NEXT MEETING: 6:00 PM, Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at the Roundup Lodge in San Lorenzo (Mimbres Valley). The season's last potluck, followed by general meeting, then our Featured Speaker: Human Systems Research Associate Director and archaeologist Karl Laumbach discusses his experiences in "The Elk Ridge Story."

NEXT FIELD TRIP = SPECIAL! Friday, October 4, 2019, join the Amerind Museum Curator's Tour at 1 PM in Dragoon AZ! $8/person. Tour is limited to 30 people maximum so sign up ASAP. Go to our Events page & scroll down for sign-up info & trip details.

Congratulations, Greg Conlin!
Today's Guest Photographer: Marilyn Markel

Plan Now for the 2019 Southwest Kiln Conference

Swkc 2018 firing prepThe 2019 Southwest Kiln Conference will be taking place during the weekend of October 4, 2019 - October 6, 2019 in Globe, Arizona, and everyone is invited. The organizers stress that "...attendance is free and open to the public so come up to Globe and learn about the exciting things being done in the fields of prehistoric pottery replication and experimental archaeology."

2017 swkc trench firingThe Southwest Kiln group have been active for some 16 years, holding their annual conferences at various locations throughout the US Southwest. They explain that their annual events are "...focused on the art, science and technology of recreating the prehistoric pottery of the American Southwest...." Their October 2019 schedule offers action suitable for all tastes and skill levels. The group is currently scheduling presentations of archaeological papers at Gila Pueblo and outdoor demonstrations of prehistoric pottery technology in the Besh Ba Gowah archaeological site's central plaza. For those attendees who are more hands-on, contact Southwest Kiln about their outdoor pottery firings - both above-ground and trench - in the Timber Camp campground area of the Tonto National Forest. They have also reserved a group camp site at Timber Camp so that the flow of ideas can continue long past sunset. The conference closes on Sunday, October 6, with a field trip to Kinishba Ruins.

Check out Southwest Kiln's registration, schedule, camping fees, and more here. A browse through their extensive photo galleries is highly recommended, to get an even better idea of what to expect. They make an early October weekend in the Tonto National Forest sound even more special than usual.

/s/ webmaster [Photos of 2018 and 2017 conferences, courtesy of Southwest Kiln Conference.]

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