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Tour to the Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill and the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research

July 22, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

TOUR FILLED – WAITING LIST   On Saturday, July 22, 2023, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Archaeology, Paleontology, and Environmental Sciences Laboratories Tour” will meet in the courtyard at Mercado San Agustín, 100 S. Avenida del Convento, Tucson at 8:00 a.m. The tour will end around 12:30 p.m.

This Old Pueblo Archaeology Center summer tour visits two TOO-COOL environmental-science laboratories in Tucson – the Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill and the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research (LTRR), both administered by The University of Arizona (UA). The Tumamoc Desert Laboratory began its existence in 1903 as the Carnegie Desert Botanical Laboratory established by the Carnegie Institution of Washington and is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Tree-Ring Lab also has a venerable record of research in archaeology, astronomy, and environmental sciences, created in 1937 by the founder of dendrochronology as a science: UA Professor of Astronomy Andrew Ellicott Douglass. Tour presenters and guides will include archaeologists Paul and Suzanne Fish, the Tumamoc Lab’s Robert Villa and Lynne Schepartz, and LTRR docent Donna MacEachern. The drive from the Mercado San Agustín meeting place to the Tumamoc Lab is limited to five vehicles so carpooling is required and no more than 20 people can attend. After returning to the Mercado, all participants can take their own vehicles in a caravan to the LTRR.

There is a requested donation of $35 ($28 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Friends of S’edav Va’aki Museum members). Donation prepayments are required 10 days after reservation request or by 5 pm Wednesday July 19, whichever is earlier: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.

Flyer: 20230722(v2)TumamocDesertLab-TreeRingLabTourFlyer

Caption for 1st photo:  Tumamoc Desert Laboratory photo from the Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill website
Caption for 2nd photo: Photo by John Kay of giant sequoia tree cross-section at The University of Arizona’s Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research



July 22, 2023
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Allen Dart


Mercado San Agustin
100 S. Avenida del Convento
Tucson, AZ United States
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