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Contact: Eric Schreiner, 928-467-2241
Roosevelt, AZ- Join experimental archaeologist Zack Curcija and learn how the Salado made arrows, used yucca fibers for textiles, attached turquoise into a mosaic jewelry, and made shell ornaments. Demonstrations will be held at the visitor center.
Saturday, August 5- 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM: Arrow Making
Saturday, August 26- 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM: Yucca fiber textiles
Saturday, September 2- 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM: Turquoise mosaic jewlery
Saturday, September 23- 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM: Shell ornaments
These elaborate items that Curcija recreates are based on original artifacts found in this area and many examples are on display at the Monument's Visitor Center. Tonto National Monument protects two cliff dwellings built by the Salado people over 700 years ago.
Established as a national monument in 1907 by President Teddy Roosevelt, the cliff dwellings were part of the early archaeological preservation movement in America. The Monument is open daily from 8 am to 5 pm, except December 25.
For more information on planning your trip, call (928) 467-2241 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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