Archaeology making the news – a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
– Hopi festival in Flagstaff, Frontier Days in Prescott: In Flagstaff, this weekend marks the 73rd annual Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture. You’ll hear drumming and other Native American music, see presentations of Native dress, dance and art, and have the chance to browse through booths that feature pots, carvings, jewelry and painting. Or take a walk down the nature trail accompanied by a Hopi medicine woman. If all the activity leaves you feeling hungry, stop for a bite of Hopi bread baked in an outdoor oven. The festival is at the Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N. Fort Valley Road. It’s Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adult admission is $7. 1-(928)-774-5213.
http://tinyurl.com/k4upq (Arizona Republic)
– Despite closures, Summer in Sandias program continues: The Cibola National Forest has closed some recreation areas. But forest officials say the Sandia Ranger District is still offering programs through its Summer in the Sandias. The programs include tours all summer to the Tijeras Pueblo archaeological site behind the ranger station.
– Tour of the Ancients: Part of Fran Mainella’s three-day trip to the Four Corners was to get a chance to meet a few of the 20,000 employees who keep the National Park Service running each year and see firsthand a handful of the 390 park units she oversees.
http://tinyurl.com/kqqv2 (Cortez Journal)
– Quilts represent Mesa Verde park: In a refurbished mess hall that was used by the Depression- era Civilian Conservation Corps, handmade quilts representing the the spectacular scenery of Mesa Verde and its ancient inhabitants hang in neat rows. The quilts are part of a four-day centennial celebration starting today, 100 years ago to the day when President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Mesa Verde a national park.
http://tinyurl.com/keymg (Rocky Mountain News)
– Mesa Verde plans centennial events: On June 29, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt established Mesa Verde National Park to “preserve the works of man,” the first national park of its kind. Now, 100 years later, Mesa Verde celebrates its centennial year and offers an unparalleled time to reflect and learn from its past achievements as it looks towards the future. The weekend highlights include Native American dances and craft demonstrations; stagecoach rides; a quilt show; live musical entertainment; and special twilight tours of Cliff Palace, the largest cliff dwelling in North America.
http://tinyurl.com/g7fx3 (Cortez Journal)
– Mesa Verde’s 100th birthday is today: In a proud moment for Colorado, today marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of Mesa Verde National Park.
http://tinyurl.com/fm76n (Durango Herald)
– CALL FOR EXHIBITORS – We are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Antiquities Act. Join the Bureau of Land Management and friends at the Arizona Antiquities Centennial Festival, Saturday October 21, 2006 from 9 AM to 4 PM. The Festival will be hosted at the Horseshoe Ranch in the heart of the Agua Fria National Monument north of Phoenix. Exhibitors will have a table under exhibitor tents at the Horseshoe Headquarters. There are no exhibitor fees for this event. Hope you can join us. For more information and a registration form, contact Kathy Pedrick at 602-417-9235, Kathy_Pedrick@blm.gov or Kim Flanders at 602-906-5628.