This is an Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Lecture
Dating the Construction and Use of the Montezuma Castle cliff dwelling by Dr. Greg Hodgins and Nicholas Kessler (University of Arizona)
Dr. Hodgins and Mr. Kessler will discuss a recent cooperative research project between the National Park Service and the University of Arizona Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory. This project has utilized radiocarbon dating to better understand when the cliff dwelling was built and how its architecture changed over time. The presenters will discuss the methods used and preliminary results from the project. This presentation will highlight the use of cutting edge science to develop an interpretation of past events at Montezuma Castle.
This is a free lecture open to the public.