NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 6:00PM: members and non-members are welcome to the GCAS monthly meeting at the Roundup Lodge in San Lorenzo (Mimbres Valley). We start at 6PM with a potluck - bring your own plates & utensils, and a dish for yourself or to share with the group. At about 6:30PM we will have a brief business meeting followed immediately by our featured speaker, GCAS president Marianne Smith, who will discuss Images in Mimbres Pottery - Plainware to Classic. Consider some of the assumptions people make when trying to interpret Mimbres pottery and explore similarities in modern imagery. In order to offer our members a safe and comfortable experience at our in-person meetings the GCAS follows CDC and New Mexico Department of Health guidelines for indoor gatherings including masking, distancing, and vaccinations. We recommend each attendee take the precautions they feel are appropriate for themselves.

NEXT FIELD TRIP: SATURDAY, June 1, 2024, 12:00PM noon-4:00PM, Gough Park in Silver City: join the fun as the GCAS shifts our usual "first Sunday of the month" field trip one day earlier to the first Saturday of June to celebrate the main event of the 2024 centennial of the Gila Wilderness. The US Forest Service Wilderness Ranger District is hosting this event to commemorate the vital partnerships throughout the community that have contributed to the preservation of the Gila Wilderness over the past century. The GCAS is one among many such community organizations that will have a booth in Gough Park to showcase how people working together have preserved the world's first designated wilderness - a wilderness in our own back yard. Find out about this and more centennial events here.

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July's Events

It's a busy summer for all levels of the archaeologically inclined. Pull out your calendars and fill 'em up with one or more of the following:

Monday, July 1, 2019, 7:00 PM: the Archaeology Southwest Lecture Series in Cliff, NM, concludes with Archaeology Southwest's own Allen Denoyer speaking about "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Mule Creek Obsidian." Location is 8179 Hwy 180 W, Cliff, New Mexico. Look for the cream building with blue portable toilets on the north side of Hwy 180 just east of Shields Canyon Road and the highway yard. (This is 2.2 miles west of the 180-211 junction in Cliff.)

79 - Neck-coiled pitcher  view 1  incised bottom row  5H x 5WSunday, July 7, 2019, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM: A second GCAS July field trip! One time only! View the storied Croteau Collection of Elk Ridge artifacts at the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site in the Wood House's panic room.

IMG_1565Monday, July 8, 2019, through Saturday, July 20, 2019: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for a 12-day archaeological excavation at City of Rocks State Park, directed by archaeologist and Eastern New Mexico University professor Robert Stokes, PhD. Students plan to beat the heat by starting each day at 6:30 AM but volunteers may start at whatever time suits their own heat tolerance. To sign up contact Dr. Stokes directly at [email protected] or via this website by emailing [email protected].

Through July 13, 2019: "Rock Art of the Jornada Mogollon" and "Ancient Borderland: the Jornada Mogollon" at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology.

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Fleming Hall, Western New Mexico University at Silver City, has its fundraiser Black-on-White Gala celebrating the grand reopening of its museum and its extensive collection of Mimbres pottery and other artifacts. Fee is $135 per person and details are on this Facebook page.

Sunday, July 14, 2019, 6:00 PM: Harry Shafer of the NAN Ranch excavation will speak at WNMU's Light Hall, 1000 W College St., Silver City. Don't miss this!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019: NEXT MEETING: 6:00 PM at the Roundup Lodge in San Lorenzo (Mimbres Valley). Potluck followed by general meeting, then our Featured Speaker: Robert Stokes, PhD, archaeologist and professor at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, discusses the findings of his team's recent excavation at the City of Rocks.

Black-chinned-hummingbird-tongue-feed-nectar-820x415Saturday, July 27, 2019, and Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM both days: the Mimbres Hummingbird Festival 2019 at the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site. Come early to watch an expert band hummingbirds; stay for a visit with 29 vendors and a tour through the Mattocks archaeological site. Everyone is welcome! [Photo via]

For even more good fun after July, click on over to our Events page!

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