Learn to record, preserve rock art

Love rock art? You can become a site steward of cultural heritage by learning field techniques to document and preserve rock art sites at a rock-art recording workshop, Feb. 25, at the Deer Valley Rock Art Center, 3711 W. Deer Valley Road, Phoenix.

Participants can gain basic competence in rock art recording methods through hands-on activities and professional instruction by Arizona Archaeological Society-certified instructors during the event, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 .m. The workshop is limited to 20 participants and advance registration is required. The cost is $25 for DVRAC members, $30 for non-members.

The event is a public program for the Arizona SciTech Festival. For more information, call (623) 582-8007 or download and complete the registration form at http://dvrac.asu.edu/events/calendar. Deadline is Feb. 8.

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.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday.