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Winter Solstice Tour to Los Morteros and Picture Rocks Petroglyphs Archaeological Sites

December 21, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Wednesday, December 21, 2022, join Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Winter Solstice Tour to Los Morteros and Picture Rocks Petroglyphs Archaeological Sites” with archaeologist Allen Dart. The tour will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, departing from near Silverbell Road & Linda Vista Blvd. in Marana.

On December 21 at 2:48 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time [9:48 pm Greenwich Mean Time]) the 2022 winter solstice will occur. 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, bedrock mortars, and other archaeological features; 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 800 and 1100 CE. Participants provide their own transportation.

There is a requested donation of $35 per person, due 10 days after reservation request or by 5 pm Monday December 19, whichever is earlier: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.

Caption: Photo of a complex petroglyph array at the Picture Rocks site courtesy of the Picture Rocks Redemptorist Renewal Center

Flyer: 20221221(v2)LosMorteros&PictureRocksWinterSolsticeTour 



December 21, 2022
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Allen Dart


Silverbell Rd/Linda Vista Blvd

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