Archaeology Month

Archaeology Month Events
Ranger Bart helps kids make take-home plant pots out of newspaper.

NPS Photo

 

Every March, the archaeologists of the Flagstaff Area National Monuments celebrate Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness month with events, lectures, walks, and activities for kids. Archaeologists have recorded over 3,000 sites in the Flagstaff Area National Monuments - Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater Volcano, and Wupatki - some with artifacts more than 10,000 years old. Archaeology Month offers archaeologists a rare opportunity to share their knowledge and experience directly with the public, and inspire the next generation of park stewards.

Arizona Archaeology And Heritage Awareness Month is sponsored by the Arizona State Parks. State, local, federal, and private groups all take part in hosting events around the state.

 
 

Flagstaff Area National Monuments
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To make reservations contact Ian Hough by calling 928-526-1157 x233 or by sending an e-mail with this link.

Public information at https://azstateparks.com/archy

Wupatki Ancestral Pueblo Discovery Hike
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Join a ranger and archeologist for an educational hike into the backcountry of Wupatki National Monument. Reservations required, limit 15. This program is suitable for children and families; not wheelchair accessible. Meet at Wupatki National Monument Visitor Center.

Sunset Crater Volcano Discovery Hike

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 10:00 p.m.–12:00 p.m. Join a Ranger for a fascinating discovery hike at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. Bring water, comfortable walking shoes, and warm clothes. Reservations required, limit 15. This program is suitable for children and families; not wheelchair accessible. Meet at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Visitor Center, 6082 Sunset Crater Road. Regular entrance fees apply.

Archaeology Craft Day at Wupatki National Monument

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. This program is suitable for children and families. Meet at Wupatki National Monument Visitor Center, 25137 N. Wupatki Loop Rd. Regular entrance fees apply.


Walnut Canyon Preservation Day

Saturday, March 31, 2018, 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Join NPS archeologists at the Walnut Canyon Visitor Center, and experience how archeologists preserve and protect ancient architectural remains. Archeologists will demonstrate stabilization and have hands-on activities including mixing mortar, stabilizing wall stones, and building a demonstration wall. This program is suitable for children and families and is wheelchair accessible. Meet at Walnut Canyon Visitor Center, 3 Walnut Canyon Rd. Travel east on Interstate 40; take Exit 204 south and drive another 3 miles. Regular entrance fees apply.

Last updated: March 14, 2018

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