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Kaibab National Forest announces March archaeology month events
Williams, Ariz., Feb. 8, 2019-For Immediate Release. This March, the Kaibab National Forest will continue its more than decade-long tradition of offering stimulating presentations and outdoor excursions in the Williams area as part of Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month.
On Wednesday evenings throughout March, experts will present a series of lectures starting at 6 p.m. at the Sultana Theatre in Williams covering topics such as the preservation and rehabilitation of the historic 1911 Kendrick Mountain Lookout Cabin, the history of railroads in the Williams area, historic aircraft navigation arrows in northern Arizona, and a film recognizing the Arizona heroes of World War I.
On all five Saturdays in March, Kaibab National Forest archaeologists will lead fun and educational hikes to the Keyhole Sink petroglyph site<> near the Parks community starting at 2 p.m. The Keyhole Sink Trail<> offers a short, relatively flat hike to a scenic box canyon where prehistoric residents left their mark carved into the canyon's gray volcanic walls. Those wishing to participate in the hikes should call in advance for reservations to (928) 635-5600.
"Archaeology month is one of my favorite times of the year because it gives us the opportunity to share the historic and cultural treasures of the Kaibab National Forest with so many people," said archaeologist Neil Weintraub. "Those who get to experience these special places and resources end up being some of our greatest partners in preserving them."
Archaeology month is intended to generate understanding of and support for the state's archaeological heritage. Celebrations and events focus on promoting the preservation of archaeological resources and illustrating ways the public can help in protecting and appreciating them.
For detailed information about the Kaibab National Forest archaeology month offerings in the Williams area, visit the March 2019 Archaeology Event Calendar<>. To reserve a spot for either a lecture or hike, contact the Williams Ranger District at (928) 635-5600 or email Weintraub at nweintraub@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:nweintraub@xxxxxxxxx>.
Kaibab National Forest information is also available through the following sources:

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[Title: Petroglyphs close-up photo - Description: Close-up of Keyhole Sink petroglyphs. Photo by Dyan Bone. Credit Kaibab National Forest.]

Close-up of Keyhole Sink petroglyphs. Photo by Dyan Bone. Credit Kaibab National Forest.

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Jacqueline C. Banks
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Kaibab National Forest

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Williams, AZ 86046<>

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