Archaeology Day, Saturday 3/23/2013

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Join park rangers at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center to learn more about people who lived here long ago.  Family-friendly activities take place from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  Try your hand at making clay pinch pots and split-twig figurines; sift for artifacts and plant corn, beans and squash.

There will also be cultural dance and handicraft demonstrations throughout the day, and a special evening program at 7:30pm at the Shrine of Ages Auditorium.

Special Evening Program
by Park Archaeologist Ellen Brennan
Shrine of Ages Auditorium: 7:30pm

All activities and programs are free of charge.

Activities for Kids at Visitor Center:
Join the rangers at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center to learn more about people who lived here long ago.  Family friendly hands-on activities take place from 10:00am to 4:00pm (Outdoor activities weather permitting.)

  • Make clay pinch pots
  • Make split-twig figurines
  • “Sift for artifacts”
  • Create rock art on scratch art paper
  • Plant a seed
  • Throw an atlatl

Regularly Scheduled Ranger Programs – Saturday March 23 (With a focus on Archaeology)

  • 10:00 am Rim Nature Walk, at Yavapai Geology Museum – Ty Karlovetz, Park Guide
  • 11:00 am Mather Point Talk, Mather Point Amphitheater – Park Ranger Jennifer Onufer
  • 11:00 am & 1:30pm Tusayan Ruins Walk, Tusayan Museum, Desert View
  • 2:00 pm History Talk, Verkamp’s Visitor Center – Park Guide Marty Martell
  • 7:30 pm Evening Program, Shrine of Ages Auditorium – Park Archaeologist Ellen Brennan, “My Eyes Were Opened, Historical Memory and the Canyon’s Traditionally Associated Tribes.”

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