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National Parks Store | Film: Montezuma Castle: Home of the Prehistoric Sinagua


Learn about Montezuma Castle, an archaeological wonder!

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Thursday, December 7 and 14
11 AM only

This 800-year-old cliff dwelling 100 feet above the river, made of timbers cut with a stone ax, its makers’s fingerprints immortalized in the wall plaster, has been vacant for 500 years. Investigators must interpret its prehistoric occupants from scattered remnants of their daily lives and oral tradition passed through generations of their descendants; no written record ever existed.

This film reveals the interior of Montezuma Castle, closed to the public for more than 40 years. The narrator shares Hopi oral history and traces the archaeological exploration of this dwelling, Montezuma Well, and the nearby hilltop ruin, Tuzigoot.

Running time: 26 minutes

 

 

Featured image courtesy of Science Photo/Shutterstock.com



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Date:
Thursday, December 7
Time:
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Place:
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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Contact:
520-622-6014
Cost:
Free
Date:
Thursday, December 14
Time:
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Place:
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
+ Google Map
Contact:
520-622-6014
Cost:
Free

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