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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Yuma Field Office
 
Release Date: 03/11/13
Contacts: Lori Cook – 928-317-3243 or 928-246-8560    

Archaeology Month Presentations


Yuma, Ariz. – To celebrate Archaeology Month, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Yuma Field Office is planning two events during the month of March.

The first event is scheduled for Thursday, March 14, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the BLM Yuma Field Office located at 2555 Gila Ridge Road, Yuma, Arizona. BLM Yuma Field Office Archaeologist Tom Jones will present a PowerPoint slide show depicting “The Life of an Archaeologist.”

The second event is planned for Thursday, March 21, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the BLM Yuma Field Office located at 2555 Gila Ridge Road, Yuma, Arizona. BLM Yuma Field Office Archaeologist Tom Jones will offer another slide show called “Rock Art and Symbolism.” Following the PowerPoint presentation, the public is welcome to drive out to the Mittry Lake Boat Ramp, where Mr. Jones will finish the presentation. Please bring a sack lunch and a chair. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to Mittry Lake. There are some picnic tables under the ramada at the boat ramp, but we recommend you bring your own chairs. Mittry Lake is located approximately 15 miles northwest of Yuma, Arizona. 

For more information, please contact Tom Jones at 928-317-3239.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 03-11-2013