On March 23rd the 6th annual Archaeology Day will be celebrated at the Grand Canyon. 30 years ago, Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month was created to encourage understanding of the many archaeological sites in Arizona. The Grand Canyon is rich in archaeological sites with 4,300 recorded so far. The day of celebration is intended to help park visitors learn about the people who lived in the Grand Canyon previously and to understand the importance of the archaeological work that has been and is continually being done.
There will be many activities throughout the day. There will be opportunities to make clay pinch pots and split-twig figurines, plant some of the staple foods of the Native Americans who lived here, watch basket weaving and Hopi Kachina carving and view some Navajo Hoop Dances. These are all free and family-friendly activities that visitors can watch or participate in.
There will be a special concluding program in the evening at the Shrine of Ages Auditorium. If you will be visiting on Saturday March 23rd, be sure to join the fun! This will commence a month of activities related to archaeology and the Grand Canyon. For more information visit the Park Service Website.