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What is archaeology? What do archaeologists do? What do they study? What are they learning in west-central New Mexico?
Archaeology Southwest staff members and students of this year’s Preservation Archaeology field school will share answers to these questions and more at a special children’s program in Gila, New Mexico, on Saturday, June 16, 2012. The program, which is co-hosted by the Gila Valley Library, begins at 10:00 a.m. It will be held at the Gila Community Center.
Stone-tool manufacturing will be demonstrated, and there will be a pottery-making activity.
Directions to the Gila Community Center:
Leave Highway 180 at Cliff and get on NM 211. Follow that over Duck Creek, and about a mile later, over the Gila River. As you come into Gila (with the Church of the Latter-Day Saints on your left), take the right-hand road as it curves south. There is a very colorful art gallery on the other side of the street. On your right you’ll see the HMS medical center, the post office, and finally the Senior Center. Across the street is the Baptist church, pastor’s house, and then the Community Center.