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Autumn Equinox Tour of Los Morteros and Picture Rocks Petroglyphs Archaeological Sites

September 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Photo by Tom Herrick of equinox “sun dagger” on spiral petroglyph at Picture Rocks site, Pima County, Arizona.

On Monday, September 23, 2019, join Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Autumn Equinox Tour of Los Morteros and Picture Rocks Petroglyphs Archaeological Sites” with archaeologist Allen Dart, departing from near Silverbell Road & Linda Vista Blvd. in Marana, Arizona. Time: 8 a.m. to noon. A $25 donation is requested ($20 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members).

The 2019 autumnal equinox occurs on September 22 at 6:54 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (Sept. 23 at 1:54 a.m. GMT). To celebrate this celestial event, archaeologist Allen Dart (Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s executive director) leads this tour to Los Morteros, an ancient village site that includes a Hohokam ballcourt and bedrock mortars, and to Picture Rocks, where ancient petroglyphs include a solstice and equinox calendar marker, dancing human-like figures, whimsical animals, and other rock symbols made by Hohokam Indians between A.D. 650 and 1450. LIMITED TO 32 PEOPLE.
Reservations and donation prepayment required by 5 p.m. Saturday September 21: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.


September 23, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Allen Dart


Los Morteros and Picture Rocks
Depart from NE corner of Silverbell Rd/Linda Vista Blvd. in Marana, AZ
Marana, AZ, AZ United States
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