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“Rock Art and Archaeology of Ventana Cave” Tour

February 16, 2019 @ 6:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ancient pictographs at Ventana Cave.

On Saturday, February 16, 2019 join Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Rock Art and Archaeology of Ventana Cave” car-caravan educational tour with archaeologist Allen Dart, departing at 6:00 am from Tucson at the Park & Ride parking lot at I-10 and Ruthrauff Rd. (northeast corner of the I-10 westbound Frontage Road at Exit 252) or at 7:00 a.m. on the east (front) side of the McDonalds Restaurant at 3160 N. Toltec Rd. in Eloy (accessible from I-10 Exit 203).

Old Pueblo Archaeology Center offers this early-morning carpool tour onto the Tohono O’odham Nation to visit the Ventana Cave National Historic Landmark site. During the Arizona State Museum’s 1940s excavations in the cave, led by archaeologists Emil W. Haury and Julian Hayden, evidence was found for human occupation going back from historic times to around 10,000 years ago. The cave, which actually is a very large rockshelter, also contains pictographs, petroglyphs, and other archaeological features used by Native Americans for thousands of years. Tour leaves Tucson at 6 a.m. for best chance to see the pictographs in early morning light. Registrants’ donations will benefit the cultural education programs of the nonprofit Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and of the Tohono O’odham Nation’s Hickiwan and Gu Achi districts.

Reservations and prepayment required by 5 p.m. Wednesday February 13. 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org. Requesting a $45 donation ($36 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members; no charge for members or employees of the Tohono O’odham Nation).



February 16, 2019
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Allen Dart


Park & Ride lot at I-10/Ruthrauff Rd. or 3160 N. Toltec Rd. (Eloy)
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