Children invited to be a junior archaeologist for a day

March 20, 2012

Children eight to 12 years old can learn how to investigate the past during the Junior Archaeologist Field Day at the Deer Valley Rock Art Center on Saturday, April 28. The event goes from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Participants will discover how archaeologists investigate life in the past through fun, hands-on activities at a real archaeological site. They will work as a junior archaeologist in the field, participate in a simulated dig, and learn about ancient skills and technologies. Download Full Image

Registration fee is $12 for Rock Art Center members and $15 for nonmembers. Advance registration is required. Deadline is April 13.

The Junior Archaeologist Field Day fulfills eight of 11 Boy Scout archaeology badge requirements, and all Girl Scout archaeology patch requirements. (Please note that the center does not issue merit badges or patches.)

The Deer Valley Rock Art Center has the largest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in the Phoenix Valley. Visitors hike a quarter-mile trail to view more than 1,500 petroglyphs made between 500 and 7,000 years ago. The museum aims to promote preservation, connection and respect for the site and is a destination for families to learn about archaeology in their own backyard.

The center is managed by one of the top archaeology programs in the country – the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.

To register, call 623-582-8007 or download and complete the registration form at

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The Deer Valley Rock Art Center is located at 3711 W. Deer Valley Road, Phoenix.

Water polo travels to doubleheader in California

March 20, 2012

The Arizona State University water polo team will take part in its second doubleheader in three days on Tuesday, March 20, as the women will take on Princeton and Asuza-Pacific in Walnut, Calif.

The Sun Devils are coming off a weekend where the team went 2-1 after dropping a tough match to No. 1 UCLA on Saturday before routing Pomona-Pitzer and Iona on Sunday.  Arizona State is now 18-3 on the season and 2-1 in MPSF play.  Download Full Image

Senior Alicia Brightwell had 10 goals on the weekend with four against the Bruins and three apiece against the Sagehens and Gaels.  Her four goals were not quite enough against UCLA as the team fell 8-6 but were more than enough as the team took down Iona, 16-3, and Pomona-Pitzer, 21-6.  The Sagehens were ranked second the DIII Coaches Poll.

The latter marked the most goals that the Sun Devils had scored in a true road contest in school history.  

The Princeton Tigers are 19-2 on the season and entered the past weekend ranked 18th in the country while Asuza-Pacific is currently unranked in any poll.

Tomorrow's action begins at 3 p.m. PST as the Sun Devils take on Princeton before turning right around and facing the Cougars in the afternoon cap.  Check back at at the conclusion of the day's competition for a complete recap of events.