Rounding Out Roundy 2024 - Passport in Time

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New! Rounding Out Roundy

Identifying_ceramaics_1.jpg by U.S. Forest Service
PIT volunteers identifying ceramics on the Apache-Sitgreaves NF

April 22-26, 2024
Volunteers must commit to entire session

Come join archeologists from the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNFs) for our “Rounding out Roundy” PIT project. In the late 1990s the ASNFs hosted a Passport in Time (PIT) project in partnership with the University of Arizona at Roundy Pueblo, a prehistoric Mogollon archeological site. During that PIT project, testing and excavation techniques were used to recover data from the Pueblo. Hundreds of artifacts and other information were collected during this effort, all containing an invaluable source of information on the inhabitants of Roundy Pueblo.

Unfortunately not all the artifacts have been processed and identified. So, we need your help to catalog the collections! During our project, you will learn how to identify Mogollon ceramics, and you’ll get an introduction to stone artifact identification in this region. Information captured in these artifacts will help bring to life a complex story of how the people of Roundy Pueblo lived, and how they interacted with their neighbors. We hope you’ll join us this spring!

Please note that current COVID-19 protocols as recommended by the CDC and Forest Service will be followed to ensure the safety of volunteers and staff.

Number of openings: 10

Special skills: Previous curation and/or museum, artifact identification (especially Ancestral Puebloan/Mogollon ceramic and/or lithics), archaeological laboratory, or related experience helpful, but not required

Minimum age: 16 years old; Any applicant under the age of 18 must apply with a parent or guardian, who must submit a separate application and indicate they plan to attend

Facilities: Springerville is a full-service community with hotels/motels, restaurants, and grocery stores; RV parks also available in Springerville and the neighboring town of Eager; RV parks offer full hookups, and some have wireless internet – reservations required, and fees may apply; volunteers responsible for own lodging, meals, and daily transportation to and from the ASNF Supervisor's Office in Springerville

Nearest towns: Springerville; Eager, 3 miles; Pinetop-Lakeside; Show Low: 47 miles

Applications due: February 26, 2024

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