Archaeology making the news – a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
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– Archaeological site yields dental surprise: Thousands of years before screen idols began beautifying themselves with cosmetic dentistry ancient Mexicans were getting ceremonial dentures. Researchers report Wednesday that they found a 4,500-year-old burial in Mexico that had the oldest known example of dental work in the Americas.
http://tinyurl.com/rk5kp (USA Today)
Destination: Arizona: Look beyond the sprawl and congestion of this desert state with books from Wallace Stegner, Geronimo and Barbara Kingsolver — and an unlikely guide to the Grand Canyon.
Kids take history lesson from museum program: Spinning cotton by hand, reading pictographs and weaving paper baskets were all in a day’s fun for kids learning about the ancient Hohokam Indians at the Tempe Historical Museum.
http://tinyurl.com/nev2r (Arizona Republic)
New trail a walk of ages: Work began last weekend on a new Colossal Cave Mountain Park attraction that will give visitors a glimpse of how ancient inhabitants of the area lived.
Acoma Pueblo’s new cultural center preserves community’s rich history: The new Sky City Cultural Center and Haak’u Museum recently opened its doors in celebration, with Acoma Pueblo reclaiming treasures, showcasing arts and crafts, and offering opportunities in everything from traditional bread making to learning from Acoma scholars.
Festival offers glimpse into Rio Nuevo’s future: The future will come alive Saturday for the showpiece of Rio Nuevo: the Cultural Plaza that will feature a rebuilt Mission San Agustin and possibly a towering Arizona Science Center Rainbow Bridge.