Mudslinging activities were a great success at PGM last Saturday! October 22, marked the first National Archaeology Day, an annual celebration of archaeology and the thrill of discovery, established by the Archaeology Institute of America (AIA). The Central Arizona Society of AIA came to PGM to help with the monthly maintenance of the Pueblo Grande platform mound. Routine stabilization maintenance activities are performed by the PGM Mudslingers one Saturday per month from September through May. The Mudslingers, a volunteer group, was originally created by the Southwestern Archaeological Team (SWAT). Jim Britton, group leader, eventually developed the group into a separate entity, naming it the “PGM Mudslingers.” It now consists of volunteers from various organizations as well as members of the public. Jim has been instrumental in maintaining the Pueblo Grande ruins for the past 18 years.
Posted By Laurene Montero, City Archaeologist