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“Tumamoc Hill Trincheras Site” – Site Tour
December 3, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
On Saturday, December 3, 2016, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center will host the “Tumamoc Hill Trincheras Site” site tour with archaeologists Dr. Paul R. Fish and Dr. Suzanne K. Fish starting in the courtyard of the Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento, Tucson. From 9 a.m. to noon: $25 ($20 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members).
Arizona State Museum archaeologists emeriti Paul and Suzy Fish will lead this tour to the archaeological features on Tumamoc Hill, west of downtown Tucson. In excavations that the Fishes directed on top of this landmark, flat-topped mountain, some of the earliest evidence for maize agriculture was found in association with the hilltop’s ca. 2,000-year-old Native American trincheras features (massive rock-work terraces), and rock-foundation houses and living areas were identified to a slightly later period. There are also ca. 1,000-year-old Hohokam petroglyphs on near the top of Tumamoc Hill. And what a view from the top! The tour is limited to five vehicles on the Tumamoc Hill road so carpooling is required and probably no more than 20 people can attend.
Reservations and prepayment required by 5 p.m. Monday, November 28: 520-798-1201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.