NEXT MEETING: 6:00 PM, Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at the Roundup Lodge in San Lorenzo (Mimbres Valley). Potluck followed by general meeting, then our Featured Speaker: Gila National Forest archaeologist Bella Mollard explains "Ritual Landscapes of the Jornada Mogollon."

NEXT FIELD TRIP: Sunday, August 4, 2019 - Burro Mountains Microwave Site and C-Bar Village. Meet at 10:00 AM sharp in the Tyrone parking lot near the USPS office on Highway 90 south of Silver City. High clearance is necessary for the Microwave Site. Carpool in Tyrone or at turnoff to site. Gravel road then short hike to C-Bar Village.

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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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