NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 6PM: The GCAS monthly in-person general meeting returns to the Roundup Lodge in San Lorenzo (Mimbres Valley) near the junction of Highways 152 and 35. Start at 6PM with your own plates/utensils/beverage & a dish for yourself or to share. Brief general meeting at 6:45 PM before introducing the evening's feature presentation by the GCAS's friend Dr. Bob Stokes, chair of ENMU's Archaeology Department, who will present his team's Preliminary Results from ENMU's 2021 Summer Field School at the Mares Rockshelter, a Jornada Mogollon Site along the Lower Rio Grande near Radium Springs. Watch this space and follow our blog for any adjustments of times, potluck procedures, etc. 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: Saturday, June 25, 2022, 10:00AM-12:00PM noon, is the GCAS's traditional "July" field trip! Visit the 2022 Archaeology Fair hosted by Archaeology Southwest and the University of Arizona's Preservation Archaeology Field School at Gila River Farm in Cliff, New Mexico. The public is welcome and it's free of charge, so join GCAS members in learning about the project team's current archaeological investigations. Eye-catching informational exhibits will be on display, and the project team will offer hands-on activities to visitors of all ages. From the junction of Highways 180 and 211 in Cliff, drive 1 mile north, keep left (north) on Highway 293 and drive to Mile Marker 4. Just past MM 4, turn right into a driveway with a small sign that says, "Gila River Farm." Please use the parking area next to the large building down the driveway. Contact Archaeology Southwest with further questions. Safety measures will be in place, so please be prepared to wear a mask and keep a safe distance. See you at the Fair!

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OPAC HQFor those unfamiliar with Old Pueblo Archaeology Center [photo on right via OPAC], it is an organization headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, devoted to education and preservation of historic and archaeological sites and artifacts throughout the region of the US Southwest and Mexico Northwest. They serve as a clearinghouse for events, tours, educational programs, and volunteer opportunities for individuals including students of all ages, professionals, and interested nonprofessionals.

OPAC-Cave-Creek-CanyonEarly next year, Old Pueblo will present a day trip that may be of particular interest to those of us in the Grant County, New Mexico area. Their "Cave Creek Canyon Pictographs Tour" will happen on January 25, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The trip will be led by archaeologist Kelsey Hanson starting at the Chiricahua Desert Museum located at the US-80 & NM-533 (Portal Road) junction in Rodeo, New Mexico. [Photo on right by Kelsey Hanson, via OPAC.]

There is a $45 requested donation ($36 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members). Registrants have the option of visiting the Chiricahua Desert Museum on their own and at their own expense if they arrive early (the museum opens at 9) but they need to be ready to go on the tour promptly at 10:00 AM.

As with many Old Pueblo excursions, this is a tour that seems to be filling up quickly so you may want to act ASAP.  You can visit Old Pueblo's page for this Cave Creek Canyon tour for registration information and further details. For other Old Pueblo tours and events to entice you, visit their Upcoming Activities page. Let's go!

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