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Learn to record rock art at workshop

February 02, 2011

Arizona State University’s Deer Valley Rock Art Center will host a rock-art recording workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 12, at the Center, 3711 W. Deer Valley Road, Phoenix.

Participants can become stewards of cultural heritage by learning field techniques to document and preserve rock art sites and gaining basic competence in rock art recording methods through hands-on activities and professional instruction by Arizona Archaeological Society certified instructors.

Registration fee for Deer Valley Rock Art Center members and AAS members is $25; the fee for non-members is $30.

The workshop is limited to 20 participants and the deadline to register is Wednesday, March 2.

For information and registration, contact Casandra Hernandez at (623) 582-8007 or visit

The Deer Valley Rock Art Center has the largest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in the Phoenix Valley. Visitors hike a 1/4-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 & Social Change, an academic unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – at Arizona State University. It is a Phoenix Point of Pride.

Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday and 12 p.m.-5 p.m., on Sundays.