NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 6:00 PM: our monthly meeting shifts to the Roundup Lodge in San Lorenzo (Mimbres Valley) for the summer months. Doors open at 6PM for a potluck dinner so bring your own plates, utensils, and a dish for yourself or to share with the group. Brief GCAS business meeting begins at 6:30 PM followed immediately by our evening's Featured Speaker, Preservation Anthropologist Aaron Wright PhD, who will present Indigenous Rock Imagery of the Sonoran Desert. Members and non-members alike are welcome to join us for an evening of good food and an engaging discussion. In order to offer our members a safe and comfortable experience at our in-person meetings the GCAS recommends each attendee take the masking, distancing, and vaccination precautions they feel are appropriate for themselves in group gatherings.

NEXT FIELD TRIP: Sunday, May 5, 2024: we aim for an unnamed Mimbres site on Fort Bayard/USFS land. Meet our trip leader, the GCAS's own Torie Grass, at the Big Tree parking lot (USFS directions are here), about a half hour's drive from Silver City. The group will start from the trailhead at 10AM sharp for a hike of about a mile one-way, north past the USFS Hot Shot buildings. The trail is mostly flat, with an incline up to a ridge at the end to reach the site. Torie advises to bring water and a lunch if desired, and to dress with appropriate pants for walking through some dry, stickery brush. Let's go!

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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