Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Tuzigoot National Monument is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
On a recent Saturday military kids spent the day learning about the Sinaguan culture that lived at Tuzigoot NM. This is a new partnership between the NPS and Arizona Operation: Military Kids-University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. The youth made digital stories sharing their views of the prehistoric site. They came up with amazing videos - in just one day! Watch to see how the life skills these military kids use every day are the same ones the Sinagua used long ago. Read more
Did You Know?
Because the Arizona Sycamore only grows along constant water sources it is not a good source for dating archaeological sites with tree rings. The Sinagua of Tuzigoot National Monument relied heavily on the native sycamore for support beams and ladders.