NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, February 16, 2022, online via Zoom at 7PM: the GCAS general meeting features Cody Dalpra M.A., R.P.A., District Archaeologist for the Las Cruces District Office of the Bureau of Land Management. Cody will discuss Landscapes of the Past American Southwest: Cultural Meaning from Ethnographic Viewshed Analysis. Cody will illustrate how visually prominent landforms throughout the US Southwest, including southern New Mexico, influenced cultural, settlement, and mobility patterns among Native American populations prior to the completion of the railroad in 1881. As usual, about a week beforehand watch your email inbox for the Zoom link to join us to hear about Cody's research and different ways of seeing the landscapes around us.

NEXT FIELD TRIP = TBA - watch this space for details as they develop.

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Job Opening at Mesa Prieta Petroglyphs Project

This just in, via the monthly newsletter of the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project in Velarde, New Mexico (just a bit NE of Española):


Duties: As full-time Project Archaeologist you would be tasked with running the Preservation arm of the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project. Duties include (but are not limited to):  recording and cataloging petroglyphs as cultural artifacts in permanent archives to be accessed by researchers and planners, identifying areas of petroglyph concentration, documenting archeological and cultural landscape features, recording all data pertaining to petroglyph and cultural landscape, and organizing archaeological fieldwork and field survey work with an experienced crew of volunteer citizen scientists. Other duties include:  assisting in grant writing, helping manage and run an annual summer youth intern program, assisting in occasional fundraising activities or tours for potential funders, representing the Project in conferences and through written media or other presentations, and communicating/liaising with professional people, agencies, government, landowners, and organizations.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: At least one year of experience as an archeologist, anthropologist, researcher, or research assistant.  Experienced with data collection and management, Microsoft Office including Access, leading fieldwork and managing multi-year (large) data sets, participation in youth and adult education and outreach, and project design and implementation.
Preference given to applicants with record of public speaking, presentations, and published research. Preference also given to applicants with GPS and ArcGIS training, and experience and training in the recording and documentation of petroglyphs and cultural landscape features. Preferred applicants will also have experience with grant writing.
EDUCATION: Masters level in Archaeology, Anthropology, or closely related degree.
To apply or request additional information please contact Jennifer Goyette at

Note: Interviews will be held after March 11th for a start date of April 1st, 2019. No applications will be accepted after March 7th, 2019. You will have the privilege of spending a full month training with Janet!


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