Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

Marijilda Pueblo Site Tour

December 10, 2022

Our December field trip will be lead by retired Forest Archaeologist Bill Gillespie to tour of the Marijilda Site in the Safford Basin. This site is a large masonry pueblo founded in the 1300s by Ancestral Pueblo migrants. Marijilda has never been formally excavated, but features over 40 rooms, three plazas, a diverse ceramic assemblage, and an elaborate irrigation canal system. Petroglyphs near Marijilda contain imagery unusual for this region and more indicative of Ancestral Pueblo iconography to the north. The tour will visit the pueblo, associated agricultural features, and the site’s petroglyph panels. Marijilda is approximately 2.5 hours northeast of Tucson, with the final leg of the trip requiring a high clearance vehicle. If you do not have a high clearance vehicle, we will arrange to carpool to the site. The tour is limited to 20 twenty people and open only to current AAHS members. If you are interested in reserving a spot on the tour or have additional questions please email Max Forton (mforton1@binghamton.edu). Further details on the trip will be forthcoming to those who sign up.


December 10, 2022
Event Category: