What We Do: Events

Current Events

Archaeology Southwest hosts or participates in events throughout the year.


Upcoming Events

Cienega Pithouse

Burning Down the House

April 30, 2017 10:00 am

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 […]

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Adriel Heisey

From Above Opening Reception

May 20, 2017 11:00 am

The Salmon Ruins Museum will be hosting an opening reception for From Above: Images of a Storied Land, an exhibit developed by Archaeology Southwest in partnership with the Albuquerque Museum. The exhibit features the large format works of renowned aerial photographer Adriel Heisey. All are welcome to attend the opening reception on May 20th at […]

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Past Events

Cienega Pithouse

Burning Down the House

April 30, 2017 10:00 am

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 […]

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Pilot Pithouse

Second Saturday at Steam Pump Ranch

April 8, 2017 9:00 am
Visit with Archaeology Southwest's ancient technology expert, Allen Denoyer, at Oro Valley's 2nd Saturday Events at Steam Pump Ranch. Allen will demonstrate how ancient people made stone tools and discuss work on our experimental Hohokam pithouse. more...

Tucson Festival of Books

Archaeology Southwest at the Tucson Festival of Books

March 11, 2017 9:30 am

Stop by booth 114 to see Allen Denoyer demonstrating Hands-On Archaeology and to purchase Archaeology Southwest Magazine. The Tucson Festival of Books will be held on Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12, 2017, on the beautiful University of Arizona campus in Tucson, Arizona. The Festival enters its ninth year as one of the premier literary […]

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Archaeology Southwest Magazine

Archaeology Southwest at the 2017 AZ Archaeology Expo

March 4, 2017 10:00 am

Each year in March, Arizona celebrates Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month. The main event is the Archaeology Expo. The Expo offers attractions for history and archaeology buffs. The event will be held at the Himdag Ki Museum in Topawa (south of Sells) on March 4, 2017. The Expo is free and open to the public. Come […]

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Cienega Pithouse

Burning Down the House

January 16, 2017 9:00 am

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER Due to forecasts of rain, we will unfortunately be canceling our pithouse burn, originally scheduled for  Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. We will be rescheduling the event soon, so check back for more details! Archaeology Southwest will conduct a controlled burn of a scale-model replica of an Early Agricultural […]

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Pithouse

Fall Festival at Steam Pump Ranch

November 12, 2016 9:00 am
Visit with Archaeology Southwest's ancient technology expert, Allen Denoyer, on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at Oro Valley's Fall Festival at Steam Pump Ranch. Allen will demonstrate how ancient people made stone tools and discuss work on our experimental Hohokam pithouses, which are located at Steam Pump Ranch. more...

Pilot Pithouse

Second Saturday at Steam Pump Ranch

October 8, 2016 9:00 am
Visit with Archaeology Southwest's ancient technology expert, Allen Denoyer, at Oro Valley's 2nd Saturday Events at Steam Pump Ranch. Allen will demonstrate how ancient people made stone tools and discuss work on our experimental Hohokam pithouse. more...

Karen and Allen

Face to Face

September 22, 2016 3:30 pm

Tucson-area teens can meet Preservation Archaeologists Karen Schollmeyer and Allen Denoyer at Face to Face, a program at Pima County’s Joel D. Valdez Main Library, on Thursday, September 22, 2016, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. For more information, click here.

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Pilot Pithouse

Second Saturday at Steam Pump Ranch

September 10, 2016 9:00 am
Visit with Archaeology Southwest's ancient technology expert, Allen Denoyer, at Oro Valley's 2nd Saturday Events at Steam Pump Ranch. Allen will demonstrate how ancient people made stone tools and discuss work on our experimental Hohokam pithouse. more...

2016 Pecos Conference

August 5, 2016 8:00 am

Stop by Archaeology Southwest’s booth at this year’s Pecos Conference. Deputy Director Linda Pierce and other staff members would love to say HI to our members and friends.

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Aaron Wright

Preservation Archaeology Field School Lecture Series: Aaron Wright

July 2, 2016 7:00 pm

The public is welcome to join the Preservation Archaeology Field School for public lectures at its headquarters in Cliff, New Mexico. All lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. in the cream-colored building on the north side of 180 just east of Shields Canyon Road and the highway yard. Saturday, July 2: Dr. Aaron Wright, The Great […]

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Bayard Atlatl Throwing

Hands-On Archaeology at the Bayard Library

June 30, 2016 10:00 am

Join ancient technologies expert Allen Denoyer for some Hands-on Archaeology at the Bayard, New Mexico, public library from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on June 30, 2016.

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Preservation Archaeology Field School Lecture Series: Diane Austin

June 27, 2016 7:00 pm

The public is welcome to join the Preservation Archaeology Field School for public lectures at its headquarters in Cliff, New Mexico. All lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. in the cream-colored building on the north side of 180 just east of Shields Canyon Road and the highway yard. Monday, June 27: Dr. Diane Austin, Applied Anthropology […]

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Learning to Throw and Atlatl

2016 Archaeology Fair

June 25, 2016 10:00 am

Meet with the staff and students of the 2016 Preservation Archaeology Field School to share information about people’s lives in the Upper Gila River region in the distant past. The event will be held at the Gila River Farm, a property owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy. Directions: Take Hwy. 180 approximately 30 miles […]

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Karen Measuring Specimen

Preservation Archaeology Field School Lecture Series: Karen Schollmeyer

June 21, 2016 7:00 pm

The public is welcome to join the Preservation Archaeology Field School for public lectures at its headquarters in Cliff, New Mexico. All lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. in the cream-colored building on the north side of 180 just east of Shields Canyon Road and the highway yard. Tuesday, June 21: Dr. Karen Schollmeyer, 1,000 Years […]

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Preservation Archaeology Field School Lecture Series: Mary Ownby

June 12, 2016 7:00 pm

The public is welcome to join the Preservation Archaeology Field School for public lectures at its headquarters in Cliff, New Mexico. All lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. in the cream-colored building on the north side of 180 just east of Shields Canyon Road and the highway yard. Sunday, June 12: Dr. Mary Ownby, Petrographic Analysis […]

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Katherine A. Dungan

Preservation Archaeology Field School Lecture Series: Katherine Dungan

June 10, 2016 7:00 pm

The public is welcome to join the Preservation Archaeology Field School for public lectures at its headquarters in Cliff, New Mexico. All lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. in the cream-colored building on the north side of 180 just east of Shields Canyon Road and the highway yard. Friday, June 10: Dr. Katherine Dungan, Great Kivas […]

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Obsidian Nodules

Preservation Archaeology Field School Lecture Series: Steven Shackley

June 7, 2016 7:00 pm

The public is welcome to join the Preservation Archaeology Field School for public lectures at its headquarters in Cliff, New Mexico. All lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. in the cream-colored building on the north side of 180 just east of Shields Canyon Road and the highway yard. Sunday, June 7: Dr. Steven Shackley, Obsidian and […]

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Archaeology Southwest Magazine

Archaeology Southwest at the Festival of Books

March 12, 2016 9:00 am
Come visit us at booth 220 at Tucson's signature Festival of Books, March 12 and 13, 2016, on the University of Arizona campus. more...

Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde: Cultural Landscapes At‐Risk

December 5, 2015 2:00 pm

A Conversation with Archaeologists, Native Americans, and Other Experts When: December 5, 2015, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Where: Hibben Center, Maxwell Museum, University of New Mexico, 450 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. Archaeology Southwest and the National Trust for Historic Preservation announce a public forum addressing ongoing efforts to protect the fragile Greater Chaco and Mesa Verde landscapes. A […]

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