Learning Center Lecture Series September 2007
Contact: Bill Parker, (928) 524-6228 ext. 262
Petrified Forest National Park Learning Center Lecture Series, September 2007
Petrified Forest, AZ ― Archaeologist Jason Theuer of Petrified Forest National Park will be providing an hour-long presentation titled “Stone Tools and Humanity: Do Tools Make us Human? The role of stone tool manufacture in human evolution” as part of the park’s ongoing Learning Center Lecture Series. The lecture will discuss the significance of stone tool production in relation to human history and evolution. The presentation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5, and will be held at the Painted Desert Visitor Center Community Building in Petrified Forest National Park. The community building is located at Exit 311 on Interstate Highway 40. This lecture is open to the public and admission is free.
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, unless it falls on a holiday, on a variety of topics including geology, paleontology, archaeology, 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?
Standing on the edge of a vast badlands landscape, a Spanish explorer is rumored to have named the area "El Desierto Pintado" (The Painted Desert) because the hills looked like they were painted with the colors of the sunset.