Linking Southwestern Heritage Through Archaeology
Are you interested in your southwest heritage, culture, history, and archaeology? Want some hands-on archaeology field and lab experiences?
- Learn about the fabulous history and pre-European archaeological story of the Southwest
- Visits to National Park Service parks and monuments, cultural and historical museums, heritage sites, and UA archaeology laboratories
- Participate in hands-on activities including an archaeological dig and artifact analysis labs
- Participate in overnight trips to the Grand Canyon, Wupatki National Monument, and New Mexico
Linking Southwestern Heritage Through Archaeology (LSWHTA) is a program that connects youth from the southwest to their cultural histories using regional archaeology as a bridge. LSWHTA offers students and teachers the opportunity for hands-on, behind-the-scenes archaeological experiences in the field, in university laboratories, and at regional national parks. LSWHTA is a partnership program between the National Park Service and the University of Arizona School of Anthropology and College of Education. The program is funded by the National Park Service’s Washington Office of Cultural Resource Stewardship and Sciences Program. LSWHTA is also supported by the Western National Parks Association.
Seeking Tucson High School STUDENTS (GRADES 10 & 11) to join the LSWHTA 2019 team!
Are you interested in becoming a part of our program and learning more about your Southwest heritage?
Participating high school students will recieve:
- iPad mini
- Costs covered for all trips
- End of program celebration dinner at the University of Arizona
To learn more about past programs and see videos made by prior high school participants, click here
Seeking High School COUNSELORS or Educators with a love for our Southwest heritage!
- Wednesday evening labs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (approx 5-6 meetings)
- Saturday Field Trips from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (approx 6-7 meetings)
- Two to three overnight camping trips possible: 1 - Montezuma Castle National Monument, Montezuma Well, and Tuzigoot National Monument 2 - Grand Canyon National Park, Wapatki National Monument, 3 - Archaeology Southwest Preservation Archaeology field school in New Mexico (All gear needed for overnights provided)
Participating Educators will receive:
High School Counselors interested in becoming one of our participants, please follow this link
Check out our schedule for what our fun and exciting spring will look like!
For more information, contact James Burton.
774 238 1513