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“Cave Creek Canyon Pictographs Tour”

January 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pictographs in a Cave Creek Canyon cave, photo courtesy of Kelsey Hanson.

On Saturday, January 25, 2020, join Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Cave Creek Canyon Pictographs Tour” with archaeologist Kelsey Hanson, starting at the Chiricahua Desert Museum, US-80 & NM-533 (Portal Road) junction, Rodeo, New Mexico, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Donations are requested. Registrants have the option of visiting the Chiricahua Desert Museum on their own and at their own expense if they arrive early (the museum opens at 9) but need to be ready to go on the tour promptly at 10.

TOUR NEARLY FULL:  Join us in the eastern Chiricahua Mountains in southeastern Arizona for a tour of selected pictograph sites in Cave Creek Canyon. The sites on this tour are excellent examples of the Mogollon Red pictograph style, brimming with anthropomorphs, zoomorphs, and geometric designs painted in beautiful reds, oranges, and blacks. Beginning in Portal, Arizona, we will begin our tour with a short hike to a pictograph site overlooking the mouth of Cave Creek Canyon and the valley beyond. We will take lunch in this scenic spot before walking down to the canyon bottom to view two more pictograph sites, maybe three if time allows. We will use the tour as an opportunity to discuss the content, design styles, and location of pictographs, and implications for our understanding of ancient religious practices and life generally in the Chiricahua Mountains. Be sure to bring sturdy hiking boots, sun protection, plenty of water, and a sack lunch!
Group lodging rates are available Friday January 24 and/or Saturday January 25 at Cave Creek Ranch in Portal.
Reservations and prepayment of donation required by 5 p.m. Wednesday January 22. For more tour information and registration contact Allen Dart at 520-798-1201 or adart@oldpueblo.org.
(For Chiricahua Desert Museum information call 575-557-5757, email desertmuseum@gmail.com, or visit www.chiricahuadesertmuseum.com/.)

Link to flyer: 20200125(v4)CaveCreekCanyonPictographsTourFlyer


January 25, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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