NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, December 15, 2021, online via Zoom, it's the GCAS special holiday meeting starting at the very special time of 6:00 PM. It may not be a “party” in our group's traditional sense, but we anticipate having a slideshow of archaeological images of solstice markers, followed by a slideshow of the AMAZING progress on our new Library and Workspace/Lab in the Wood House at the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site, and a reading of Marilyn Markel's annual poem wrapping up the year behind us. If any member has anything they wish to contribute to the fun, be it slideshows, games, announcements, or any etc., please contact Kyle ASAP at kyyote@msn.com . The more the merrier!

NEXT FIELD TRIP = TBA - watch this space for details as they develop.

Site Preservation 101
GCAS Field Trip to San Diego Mountain: the Three-Fish Site

Interactive Digs for the Armchair Archaeologist

Memoskull melisa frenchSometimes we avocational archaeologists are keen to participate in an official archaeological excavation but cannot afford the fees nor tolerate a month's tent-camping in hot, pestiferous conditions. Or possess the gear and the nerves of steel to scuba dive in a pitch black cenote. [Photo by Melisa French via Archaeology Magazine.]

Well, look no further than the Interwebs for the solution! The Archaeological Institute of America and Archaeology Magazine come out of cyberspace to bring you Interactive Digs - a place where, from the climate-controlled splendor of your own Internet connection you can - as the AIA describes:

Follow an excavation project as it happens. Interactive Digs are an opportunity to see an excavation unfold in real time. Archaeologists post regular updates from the field, answer questions, and describe life on a dig.

Current excavations (or those recently completed) have investigated sites in Crete, Ireland, Italy, Ohio, and Suriname. Closer to our own region, past excavations included sites in Arizona, Belize, Veracruz, Mexico, and cenote diving in Yucatan, Mexico (see above). Follow your favorite archaeologist's team online in the off season when local volunteer opportunities are scarce!

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