Experimental Archaeologist Zack Curcija to do Demonstrations at Tonto National Monument on August 5, August 26, September 2, & September 23

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Date: July 31, 2017
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 tont_information@nps.gov.

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