NEXT MEETING: Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 6:00PM: The GCAS’s general meeting IS RESCHEDULED from the usual third Wednesday of the month to the following Saturday, October 21, 2023, beginning at 6:00PM, for a special meeting and potluck dinner at 2045 Memory Lane in Silver City to welcome visiting members of the GCAS's friends and generous supporters of our MAREC project, the Albuquerque Archaeological Society. GCAS members, please bring your finest potluck dishes to share with about 15 members of AAS who would love to meet you. As we get to know one another, there will be a slideshow presentation of either the Rock House Petroglyph Site, the Dragonfly Petroglyph Site, or both. Join us on Saturday! (In order to offer our members a safe and comfortable experience the GCAS follows CDC and New Mexico Department of Health guidelines for indoor gatherings including masking, distancing, and vaccinations. We recommend all attendees follow the same.

NEXT FIELD TRIP: Sunday, October 22, 2023, at 10:00 AM: Due to lack of a selected destination for the usual field trip on the first Sunday of the month, October's field trip is rescheduled to October 22 when members of the Albuquerque Archaeological Society visit our area. Destination will be either Rock House Petroglyph Site in lower Mimbres Valley (pending permit approval) or Dragonfly Petroglyph Site in Arenas Valley. Watch this space as details develop.

Kudos to Two!
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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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