Learn about the First North American Urban Civilization at the Deer Valley Rock Art Center
For a fascinating exhibit about the city of Teotihuacán, North America’s first urban civilization, visit Phoenix’s Deer Valley Rock Art Center. Predating the Aztecs, Teotihuacán was a city in central Mexico that featured apartment buildings, pyramids, beautiful murals. The city was constructed between 100 B.C. and 240 A.D.
The exhibit, titled “Teotihuacán & ASU: Archaeology in Action,” features authentic artifacts and replicas of implements used by the city’s inhabitants over 1900 years ago. It runs through January 31, 2015.
The Deer Valley Rock Art Center is run by the Arizona State University’s School of Human Evolution and Social change. It features the largest collection of “Native American petroglyphs in the Phoenix Valley, so there’s a lot of history to take in. In addition to the archaeology museum, the center also features a 47-acre Sonoran Desert preserve.
The Deer Valley Rock Art Center is located at 3711 West Deer Valley Road. Hours October through April are 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, May through September, excepting some holidays. For more information, visit www.dvrac.asu.edu or call 623-582-8007.