Thursday, February 28, 2008

March is Arizona archaeology and heritage awareness month

[Source: Doug Kreutz, Daily Star] -- We live in a state with deep, dramatic human roots — and Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month offers an opportunity to connect with people of the distant past. Events throughout March range from a two-day Archaeology Expo in Tucson to lectures and tours of historic sites around the state. “The Archaeology Expo provides an opportunity for the public to interact with archaeologists, learn about the archaeology of Arizona and help promote the preservation of Arizona’s past,” said Carol Griffith, deputy state historic preservation officer. “There will be numerous exhibits, hands-on activities for adults and children, and tours of local prehistoric and historic archaeological sites.” Look for detailed information on the Expo and two other events in the Tucson area on the Arizona State Parks website.