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Mission Garden: Friends of Tucson's Birthplace
946 W Mission Ln, Tucson, AZ 85745


Sep 24 2022


8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mission Garden Archaeology Day

On September 24 Mission Garden will inaugurate this fall’s interactive Archaeology Days, taking place each fourth Saturday of the month through spring.

Fourth Saturday Archaeology Days are an expansion of the Hands-on Archaeology programs at Mission Garden in past years.

This season we will once again have Allen Denoyer of Archaeology Southwest doing Hands-on Archaeology. This program allows kids of all ages to try out fascinating ancient technologies. It might be etching shell, or painting with natural pigments, or throwing spears with atl-atls.

In addition, this year Old Pueblo Archaeology Center will also be represented on these fourth Saturday events, also presenting interactive programs about things like pinch pots, pendants, cordage, and petroglyphs. We’re so glad to add OPAC to this season’s Archaeology Days programs!

John Palacio, a local rock art expert, will be joining this event as well. He does amazing rock art reproductions in an attempt to promote conservation of historic sites with petroglyphs and pictographs.

Event is free with suggested $5 donation at the garden entrance.


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