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!

The Melding of Archaeology and Art in Las Cruces
Las Cruces Lecture Series Soon Coming

Volunteer Opportunities!

IMG_0348One of the GCAS's core missions is to preserve and protect archaeological resources through education. Now that school is back in session, several groups of local students and their teachers are planning field trips to the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site. The GCAS has traditionally provided volunteer guides for these field trips, coordinated by our very own Marilyn Markel.

Three schools are planning field trips between the date of this post and November 8, 2019. We need GCAS members to take time to assist Marilyn in showing these young students some of the rich heritage that their area offers them. Bonus: no experience is necessary for any of these field trips; Marilyn will quickly get you up to speed. Please help with one or more:

IMG_0359Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site to guide several groups of students from Bayard through the grounds. For other details please contact Marilyn Markel ASAP by telephone at 575-536-9337, or via her email.

Friday, October 11, 2019 (proposed date, to be finalized): VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site to guide several groups of students from Stout Elementary School through the MCHS grounds. For final dates, times, and other details please contact the GCAS's education coordinator Marilyn Markel ASAP by telephone at 575-536-9337, or via email.

Friday, November 8, 2019: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site to guide several groups of students from La Plata Middle School through the MCHS grounds. We need your help to make this school field trip of 100 students a success! For final dates, times, and other details please contact the GCAS's Marilyn Markel ASAP by telephone at 575-536-9337, or via email.

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