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Arizona Project Archaeology


We envision archaeological education as a path to civic engagement and stewardship of cultural resources on public lands. 

The Arizona Site Steward Program Foundation is proud to support Arizona Project Archaeology, which provides a fully developed interdisciplinary science based Archaeological curriculum to 3rd - 5th grade history teachers.  This comprehensive curriculum uses archaeological inquiry to foster an understanding of past and present cultures; improve social studies and science education; and enhance citizenship education to help preserve our archaeological legacy.  

What we can do for you

We provide services to educators, students and learners of all ages in three ways: 

1. High-quality curricular materials that model authentic archaeological inquiry.

2. Professional development for educators including classroom teachers, informal educators, and archaeologists.

3. Support for Project Archaeology educators through state and regional programs, conferences, new materials, and networking opportunities. How can we help you?

Teachers! Are field trips next to impossible?  Working with Arizona Parks and Trails, Arizona Project Archaeology has put together nine virtual field trips to sites all over Arizona! Each video is a guided tour of the archaeological site, park or monument and features a Project Archaeology Investigating Shelter lesson topic. Check out our Arizona Project Archaeology YouTube channel HERE.

Educators - we now have an online Investigating Shelter Teacher Workshop! Arizona Project Archaeology is offering a self-paced Investigating Shelter Teacher Workshop this fall through Arizona State University's Career Catalyst program.  This interactive online workshop will present archaeological inquiry-based lessons featuring an enduring understanding, essential question and assessment, with teacher tools such as background information, materials list, word bank and interactive classroom exercises. This curriculum meets many essential Arizona Education Standards. The workshop is sponsored by Institute for Heritage Education grant funds and individual donations. Each teacher will receive the Project Archaeology Investigating Shelter curriculum (a $49.95 value). Workshop completion will generate completion certificate for professional development hours. 

The Project Archaeology Investigating Shelter online course is open now! Educators can start anytime - Register and Get Started HERE!

Pre-Registration Info


The Arizona Project Archaeology

Investigating Shelter Video Project

has received the

2021 Governor's Heritage Preservation

Honor Award!


Workshops and programs are made possible by partnerships with the Arizona Site Steward Program and Foundation, Arizona Preservation organization, Arizona State Parks, Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State University College of Integrated Sciences and Arts and grantors Arizona Humanities and the Institute of Heritage Education


Also, Arizona Project Archaeology is proud to have received a grant from the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society (AAHS) F. Lewis Orrell Jr Bequests to develop an Arizona specific Hohokam Pithouse Shelter guide for our teachers and students.  Watch for this guide in 2023!

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