At the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve, we will explore southwest archeology, rock art, and the prehistoric cultures of Arizona who left their marks here between 500 and 7,000 years ago.
You are encouraged to think more deeply about history, social studies, cultural diversity, art, desert ecology and geology. The Preserve is the gateway to Arizona’s rich archaeological past, and serves to connect the past to the present. Using the over 1600 petroglyphs, you will learn that rock art is a window to the world of ancient peoples and that there are multiple interpretations for thinking about rock art meaning.
The guided tour is 90 minutes & you will participate in the following activities: • Tour of the museum exhibit • Visit to the petroglyph site & nature preserve • Mesquite pod grinding with manos and metates.
Be sure to wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen & a hat. Bring and drink plenty of water. After the tour, join us for lunch at the nearby Claim Jumper. Let the event leader know if you would like to do lunch by clicking HERE