged: $5 per person 16 and older, 15 years old and under are free. Federal Interagency passes are also accepted.

Participants should bring water and wear sunscreen. Also, wear clothing and footwear appropriate for an easy to moderate walk. Visitors may call the Montezuma Castle Visitor Center at (928) 567-3322 ext. 221 or Tuzigoot Visitor Center at (928) 634-5564 for more information. More information on the monuments and the National Park Service can be found at: www.nps.gov, www.nps.gov/moca and www.nps.gov/tuzi.

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Did You Know?

Ranger Rex cleaning swallet

Illinois Pondweed, Potamogeton illinoensis, is an invasive species at Montezuma Well. Although the ducks love to eat it, Rangers must rake the pondweed out each week to avoid clogging the Outlet allowing water in the prehistoric canal to run free.