Learning Center Lecture Series May 2007
Contact: Bill Parker, (928) 524-6228 ext. 262
Petrified Forest National Park Learning Center Lecture Series, May 2007
Petrified Forest, AZ – Archeologist Allen Dart, founder of the Old Pueblo Archaeological Center in Tucson, will be providing an hour-long multi-media presentation titled “What Do We Do With Our Ancestors?” as part of the park’s ongoing Learning Center Lecture Series. The lecture will discuss the debate surrounding whether materials left behind by ancient peoples are proper subjects for scientific study or should be left undisturbed, including what should be done when human remains and grave objects come to light in archeological excavations. The lecture will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2007, and will be held at the Painted Desert Visitor Center (PDVC) Community Building in Petrified Forest National Park. The PDVC is located at Exit 311 on Interstate Highway 40. This lecture is open to the public, admission is free, and is presented in partnership with the Arizona Humanities Council.
The Petrified Forest National Park Learning 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 the first Wednesday of each month on a variety of topics including geology, paleontology, archeology, and biology.
For more information call (928) 524-6228 weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time; or write to the Superintendent, Petrified Forest National Park, P.O. Box 2217, Petrified Forest, AZ 86028; or e-mail the park.
Did You Know?
Petrified wood was so abundant when the ancestral Puebloan people were living in the area that they used it not only for stone tools but also as building material, such as the "brick" used in Agate House at Petrified Forest National Park.