Participants actively engage with ancient tools and techniques, gaining new insight into skills that enabled people to survive and thrive in the challenging landscapes of the Southwest. Those insights draw participants into deeper understanding of the significance of archaeological sites and artifacts, which represent tens of thousands of human lives lived in this region.
A big-picture question about people’s lives in the distant past drives each Hands-On experience. How did people make and use stone tools? What tools did ancient hunters use? How did people build their homes? How did people hunt animals?
Some topics will be the focus of a class or workshop, and others will be the focus of a presentation. Click here to learn more about current class offerings and to register for classes.
Preservation Archaeologist Allen Denoyer leads our Hands-On Archaeology programming. A skilled replicator of ancient artifacts, Allen has taught ancient technology workshops for two decades. His work has appeared on the television show Mythbusters.