dig™: Dig: World History and Archeology magazine for kids


Arizona Archaeology Month takes place in March. For more information, visit: http://azstateparks.com/find/calendar.html.

The Elden Pueblo Archaeology Project provides educational programs in archaeological research for school groups and members of the public. Participants in these programs learn about archaeological concepts, skills, laws, and practices by engaging in a variety of archaeological activities. For program information call the Elden Pueblo Program Manager at (928) 527-3452, or go to the website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/coconino/learning/history-culture/?cid=stelprdb5350363.

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park provides visitors an opportunity to explore a 18th century Spanish Fort. Call the Tubac Historical Society at (520) 398-2252 or visit online at: http://ths-tubac.org/presidio.html for more information.

Dankworth Village Outdoor Classroom is an outdoor education program. You can learn about Clovis culture, as well as the Mogollon and Cochise peoples, at this pre-historic site near Safford, AZ. For more information, call the Safford Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management - (928) 348-4400 - or visit online at: http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en.html.

The Old Pueblo Archaeology Center in Tucson has numerous events and activities for children and adults. The Center offers OPEN3 (Old Pueblo Educational Neighborhood), a simulated excavation site for children and adults. For more information call (520) 798-1201, or visit http://www.oldpueblo.org/.

The Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeology Park has an archaeology program for kids, which is held once a month from October to April. The museum also offers the Hohokam Experience summer program (July thru August, ages 3-12). Ages 3 to 6 participate in storytelling programs and ages 7 to 12 participate in weekly program topics such as American Indian people, the Southwest, plants and animals of the desert. Visit the website: http://phoenix.gov/recreation/arts/museums/pueblo/index.html or call the office (602) 495-0901.

Deer Valley Rock Art Center offers guided tours of the museum to learn about petroglyph production, preservation, and interpretation. Then, you can head out on its trail to view some of the 1,500 petroglyphs preserved on the grounds. The Center also offers a summer camp, which includes archaeological fieldwork, for 8 to 11 year olds. For more information, or to schedule a group tour, call (623) 582-8007. You can also visit the website: http://www.asu.edu/clas/shesc/dvrac/.

The Arizona Museum of Natural History, formerly known as the Mesa Southwest Museum, features permanent and changing exhibitions on Arizona and the southwest, from dinosaurs to conquistadors and the old west to the space age. For more information, call 480-644-2230 or visit the website at http://www.azmnh.org/.