Thursday, March 5, 2015

15th Annual Ancient Technology Day


Come to Pueblo Grande Museum for the 15th Annual Ancient Technology Day on March 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a hands-on experience, fun for the whole family. Visitors can try their hand at throwing an atlatl (spear), creating their own stone pendant, weaving their own cloth, and sample roasted agave slow-cooked the traditional way, in an earthen oven.  Artists will be on hand to demonstrate how the Hohokam people used various technologies such as flintknapping (making of arrowheads), pottery, shell jewelry, weaving and more!  Experts in historic technologies will demonstrate skills from the Pioneer Days of Arizona such as cotton spinning, print making, and blacksmithing!
 
Ancient Technology Day is a free event recognized as both an official Arizona Scitech Festival Signature Event and an Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month event. In addition to hands-on demonstrations, families can enjoy free craft activities and games, where they can practice their new ancient and historic technology skills.

Tours of the platform mound, preservation demonstrations, and tours of the Park of Four Waters, where visitors can walk through the remains of prehistoric hohokam canals, will be available throughout the day. Fry bread will also be available for purchase!

Admission is free all day and includes the event, museum admission, and all tours.  For more information about this event visit www.pueblogrande.com or call the Museum at 602-495-0901.

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