Local high school students and educators visited Casa Grande Nation Monument recently as part of a collaboration our college is newly involved in. Linking Southwest Heritage Through Archaeology (LSWHTA) is a program that connects youth from the southwest to their cultural histories using regional archaeology as a bridge. This program offers students and teachers the opportunity for hands-on, behind-the-scenes archaeological experiences at cultural sites, in university labs, and at regional national parks.
This is a collaboration between UA College of Education, School of Anthropology, and the National Park Service. Funding and support comes from NPS’s Cultural Resource Stewardship and Science Program and the Western National Parks Association. Cory Knox is the director of this project and the co-PIs are Sara Chavarria from our college, and Barbara Mills, professor of Anthropology. Read more in the AZ Daily Star article.