Join experimental archaeologist, Zack Curcija, of Echoes from the Past School of Ancient Technology to create your own archaeologically inspired stone pendant using the raw materials, tools, and manufacturing processes employed by the prehistoric craftspeople of the Verde Valley. In this workshop, you will make your own pendant starting from a raw piece of local argillite, a stone commonly used in Sinagua jewelry. With the toolkit of a prehistoric artist, you will transform the raw stone into a piece of jewelry following the methods of production outlined in the archaeological record. Photo: A Sinagua argillite pendant from the Verde Valley. Credit: American Southwest Virtual Museum, Bilby Research Center, Northern Arizona University. Courtesy, Ryan Belnap and Monica Saaty, photographer.
Saturday, June 24, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (including 30 minute lunch break) at the Center. Limited to twelve participants. $75 per person. The class will be held in the Center. Participants should bring a lunch. The Center's kitchen refrigerator and microwave will be available to use.
Zack Curcija, holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology (Research Archaeology) from Northern Arizona University. He specializes in the prehistoric technology of the Southwest with an emphasis on ornament production.