NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, April 19, 2023: the GCAS meets at 2045 Memory Lane in Silver City, New Mexico. Light refreshments provided; OK to bring your own light snacks or handy meal (burrito, etc.) & beverage if desired. Doors open at 5 PM for socializing. Meeting starts at 5:30 PM sharp with a short business meeting followed at 5:45 PM by featured speaker and GCAS member Carolyn O’Bagy Davis, who will discuss Bert and Hattie Cosgrove, avocational archaeologists who were instrumental in documenting and preserving a number of local sites including Arenas Valley's Treasure Hill. Meeting to adjourn about 7:00 PM. In order to offer our members a safe and comfortable experience the GCAS follows CDC and New Mexico Department of Health guidelines for indoor gatherings including masking, distancing, and vaccinations. We recommend all attendees follow the same.

NEXT FIELD TRIP: Sunday, April 2, 2023, beginning 9:00 AM: Regular GCAS field trip to City of Rocks State Park - view remnants of Apache shelters along the Cienega Trail, plus features in other easy-access locations like a rock shelter, Apache petroglyph, kiva, and multiple mortar holes. City of Rocks is about a 1-hour drive one-way from Silver City. At 9:00 AM meet at the Cienega Trail trailhead parking (a few hundred yards from the Highway 61 turnoff to the City of Rocks - look on the left side of the road for a parking area with a Port-o-Let). Walk the 1-mile easy Cienega Trail loop to inspect some off-trail features. About 11:00 AM, non-hikers can join the rest of the group to learn about the kiva site a few yards from the Visitor Center. About 11:15 AM, drive round the park’s perimeter road to the north side to view the rock shelter, Apache petroglyph, and mortar holes (short but moderately steep walk uphill from area near campsite #35). Picnic lunch follows at any convenient unoccupied campsite.

GCAS Field Trip to Paquimé, Part VI
The Salmon Pueblo Archaeological Research Collection

A Well Deserved Honor

On May 16, 2018, one of our GCAS members, William Hudson, was recognized for his tireless and outstanding volunteer work on behalf of archaeology and education.

Here is how Bill described his award in his post on the GCAS Facebook page that evening: 

Everyone knows that modesty is a virtue, but there is much more to Bill's achievement than what he described as simply "contributions by an individual other than a professional archaeologist." Bill has most certainly contributed to the mission of the GCAS and to the greater mission of educating the public of the archaeological heritage we all share.  

Bill has happily shared his skills in art and craftsmanship with us time and again, creating numerous educational exhibits for the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site's (MCHS) museum and outdoor displays. He has designed, built, and installed scale-model reconstructions of the Mimbres pueblo structures of the MCHS/Mattocks Ruin. As one of the GCAS's most knowledgeable and passionate volunteers, he gives weekly tours of the MCHS/Mattocks Ruin site to school groups and to the general public. He has contributed to the construction of the interpretive trails there and devoted his time and energy to everything from basic site maintenance to planning for larger-scale structural preservation. He has given freely of his time and resources to the GCAS, serving for years in various official capacities. He is a (very) active member of the GCAS Board of Trustees, and at present has shouldered yet another essential project: Bill is the primary organizer and planner of the May 2019 annual meeting of the Archeological Society of New Mexico, which the GCAS will host in Silver City.

Mind you, Dear Reader, that most of Bill's work mentioned here, is what he has accomplished in the past year alone!

Congratulations on receiving the Bice Award, Bill, from a very grateful community.

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William Hudson

Damn girl, you sure know how to make a fella blush.


I just felt that a few facts would help describe your average day to people who may not be familiar with all you do. Besides, blushing is good for the skin! :>D

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