The Arizona Combo
Arizona combo

 

 Navajo blanket created from sheep’s wool and native plant dyes. Navajo blanket created from sheep’s wool and native plant dyes.

 

 

 

Southwestern pottery container.Southwestern pottery container.

 

 

 

Another incredible Southwestern prehistoric ruin site!Another incredible Southwestern prehistoric ruin site!

 

 

 

Hopi Indian basket dyed with native plants.Hopi Indian basket dyed with native plants.

 

 

 

One-of-a-kind rock formations.One-of-a-kind rock formations.

 

 

 

An ancient ruin site so well preserved that some of the wooden timbers remain intact.An ancient ruin site so well preserved that some of the wooden timbers remain intact.

 

 

 

A Navajo Indian elder.A Navajo Indian elder.

 

 

 

Pottery shards, pottery shards and more pottery shards; with an obsidian arrowhead in the middle.Pottery shards, pottery shards and more pottery shards; with an obsidian arrowhead in the middle.

 

 

 

Fantastic petroglyphs, (Native American rock art).Fantastic petroglyphs, (Native American rock art).

 

 

 








 

NEW! Ancient Peoples: Prehistoric Ruins of Northern Arizona

(Class limited to 12 students)
July 8 - 14, 2018
Tuition: $2799
Instructors: Cody Lundin and Mark Dorsten
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The past is still “present” in northern Arizona's Native American country…. If you love exploring “Indian ruins” and learning about Native peoples of the Southwest, this course is for you! We’ll road trip across stunning Northern Arizona country in the ALSS van visiting some of the most amazing prehistoric dwellings of the American Southwest. From Prescott to the Navajo and Hopi Indian reservations and many places in between, this course will have you up close and personal with several prehistoric ruin and petroglyph (rock art) sites.

Native American museums and cultural centers are also on our route, as well as a historical trading post that has been in operation since the late 1800’s and is still an excellent place to shop for Navajo rugs and Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni jewelry and baskets.

Each evening – when our journey allows - we’ll practice primitive living skills around the campfire and create a variety of items that we’ve witnessed in museums such as fire by friction kits, split willow figurines, gourd bowls, rattles and more.

Unique to ALSS courses, this is a "car camping" experience in the evenings with simple tents provided by the school. While some ruin sites might require backcountry hiking, most of the sites on our tour are easily accessible by foot or vehicle. However, reasonable physical fitness is recommend. Breakfast and dinner, as well as all costs and permit fees for sites and museums are included with tuition.