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Home-schooling site recommends Deer Valley Rock Art Center

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0pt;">Holly Craw of the <em>Phoenix Homeschooling Examiner</em> is touting Arizona State University’s Deer Valley Rock Art Center as an important destination for home-school families and supporters.</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0pt;">In January, the center will be offering guided public tours every Saturday, except on New Year’s Day. Craw recommends that home-schoolers take advantage of the opportunity to introduce their children to the important archaeological site that includes the largest concentration of Native American rock art in the Phoenix valley.</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0pt;">Craw also encourages home-school families to use the center’s upcoming free panel discussion on rock art vandalism to help cultivate awareness of historical artifacts and the human impact on the environment. “Painted, Scratched, Defaced: Rock Art Vandalism in Arizona” will be 1-2 p.m., February 5, 2010, at Deer Valley Rock Art Center, 3711 W. Deer Valley Road. Panelists include Neil Weintraub, Kaibab National Forest archaeologist; Peter Piles, Coconino National Forest archaeologist; Lyle Balenquah, acting curator of anthropology, Museum of Northern Arizona; and Todd Bostwick, retired City of Phoenix archaeologist.</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0pt;">The Deer Valley Rock Art Center is managed by ASU’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, home to one of the top archaeology programs in the nation. The center is a Phoenix Point of Pride.</p>

Article Source: Phoenix Homeschooling Examiner
Rebecca Howe

Communications Specialist, School of Human Evolution and Social Change