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September 2018

Tour of the University of Arizona Tree Ring Laboratory

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bannister Tree Ring Laboratory, 1215 E Lowell St
Tucson, Arizona 85721
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Join us for a tour of the world's first laboratory dedicated to dendrochronology, or tree-ring science. Learn how dendrochronology solved the secrets of the southwest by dating pueblo sites in 1929. What can trees tell us about fire history? What can we learn about past societies from trees? Can trees help us develop strategies for dealing with climate change? Join us as we share the science stories behind these questions and more will be found when you explore the exciting world…

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October 2018

Rock Art of the Silver Creek Area of Arizona

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - October 21 @ 1:00 pm

This trip is still tentative pending approval from relevant land managers. A distinctive and intriguing style of rock art, known as Palavayu Linear Style, is found around Silver Creek in northeast Arizona between Snowflake and Woodruff. Palavayu, a Hopi term meaning “red river,” is a name applied to several style designations of a kind of rock art that is only found in the middle portion of the lower Little Colorado River area. Ghostly figures of beings with rabbit sticks, reptiles,…

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November 2018

Casa Grande Ruins Back Country Tour

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Casa Grande National Monument, 1100 W Ruins Drive
Coolidge, AZ United States
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November is the perfect time to visit the iconic Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, the nation’s first archaeological preserve. On Saturday, November 10, we will 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.”  If AAHS can get a Arizona State Land Department permit, we…

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