FEBRUARY 5, 2014

5th Annual Spur Cross Archaeology Expo, March 1

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Desert Foothills Chapter and Cave Creek Museum cosponsor the annual Spur Cross Archaeology Expo on March 1. The Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area event in Cave Creek is open from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. enabling the public to learn about the area’s archaeology through hikes, booths, gold panning, and other live demonstrations.

Participants include Arizona Archeological Society – Desert Foothills Chapter, Cave Creek Museum, Desert Awareness Group, Desert Foothills Land Trust and Verde Valley Archaeology Center.

Highlighted activities include a gold panning demonstration from the Cave Creek Museum Stamp Mill Team, a live pottery making demonstration by Glen Dotson and flint knapping. Tonto archaeologist Scott Wood is a featured speaker. There are children’s activities and crafts, as well as the ability to handle prehistoric artifacts. Hikes are scheduled throughout the day with varying degrees of difficulty, some of which include archaeological sites within Spur Cross.

Bring the entire family! Spur Cross Conservation Area is 4 1/2 miles north of Cave Creek’s main downtown district. From Cave Creek Road, turn North onto Spur Cross Road. Although the Expo is free, there is a $3/adult park entrance fee. Children under 16 and those with Maricopa County Park or Spur Cross passes are free.

Please check the Arizona Archaeology Society (AAS) website www.azarchsoc.org under “events” for the complete schedule of speakers and hikes.

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