Hands-On Archaeology

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Kate Sarther Gann
Communications Coordinator
(520) 882-6946, ext. 16

2020
03
Jul

Hands-On Archaeology: How to Make a Discoidal Cutting Tool

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (July 3, 2020)—This project involved flintknapping, whittling, and drilling. I started with a roughly circular piece of rhyolite I’d gathered in Mule Creek, New Mexico. I flaked it into a biface, then thinned it so t...
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2020
26
May

Continuing Coverage: Feds Extend Deadline for Greater Chaco Comments to September 25

Dear Friends, Good news in today’s headline—Interior Secretary Bernhardt did the right thing. The deadline to comment on the revised management plan for Greater Chaco has been extended to September 25. Paul Reed has updated our information on making and submitting those comments. You can revi...
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2020
26
May

Hands-On Archaeology: Making a Metate

Keenan Montoya, Pima Community College (May 26, 2020)—Being given the opportunity to work during this challenging time is quite a privilege, for which I thank Archaeology Southwest and the Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC). I am a Pima Community College student with a work ...
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2020
19
May

Continuing Coverage: Feds’ Refusal to Postpone Chaco Deadline Fuels Outrage

Dear Friends, Do you need a pick-me-up? Today I offer two. First, your weekly bird note. This began with my friend and colleague John Welch, who directs Archaeology Southwest’s Landscape and Site Preservation Program. (If you missed John’s Archaeology Café Online two weeks ago, you can ca...
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2020
09
May

Postponed: Hands-On Archaeology at Steam Pump Ranch

UPDATE (3/16/2020): Hands-On Archaeology is canceling its presence at this event for the time being. Learn more.  Join us for Hands-On Archaeology activities at Second Saturday events at Oro Valley AZ’s historic Steam Pump Ranch. The program takes place outside of our replica Hohokam pithouse ...
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2020
25
Apr

Postponed: Hands-On Archaeology at Mission Garden

UPDATE (3/16/2020): Hands-On Archaeology is canceling its presence at this event for the time being. Learn more.  Join ancient technologies expert Allen Denoyer for our Hands-On Archaeology program at Mission Garden, Tucson's birthplace. Explore our replica pithouse and learn about ancient techn...
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2020
11
Apr

Postponed: Hands-On Archaeology at Steam Pump Ranch

UPDATE (3/16/2020): Hands-On Archaeology is canceling its presence at this event for the time being. Learn more.  Join us for Hands-On Archaeology activities at Second Saturday events at Oro Valley AZ’s historic Steam Pump Ranch. The program takes place outside of our replica Hohokam pithouse ...
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2020
04
Apr

Postponed: How Did People Make and Use Atlatls?

UPDATE (3/16/2020): This class has been postponed until further notice. Learn more.  In this class, you will make a replica atlatl and an expedient dart. Hunters in the distant past used the atlatl to propel the dart and shaft. Patterned after archaeological examples known from the Southwest, ou...
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2020
28
Mar

Postponed: Hands-On Archaeology at Mission Garden

UPDATE (3/16/2020): Hands-On Archaeology is canceling its presence at this event for the time being. Learn more.  Join ancient technologies expert Allen Denoyer for our Hands-On Archaeology program at Mission Garden, Tucson's birthplace. Explore our replica pithouse and learn about ancient techn...
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2020
14
Mar

Canceled: Hands-On Archaeology at Steam Pump Ranch

UPDATE, March 13, 2020: this event has been canceled. Join us for Hands-On Archaeology activities at Second Saturday events at Oro Valley AZ’s historic Steam Pump Ranch. The program takes place outside of our replica Hohokam pithouse at the Heritage Garden. Come learn about ancient technologies...
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2020
22
Feb

Postponed: Hands-On Archaeology at Mission Garden

UPDATE (3/16/2020): Hands-On Archaeology is canceling its presence at this event for the time being. Learn more.  Join ancient technologies expert Allen Denoyer for our Hands-On Archaeology program at Mission Garden, Tucson's birthplace. Explore our replica pithouse and learn about ancient techn...
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2020
08
Feb

Postponed: Hands-On Archaeology at Steam Pump Ranch

UPDATE (3/16/2020): Hands-On Archaeology is canceling its presence at this event for the time being. Learn more.  Join us for Hands-On Archaeology activities at Second Saturday events at Oro Valley AZ’s historic Steam Pump Ranch. The program takes place outside of our replica Hohokam pithouse ...
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