NEXT MEETING: 6:00 PM, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at the Roundup Lodge in San Lorenzo (Mimbres Valley). Potluck followed by general meeting, then our Featured Speaker: Karen G. Schollmeyer, PhD, preservation archaeologist for Archaeology Southwest, presenting: "The Cliff Valley in the 14th Century."

Friday, May 31, 2019: GCAS members can join Dr. Schollmeyer at the Woodrow Ruin near Cliff. Meet at 8:00 AM sharp at the Silver City Visitors' Center, 201 N Hudson St.

NEXT FIELD TRIP: Sunday, June 2, 2019: Marilyn Markel leads us to Pictograph Canyon and Ponderosa Ranch. Meet at the Mimbres Ranger Station (on Hwy. 35 about 11 mi. north of Hwy 152 junction) at 10:00 AM sharp.

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December 2018

Nominate an ASNM Honoree - Last Call

Doe  maybe  between 2 male figuresThe Archaeological Society of New Mexico is seeking nominations for an honoree to be named in the 2020 edition of the ASNM's Annual Volume. You can learn more about the past honorees of the ASNM's Annual Volume here.

The ASNM encourages GCAS members to nominate a deserving individual to our President, Kyle Meredith, so that in turn Kyle can contact the ASNM with our group's nomination before the end of 2018. That's two days from now, people, so if you have not already done so pleasecontact Kyle at kyyote@msn.com immediately with your nomination! Act now!

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Another Missing Mimbres Bowl

From the GCAS Library/Archives:

No photos of this particular bowl are known to exist, but the following description may be accurate enough that someone may recognize it if they have seen it. This bowl was reportedly unearthed on private ranch land located east of Silver City, New Mexico, at some time during the late 1970s through the 1980s.

It was described as "...a beautiful Mimbres Classic bowl...[depicting] a Mimbres warrior standing up with a shield on one arm and a three-pronged spear-headed staff in the other..."

The individual who excavated this bowl was not related to the landowners and it appears he did not have the landowners' permission to remove this artifact. However, it does not appear that the landowners made any report of theft to any law enforcement authorities. Nevertheless it was assumed at the time that the individual who took this bowl eventually sold it to either an intermediary or directly to a private collector.

If anyone encounters a bowl matching this description, either on display or in a photograph, you are welcome to contact the GCAS via this website so at the very least we may be able to alert the individual currently in possession of it.

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Bice Award Nominees - Second Call

A B 1 Bice Award Recipients Judy Welch and Barb RothNominations for the annual Richard A. Bice Archaeological Achievement Awards are due no later than January 11, 2019, just shy of three weeks from today.

The Bice Awards recognize individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions to advance the purpose of their local archaeological society/organization and the Archaeological Society of New Mexico's (ASNM's) goals of documenting, preserving and protecting the archaeological heritage of New Mexico. Nominees do not have to be professional archaeologists. We are proud to include several GCAS members among past Bice Award recipients: David G. Matthews – 2003, Mary Margaret Soulé – 2004, John Fitch – 2006, Marilyn Markel – 2007, Barbara J Roth – 2015 (photo, right), Judy (photo, left) and Carroll Welch – 2015, Kyle Meredith – 2017, and William Hudson – 2018.

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Nominate an ASNM Honoree - Second Call

Doe  maybe  between 2 male figuresThe Archaeological Society of New Mexico is seeking nominations for an honoree to be named in the 2020 edition of the ASNM's Annual Volume. You can learn more about the past honorees of the ASNM's Annual Volume here.

The ASNM encourages GCAS members to nominate a deserving individual to our President, Kyle Meredith, so that in turn Kyle can contact the ASNM with our group's nomination before the end of 2018.

Only 12 days remain to nominate someone, so if you have not already done so please read further and contact Kyle at kyyote@msn.com as soon as possible with your nomination!

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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Archaeologically-Inclined

We all have that certain someone on our holiday gift list. They're the kind of person who spends a fair amount of time outdoors, exploring untold numbers of historic and ancient sites in remote locations...volunteering as a site steward to protect such sites from vandalism and looting...and spending their indoor time reading and learning even more about the places they like the best.

If you're stumped by what to give to your favorite archaeo-nerd this holiday season, you may find the following suggestions helpful:

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2019 Rock Art Academy, El Paso

Doe  maybe  between 2 male figuresRegistration is open and ongoing for the Texas Archeological Society's Rock Art Academy to be held in El Paso, Texas, on February 16-17, 2019.

FriendshipThe TAS describes the Rock Art Academy as "...a two-day Texas Archeology Academy that explores regional rock art archeological sites, Mogollon archeological sites, and how investigators use this information to interpret the human and natural histories of an area. Classroom sessions for the Academy will be held at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology with field sessions at Hueco Tanks State Park..."

The registration period for the 2019 Rock Art Academy continues through midnight on January 17, 2019. For details on this event, go to this TAS page.

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21st Biennial Jornada Mogollon Archaeology Conference

Save the dates: the 21st Biennial Jornada Mogollon Archaeology Conference will be held on October 11-12, 2019 (all day Friday and Saturday), at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology in El Paso, Texas.

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Jeff Romney
Director

4301 Transmountain Road
El Paso, Texas 79924
(915) 212-3162 (temporary)
Archaeology.elpasotexas.gov

As noted above, they expect to issue their Call for Papers in January, 2019.

Everyone is encouraged to periodically check for further information and updates via the El Paso Museum of Archaeology's website or their Facebook page.

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Nominate Someone for the ASNM Bice Awards

A B 1 Bice Award Recipients Judy Welch and Barb RothThe annual Richard A. Bice Archaeological Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions to advance the purpose of their local archaeological society/organization and the Archaeological Society of New Mexico's (ASNM's) goals of documenting, preserving and protecting the archaeological heritage of New Mexico. Nominees do not have to be professional archaeologists. We are proud to include several GCAS members among past Bice Award recipients: David G. Matthews – 2003, Mary Margaret Soulé – 2004, John Fitch – 2006, Marilyn Markel – 2007, Barbara J Roth – 2015 (photo, right), Judy (photo, left) and Carroll Welch – 2015, Kyle Meredith – 2017, and William Hudson – 2018.

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The Nancy Coinman Grant Awards - Application Period Is Closed

DragonfliesThe December 1, 2018, application deadline for the GCAS/Nancy Coinman Grant Awards has passed and the application period is now closed. Our GCAS Board of Trustees will notify applicants of whether or not they have been selected for a Nancy Coinman Grant Award no later than February 1, 2019.

The GCAS thanks all the applicants for having taken time to participate in this first round of the Nancy Coinman Grant Awards. We hope to hear from you again when a second round of Grant Awards is offered.

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