Prehistoric Pueblo Tools & Turkey Feather Blankets at Petroglyph

July 7, 2012 by  
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Two free events at Petroglyph National Monument Visitor Center this weekend, July 7 and 8, 2012.

If you’re looking for something a bit different to do this weekend, head over to the Petroglyph National Monument Visitor Center. They hold free talks and demonstrations most weekends but I haven’t mentioned them for quite a while, so thanks to reader Kenny for telling me about the Pueblo Tools talk and reminding me to spread the word! He says it looks fun and I agree.

Prehistoric Tools of the Ancestral Pueblo free talk is on Saturday July 7 at 7 pm, and the hour-long presentation is led by archaeologist Ron Fields, who’ll show how projectiles have changed over the 12,000 years that we humans have lived in the Rio Grande Valley. Well, not WE humans exactly. I feel very old some days but I haven’t been here that long. He’ll talk about how prehistoric people survived around the area that is now the monument. (And they didn’t even have microwaves or pizza deliveries.)

There’s also a Turkey Feather Blanket Weaving Demonstration on both Saturday July 7 and Sunday July 8 from 10 am to 4 pm, with Darris Lovato of Santo Domingo Pueblo weaving turkey feather and rabbit fur blankets, and making shell inlay jewelry with silver and turquoise.

Petroglyph National Monument is free to enter, and its located on the Westside of Albuquerque on Western Trail just off Unser Boulevard NW.  

Here are directions and a map to the Petroglyph National Monument Visitor Center.



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