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Petrified Forest National Park Science and Education Center Lecture Series—November 2010

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Date: October 19, 2010
Contact: Bill Parker, (928) 524-6228 x262

Petrified Forest, AZ—In November, the Petrified Forest National Park Science and Education Center presents Paleoindian Archaeology in Petrified Forest National Park by Jason G. Theuer, Archeologist, Petrified Forest National Park.

This lecture will feature the Rainbow Forest Site, which represents the first multi-component Paleoindian site yet indentified in northern Arizona. Data from the site fills a large void in our archaeological knowledge of the area and human colonization during the late Pleistocene. This research offers several opportunities to examine facets of Paleoindian mobility patterns, lithic procurement practices, and subsistence strategies not previously studied on the Southern Colorado Plateau.


The presentation will begin at 10 am on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, and will be held at the Painted Desert Visitor Center Community Building in Petrified Forest National Park. Painted Desert Visitor Center is located at Exit 311 on Interstate Highway 40. This presentation is open to the public and admission is free.


The Petrified Forest National Park Science and Education Center was established to bring park visitors and researchers together to foster understanding and appreciation of the natural and cultural resources of the park and the Colorado Plateau. Lectures are held each month on a variety of topics including geology, paleontology, archeology, and biology.


For information call (928) 524-6228, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST); or write to the Superintendent, Petrified Forest National Park, P.O. Box 2217, Petrified Forest, AZ 86028; or e-mail the park Superintendent.



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