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Aspiring young archaeologists can dig field day

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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 3:45 pm

Kids can discover how archaeologists investigate lives past through hands-on activities at a real archaeological site.

Deer Valley Rock Art Center’s Junior Archaeologist Field Day, slated for 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, lets kids participate in a simulated dig and learn about ancient skills and technologies.

The event is for children ages 8-12. It fulfills eight of 11 Boy Scout archaeology badge requirements, and all Girl Scout archaeology patch requirements. (Deer Valley Rock Art Center does not issue merit badges or patches.)

The cost is $15 per person. Advance registration is required.

The center has the largest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in the Valley — more than 1,500 of them made between 500 and 7,000 years ago.

It’s at 3711 W. Deer Valley Road, Phoenix. Call (623) 582-8007 for questions, or download the registration form at

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