Burning Down the House
Archaeology Southwest will conduct a controlled burn of a scale-model replica of an Early Agricultural period dwelling. The pithouse is based on an excavated example from the site of Los Pozos near Prince Road and I-10. That house dated to the Cienega phase (800 B.C. to A.D. 50).
Here is a two-page flyer about the model and the experiment (opens as a PDF).
Archaeologists will collect data during and after the burn. In time, they will excavate the burned remains in the hope that this will inform on archaeological excavation and interpretation of similar features.
Our partners for this event include Oro Valley Parks and Recreation Department, Oro Valley Historical Society, and Golder Ranch Fire District.
Are you a member? Join us for a special members-only breakfast beforehand. Contact Kathleen by phone at (520) 882-6946 x26 or by email for details and to RSVP.
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