FREE Archaeology Month Evening Lecture Series, 6:30 PM Mills 326 Café, 326 West Route 66, Williams, Arizona. Limited seating, please call ahead for reservations, 928-635-5600. To order food ahead of time call, 928-635-0777.
· March 5: (Williams and Tusayan Ranger District Archaeologist Neil Weintraub) –Williams Youth Conservation Corps: Getting’ Dirty Preserving Kaibab National Forest Historic Sites. This presentation will discuss the history of how the Williams Youth Conservation Corps has helped to protect and enhance dozens of prehistoric and historic archaeological sites on the Williams Ranger District.
· March 19: (Kaibab National Forest Archaeologist Margaret Hangan and Neil Weintraub) – History of Kaibab National Forest Managed Fires and Cultural Resource Protection Efforts during the Summer 2014 Sitgreaves Fire. For the past decade when conditions are appropriate during monsoon season, the Kaibab National Forest fire staff has managed wild fires across large portions of its fire adapted landscape. Archaeologists will discuss how Kaibab National Forest fire staff managed the summer 2014 Sitgreaves Fire to treat a steep mountain landscape while protecting and reducing fuels on dozens of significant cultural resources.
Archaeology Month (March 14 and March 28) FREE Saturday 2 PM Hikes to Keyhole Sink Petroglyphs
Kaibab archaeologists will also lead FREE educational hikes to the Keyhole Sink Petroglyph site at 2 PM on March 14 and March 28. Meet at the Oak Hill Snow Play area, 4 miles west of Parks Arizona on the south side of Route 66. From Flagstaff, take I-40 west to exit 178, turn right at top of ramp and then left on to Route 66. Drive about 4 miles west to the Oak Hill Snow Play Area. From Williams, drive east on I-40 to Exit 171 and at top of off ramp make a right and then another right onto Route 66. Drive east on 66 about 2 miles to the Oak Hill Snow Play Area. Bring boots and warm clothing as this ¾ mile hike each way will take place whether there is rain, snow or sun. Be prepared to get wet as a waterfall often cascades off the lava flow requiring crossings in ankle deep water to access the petroglyphs. Please call ahead for reservations, 928-635-5600.
Contact Person: Neil Weintraub; 928-635-5647, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lectures are Wheelchair Accessible, petroglyphs are not.