Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ancient Technology Day

Join us for a day of fun at Pueblo Grande Museum for our
Ancient Technology Day
Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 10am to 3pm!

At this years annual Ancient Technology Day, you can participate in hands-on activities such as tossing an atlatl (spear), watch as artists demonstrate pottery making, basket weaving, rock art, flintknapping, and more.

We'll also have free craft activties at different "technology" areas so you can bring home your own shell jewelry, rug weaving or arrowhead!

Pick up some fry bread  for lunch and try some agave, which will be cooked in the traditional way, buried in an underground oven called an horno.

Watch us unearth the cooked agave, cut it up, and then taste it! And see how the Hohokam used the rest of the agave.

This year the Ancient Technology Day event will be part of the Arizona Scitech Festival and, thanks in part to a grant from the Phoenix Suns Charities, we will have even more at this years event! This year you can join our artist in residence group, Radio Healer, as they perform traditional songs using instruments made from modern technology!

We will also be hosting a workshop in which you can create your own instrument using modern everday materials. While here you will also be able to check out other performances such as the Gila Crossings School Basket Dancers and the Phoenix Indian Center Dine (Navajo) singing group. In addition, we will have the Salt River Maricopa Indian Community in the traditional kitchen.


This event is free and open to the public. Museum admission will also be free this day! It is a perfect opportunity to join us! For more information visit our website at or call 602-495-0901.

Posted By Renee Aguilar, Visitor Services Museum Aide

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