Are you interested in learning about Salado culture ceramics?
Are you in Tucson or are willing to travel there regularly?
Is your answer to each of these questions an enthusiastic "Yes!"?
If so, boy howdy does Archaeology Southwest have a wonderful opportunity for you!
On approximately September 11, 2018, Archaeology Southwest in partnership with the Arizona State Museum and Northern Arizona University will begin a long term project to clean, sort, and study an extensive collection of archaeological materials - predominantly broken ceramic vessels - that were gathered during a period of several years from numerous Salado-period sites in the region around Safford, Arizona. There are over 150 boxes for volunteers to tackle.
Archaeology Southwest notes, "...Recent research by Archaeology Southwest and colleagues suggests that the Safford area was an important destination for Kayenta immigrants from the Four Corners in the late 1200s. Because many sites in the Safford region have been lost due to historic and modern large-scale agricultural activities, this collection holds real potential for significant insights into this important time period in the southern Southwest."
Applications and details on the project are here.
If you happen to participate in this worthwhile project, please contact us and Archaeology Southwest to let us know that you heard about it on the GCAS website!
[Photo by National Park Service, Tonto National Monument]