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The Red Rock Ranger District has planned demonstrations and displays to show how Native American and settlers lived in the southwest starting Monday to celebrate Archeology and Heritage Awareness Month.

Visitors will learn about important tools used by native people for thousands of years, according to the press release. Volunteers will set up important tools in front of the V Bar V Heritage Site visitor center in the hopes that visitors will gain respect and knowledge archaeological resources.

The V Bar V Heritage Site is open Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. No pets are allowed in the site. Bring walking shoes, hat, sunscreen and water.

Red Rock Pass or equivalent fee required for each vehicle. The district has four days where they have three separate demonstrations are planned.

Prehistoric tools demonstrations

When: March 18

Where: V Bar V Heritage Site 6750 N. Forest Ranger Rd Rimrock, AZ 86335

Activities: Learn from Bob Ern as he shows how tools of the past, like the Atlatl, were used to provide food and to protect themselves.

Spinning and weaving techniques

When: March 23

Where: V Bar V Heritage Site 6750 N. Forest Ranger Rd Rimrock, AZ 86335

Activities: Presentations by Susan Wilcox demonstrates spinning and weaving techniques from prehistoric times.

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Living history camp in the meadow

When: March 23 & 24.

Where: V Bar V Heritage Site 6750 N. Forest Ranger Rd Rimrock, AZ 86335

Activities: See the Powderhorn Clan and the Miserables Mountain Man living in a historic camp set up in the V Bar V meadow. Demonstrations will show how natural materials were used in the southwest.

To find the V Bar V Heritage Site from I-17, take exit 298 (state Route 179) and turn southwest for 2.5 miles; go past the Beaver Creek Work Center and Beaver Creek Day Use Site, over the bridge and turn right into the V Bar V Heritage Site driveway.

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