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Arizona State Museum

Arizona State Museum, a Smithsonian Institution affiliate, is the proud home of an official project of "Save America's Treasures" - The Pottery Project: 20,000 Pots, 2,000 Years.

Have you seen jewelry crafted 1,500 years ago? Get on over to the Arizona State Museum. "We have some pretty amazing things, like a 1,500 year-old turquoise and abalone necklace. It was found in a dry cave and preserved perfectly," curator Bruce Hilpert said.

The museum also features ancient shell jewelry. Hohokam artists of the Southwest carved or etched the shells with acid hundreds of years ago - before Europeans discovered the process. The museum is renowned for its collection of ancient pottery, baskets and tools. But the museum also gives many visitors their first taste of contemporary tribal culture.

The acclaimed "Paths of Life" exhibit, developed a few years ago in close consultation with members of Arizona tribes, broke from the 104-year-old museum's longtime focus on prehistoric artifacts. That focus tended to stereotype Indians as a vanishing race. Now museum visitors can look inside a modern Navajo home. Or see how today's Yaquis celebrate the deer dance. Or learn the promise of Central Arizona Project water to the Tohono O'odham.

About 75,000 people visited the museum on the University of Arizona campus in 1998.

It's housed in two buildings just inside the UA main gate at North Park Avenue and East University Boulevard. ASM is the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the region and brings to life the culture history of the Greater Southwest, from the mammoth hunters to the present, through many ongoing research projects. The museum's rich and varied collections are among the most significant resources in the nation for the study of Southwest anthropology.

Street address is 1013 East University Boulevard.

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