NEXT MEETING: 6:00 PM, Wednesday, November 20, 2019: GCAS general meeting at 2045 Memory Lane in Silver City, New Mexico. No potluck dinner, but light refreshments provided. After the meeting, our Featured Speaker, the GCAS's very own Greg Conlin, will speak about what lies "Beyond Machu Picchu: a Travelogue of Pre-Columbian Architecture in Peru."

NEXT FIELD TRIP = Sunday, November 3, 2019: Fort Bowie, Arizona. MEET FIRST at 10:00 AM sharp at the Tyrone parking lot near the US Post Office building on Highway 90. The convoy will then drive about 2 hours to the Fort Bowie National Historic Site via Highway 90 to Lordsburg > I-10 West > Exit 362 to Apache Pass Road, to meet at the trailhead for lunch at about noon. DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS AT 2AM ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3, SO NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA RETURN TO THE SAME TIME ZONE WHEN THIS FIELD TRIP BEGINS. This is a 3-mile loop trip. Bring lunch and water. More details at the Fort Bowie website.

Our October 16 Featured Co-Speaker, Ramson Lomatewama
Samantha Bomkamp, 2018-2019 Coinman Grant Award Recipient

Our October 16 Featured Co-Speaker, Leon Natker

Leon Natker via LNThe GCAS is excited to welcome two featured co-speakers to our next general meeting on Wednesday evening, October 16, 2019. We invite the general public and all GCAS members to come to 2045 Memory Lane in Silver City, New Mexico, to hear a special presentation on "Katsinam, Clouds, and Kivas: Evidence of the Origins of Katsinam Culture." This presentation is FREE.

Our General Meeting begins at 6:00 PM. The public is invited to attend our meeting as well as the presentation that follows. Light refreshments provided. Our featured co-speakers are Ramson Lomatewama and Leon Natker. For a preview of their presentation, go to this previous post. And now, please meet Leon Natker:

Leon Natker, MA, RPA, Executive Director of the Mesa Historical Museum, is an archaeologist/anthropologist who holds degrees in Anthropology from ENMU and Museum Studies from UNM. He has worked in China at the Neolithic village of Yangguanzhai. In the Southwest Leon has participated in excavations and historic preservation projects including Chaco Canyon, Montezuma Castle, Bandelier National Monument, and the Coronado State Historic Site. At the Maxwell Museum Leon organized the recent consultation with Hopi ritual practitioners to re-catalogue the entire Dorothy Maxwell collection of Katsina tihu. Leon currently works on various preservation projects in Arizona.

One of Leon's special archaeological interests is ceramics, but his range of skills and experience include a professional background in music, and more. We encourage anyone who finds themselves in the Phoenix metro area to visit the Mesa Historical Museum in Mesa, Arizona, to see the results of his work there as Executive Director.

We'll see you on October 16 at Memory Lane in Silver City to welcome Leon to town and to enjoy a fascinating presentation!

/s/ webmaster [Photo via Leon Natker.]

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