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Join the Center for Archeology and Society at their annual Archeology Festival. The festival celebrates Arizona Archeology Month and Southwest archeology with exhibits from sites and organizations across the state.
Students from Catawba College Honors Program class traveled to Arizona on spring break. The trip began in Phoenix where students were guided through Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve.
During our Friday evening sunset tours, visitors can walk the preserve's quarter-mile nature trail and see more than 1,500 prehistoric petroglyphs in late-day light. It makes for spectacular views and great photo opportunities.
The mystery about why prehistoric people drew pictures on a basalt mountain in northwestern Phoenix continues to intrigue people centuries later. To learn well-researched theories about what was carved in stone and why, visit the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve over the summer.
Over thousands of years, indigenous peoples carved their marks into the boulders of the Hedgpeth Hills, creating the largest concentration of Native American rock art in the Phoenix area. On April 11, the site – considered culturally significant to several Arizona tribes – will be the scene for a festival celebrating contemporary Native culture in the state. Native Now is a free, family-friendly event and longtime tradition of Arizona State University’s Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve.
Join the Center for Archaeology and Society at their annual Archaeology Festival. The festival celebrates Arizona Archaeology Month and Southwest archaeology with exhibits from sites and organizations across the state. The event will be held at the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve at 3711 W. Deer Valley Rd. in Phoenix.
Phoenix City Councilwoman Thelda Williams talks with Richard Toon, Ph.D., Director of the Arizona State University Center for Archaeology and Society about the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve an archaeology museum and 47-acre Sonoran Desert preserve that is home to the largest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in the Phoenix area.
|Arizona State University anthropologist Casandra Hernandez has been named one of Phoenix New Times’ 100 Creatives for 2014|
|Japanese Performance Duo Eiko & Koma Bring Desert Sightings to ASU's Deer Valley Rock Art Center|
|Native Now Festival Artists Talk Indigenous Culture and The Native Identity Today|
|Artifact replicas provide chance to watch pit firing - Recreated vessels transported to ASU’s Deer Valley Rock Art Center, will be fired using an authentic, ancient method|
Watch a video of "Desierto Remix: Performance in the Desert."
The fall 2013 event was a joint production of Arizona State University's Performance in the Borderlands and the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve.
|See a recap of the spring 2014 festival, "Native Now," courtesy of The State Press.|
|Check out this edition of >Cool in Your Zip, featuring host Tray Goodman's behind-the-scenes look at the preserve, courtesy of interpretation and program coordinator Casandra Hernandez.|
|Marlin Watson visits the preserve in Episode 4 of his Archinect Travels.|