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“Winter Solstice Tour of Los Morteros and Picture Rocks Petroglyphs Archaeological Sites”
December 21, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Winter Solstice Tour of Los Morteros and Picture Rocks Petroglyphs Archaeological Sites” with archaeologist Allen Dart will be held on Monday, December 21, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This tour will depart from near Silverbell Road & Linda Vista Blvd. in Marana, Arizona. There is a $30 donation requested ($24 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum members) helps cover Old Pueblo’s tour expenses and supports its education programs about archaeology and traditional cultures.
The 2020 winter solstice occurs on December 21 at 3:02 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (10:02 a.m. GMT). To explore ancient people’s recognition of solstices and other calendrical events, archaeologist Allen Dart (Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s executive director) leads this tour to Los Morteros, an ancient village site that includes a Hohokam ballcourt and bedrock mortars, and to Picture Rocks, where ancient petroglyphs include a solstice and equinox calendar marker, dancing human-like figures, whimsical animals, and other rock symbols made by Hohokam Indians between 650 and 1450 CE. Participants provide their own transportation. LIMITED TO 32 PEOPLE.
Donations are due 10 days after reservation request or by 5 p.m. Saturday December 19, whichever is earlier: 520-798-1201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.