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Reprise – Casa Grande Ruins Backcountry Tour

March 9

Due to the tremendous demand for the November 2018 field trip to visit the iconic Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, the nation’s first archaeological preserve, AAHS has arranged with Dr. Douglas Craig and the Monument to repeat the tour in March.  Participants on the first tour raved about the level of interpretation Doug provided and the breadth of access that the Monument allowed. On Saturday,  March 9,  we will again take in the four story “Great House”, built by Hohokam in the 14th century, and then walk into the park’s backcountry area that is normally closed to the visiting public. Highlights include the prehistoric Ballcourt, Compound B, and an ancient roasting pit or “horno.” Dr. Douglas Craig will conduct the tour. He is a senior archaeologist with Northland Research and President of the Friends of Casa Grande Ruins.

Participants must walk approximately 1.5 miles over uneven terrain. The area is not wheelchair accessible. Because the tour is conducted within a fragile archeological area, the NPS limits group size to 15 so this will be a smaller group than usual for AAHS trips.

To register e-mail Chris Sugnet

Details

Date:
March 9
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Organizer

Chris Sugnet
Email:
sugnetc@yahoo.com

Venue

Casa Grande National Monument
1100 W Ruins Drive
Coolidge, AZ United States
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