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Upper San Pedro Valley Paleoindian, Petroglyphs, and Historic Sites Tour

November 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Mammoth remains excavated at the Naco Mammoth archaeological site in 1952, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona photo courtesy of Vance Holliday.

Photo by Ron Stewart of some petroglyphs along the BLM’s interpretive trail at the Millville historic and prehistoric site.

TOUR FULL – WAITING LIST. On Saturday November 16, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., join us for the “Upper San Pedro Valley Paleoindian, Petroglyphs, and Historic Sites” educational tour with Professor Vance T. Holliday and members of the Naco Heritage Alliance and Friends of the San Pedro River, starting in Whetstone, Arizona.
The tour starts at the Chevron station in Whetstone, Arizona, located at the AZ-90/AZ-82 intersection about 19 miles south of Benson (actual Chevron address is 2222 AZ-90, Huachuca City, AZ), travels through Sierra Vista, Naco, Bisbee, and Tombstone, and ends at Fairbank Townsite. There is a $45 requested donation ($36 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members).
University of Arizona Professor of Anthropology Vance T. Holliday and members of the Naco Heritage Alliance (NHI) and Friends of the San Pedro River (FOTSPR) are Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s guides for this trip to prehistoric and historic sites in the upper San Pedro River valley. Professor Holliday, an expert on the earliest humans in the Americas, leads our hike to the Murray Springs Clovis-culture site and will point out and discuss the Lehner and Naco mammoth-kill sites (also Clovis era). After lunch our NHI collaborator Rebecca Orozco, instructor in history and anthropology at the University of Arizona-Sierra Vista and Cochise College, will show us around the historic Camp Naco Cavalry Barracks that were used by the Buffalo Soldiers 100 years ago. Later in the afternoon, FOTSPR’s Richard Bauer will guide us on a 1.8-mile-roundtrip trail to the Millville historic ore-processing mill ruins and prehistoric petroglyphs and, if time allows, FOTSPR’s Ron Stewart will show us some of the historic buildings the Fairbank Townsite ghost town.
Reservations and prepayment required by 5 p.m. Wednesday November 13. 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.
        IF YOU WOULD LIKE US TO EMAIL YOU A FLYER with color photos about the above-listed activity send an email to info@oldpueblo.org with “Send November 16 Paleoindian tour flyer” in your email subject line.


November 16, 2019
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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