Archaeology making the news … a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
– Tucson archaeologist wins national honor: Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh, a preservation archaeologist with Tucson-based, nonprofit Center for Desert Archaeology, has been selected as one of eight visiting scholars with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, based in Cambridge, Mass.
– Pueblo Grande Museum Seeking Docent Candidates: Pueblo Grande Museum is looking for volunteer docents, or tour guides, to lead museum visitors around the facilities and introduce them to the prehistoric Hohokam, archaeology and various other topics.
– County creates brochure for cultural attractions: Libraries and cultural attractions are the focus of a comprehensive brochure being prepared by Gila County. “We are creating a beautiful brochure to promote libraries and cultural institutions in Gila County,” Jacque Griffin, library director and assistant county manager, said.
– Changing face of state’s tourism: Colorado once depended on mountain scenery to lure visitors, but the tourism sector is looking to attract travelers with more varied interests – everyone from history buffs to foodies to birding fanatics
– Spear-throwing event at Deer Lodge: Participants from the World Atlatl Association will meet at the Old Montana Prison is Deer Lodge at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday for the “Fall Hunt” atlatl throw competition.
– Free entry to Casa Grande Ruins Saturday: Casa Grande Ruins National Monument at Coolidge will waive entry fees Saturday in honor of National Public Lands Day. Paige Baker said the fee waiver is the National Parks Service’s way of showing appreciation for the fees paid by the visiting public the rest of the year.
– Hike, bike and peer over the rim for free Saturday: Visitors can get into several Flagstaff area national monuments for free.