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Get hands-on with ‘ancient’ technology

Try your hand at throwing an atlatl (spear), weave your own cloth, and sample roasted agave slow-cooked the traditional way, in an earthen oven, during the Pueblo Grande Museum’s 16th Annual Ancient Technology Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the museum, 4619 E. Washington St

Artists will be on hand to demonstrate how the Hohokam people used various technologies such as flintknapping (making of arrowheads), pottery, shell jewelry, weaving and more. Experts in historic technologies will demonstrate skills from the Pioneer Days of Arizona such as cotton spinning and adobe brick making.

In addition to hands-on demonstrations, families can enjoy free craft activities and games where they can practice their new ancient and historic technology skills. Tour the prehistoric platform mound, watch archaeology preservation demonstrations, and walk through the Park of Four Waters, an area with the remains of prehistoric Hohokam canals not regularly open to the public. Fry bread will also be available for purchase.

Admission is free all day and includes the event, museum admission, and all tours Visit www.pueblogrande.com or call the museum at 602-495-0901 for more information about this event.

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