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University Indian Ruin Archaeology Education Tour

November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Photo of the excavated “Bison Room” at University Indian Ruin, courtesy of Paul and Suzanne Fish.

NOW FULL – WAITING LIST AVAILABLE. On Saturday November 2, 2019 from 10 a.m. to noon, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “University Indian Ruin Archaeology Education Tour” will be held with Professors Suzanne K. Fish and Paul R. Fish. This tour will meet at 7053 E Tanque Verde Rd., in Tucson. There is a $25 requested donation ($20 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members).

This tour will visit the preserved portion of the University Indian Ruin, which was one of the most prominent Hohokam platform-mound community centers between A.D. 1200 and 1450. Located in northeastern Tucson, University Indian Ruin became a location for training students in the University of Arizona’s Department of Archaeology and was extensively excavated in the 1930s under eminent archaeologists Byron Cummings, Emil Haury, and Julian Hayden. The University of Arizona School of Anthropology Archaeological Field School resumed fieldwork at the site in 2010, conducting controlled surface artifact collections over the 13-acre archaeological preserve and excavating some of the site’s residential architecture. The Fishes, who directed the 2010 excavations, will lead this tour and share their insights into the site’s importance for understanding the Hohokam Classic period, a time of substantial culture change in southern Arizona. Carpooling may be required. Bring drinking water and wear comfortable walking shoes.
Limited spaces available. Reservations and donation prepayment required by 5 p.m. Thursday October 31. 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.
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November 2, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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