Ironwood Forest National Monument – Assignment Earth

The National Conservation Lands – Assignment Earth

Educational Workbooks

Archaeology Activity Handbook for Teachers

Archaeology of the Ironwood Forest National Monument and the surrounding Tucson Basin
An introduction for teachers and parents of young children. Includes games and activities.
How to use this guide

This guide is a very basic introduction to the study of archaeology for young people, ages 6 to 16. It exposes students to several ways to better understand the things people in the past left behind, and thus the people themselves.


  • Historic Timeline & Study of the Stratigraphic Periods
  • Classroom & Home Activities
  • Pottery and Shell Designs & Symbols
  • References & Recommended Reading

Two-page Activity on Stratigraphic Periods

Articles and Research