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Winter Solstice Tour to Los Morteros and Picture Rocks Petroglyphs Archaeological Sites
December 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
TOUR FILLED – WAITING LIST On Tuesday, December 21, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to noon, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Winter Solstice Tour to Los Morteros and Picture Rocks Petroglyphs Archaeological Sites” with archaeologist Allen Dart will be taking place. This tour will depart from near Silverbell Road & Linda Vista Blvd. in Marana, Arizona. There is a requested donation of $30 donation ($24 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum members), which helps to cover Old Pueblo’s tour expenses and supports its education programs about archaeology and traditional cultures.
The 2021 winter solstice occurs on December 21 at 8:59 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (3:59 p.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, 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. LIMITED TO 32 PEOPLE. Donations are due 10 days after reservation request or by 5 p.m. Sunday December 19, whichever is earlier: 520-798-1201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo caption: Photo of a complex petroglyph array at the Picture Rocks site courtesy of the Picture Rocks Redemptorist Renewal Center.