NEXT MEETING: 6:00 PM, Wednesday, December 18, 2019: GCAS general meeting & Awesome Annual GCAS Potluck Christmas Party & White Elephant Extravaganza. Meet at Josh & Kyle's party house at 615 E. Skyview Drive. Annual Board of Trustees meeting begins ~ 5:30 PM, general meeting begins at 6 PM. Bring some potluck finger-food AND a wrapped white-elephant gift to exchange. Directions: From Hudson Street/Hwy 90 southbound from Silver City's downtown, turn left (southeast) onto Ridge Road where the Chevron gas station is on the southeast corner. Continue on Ridge Road a short ways and take the second left (eastbound) onto Skyview Drive. 615 Skyview will be a ways down the hill on the left.

NEXT FIELD TRIP = TBA.

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Hummingbird Festival 2019

Upcoming Southwest Kiln Conference, October 4-6

2016 swkc post-firing retrieval2018 swkc 09-29-2 potsThe 2019 Southwest Kiln Conference will be taking place during the weekend of October 4 through October 6 in Globe, Arizona. This event is open to the public and attendance is free. This annual conference focuses on both archaeological research and hands-on techniques in the fields of prehistoric pottery replication and experimental archaeology.

2016 swkc - our logo reproducedSouthwest Kiln's October 2019 schedule offers action suitable for all tastes and skill levels. Archaeological papers will be presented at Gila Pueblo, with outdoor demonstrations of prehistoric pottery technology expected in the central plaza of the Besh Ba Gowah archaeological site. For attendees who are more hands-on, outdoor pottery firings are scheduled in the Timber Camp campground area of the Tonto National Forest. A group camp site has also been reserved at Timber Camp so that the flow of ideas can continue long after the pottery has been fired. The conference closes on Sunday, October 6, with a field trip to Kinishba Ruins.

Click here to find Southwest Kiln's registration, schedule, camping fees, and more. Browse through their extensive photo galleries of past events for an even better idea of what to expect. An early October weekend in the Tonto National Forest sounds like just the trip for you.

/s/ webmaster [Photos of 2016 and 2018 conferences, courtesy of Southwest Kiln Conference.]

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