Hey, Dig This!

Excavation is a family affair in the Southwest

If your children are interested in archaeology and Native American culture, Arizona is a find. In just one or two weeks, you can travel from ancient Indian ruins to modern-day Navajo homes. En route, you'll see some of nature's most amazing creations: more than 1,150 sq. mi. of extinct volcanoes, pristine mountain rivers, sparkling lakes amid clean, cool air.

Begin your journey at the Raven Site Ruin, one of the few archaeological digs where you don't have to be an archaeologist to dig in. Located near Springerville (about four hours east of Phoenix), the prehistoric site was a pottery-manufacturing center occupied...

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