Ironwood Forest National Monument – Assignment Earth
The National Conservation Lands – Assignment Earth
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
Articles and Research
- Ironwood Forest National Monument Natural History Synopsis
- Desert Ironwood Primer: Biodiversity and Uses Associated with Ancient Legume and Cactus Forests in the Sonoran Desert
- “the Tree of Life”, by Gary Paul Nabhan, June 2000
- Distribution and Density of Desert Tortoises at Ironwood Forest National Monument
- Nichol Turk’s Head Cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii) 5-Year Review: Summary and Evaluation
- What in the world is Cochineal?
- Avra Valley Succulent Plant List
- Cardinals and Phyrrhuluxia
- Bringing Landscapes to the Forefront at the BLM
- North Tucson Living – Ironwood Forest