NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 6:00 PM: our monthly meeting shifts to the Roundup Lodge in San Lorenzo (Mimbres Valley) for the summer months. Doors open at 6PM for a potluck dinner so bring your own plates, utensils, and a dish for yourself or to share with the group. Brief GCAS business meeting begins at 6:30 PM followed immediately by our evening's Featured Speaker, Preservation Anthropologist Aaron Wright PhD, who will present Indigenous Rock Imagery of the Sonoran Desert. Members and non-members alike are welcome to join us for an evening of good food and an engaging discussion. In order to offer our members a safe and comfortable experience at our in-person meetings the GCAS recommends each attendee take the masking, distancing, and vaccination precautions they feel are appropriate for themselves in group gatherings.

NEXT FIELD TRIP: Sunday, May 5, 2024: we aim for an unnamed Mimbres site on Fort Bayard/USFS land. Meet our trip leader, the GCAS's own Torie Grass, at the Big Tree parking lot (USFS directions are here), about a half hour's drive from Silver City. The group will start from the trailhead at 10AM sharp for a hike of about a mile one-way, north past the USFS Hot Shot buildings. The trail is mostly flat, with an incline up to a ridge at the end to reach the site. Torie advises to bring water and a lunch if desired, and to dress with appropriate pants for walking through some dry, stickery brush. Let's go!

Petroglyphs as Celestial Markers
Congratulations, Marilyn Gendron!

Be a Guest Blogger or Photographer!

13 - Don records Greg's flake findHave you ever thought about contributing something to our GCAS website, but weren't sure how to start?  Do you have an archaeology-related event to announce? Would you like to share a link to an article or a book you've read? Have you recently visited a historic or archaeological site and have photos to share online? Need something to keep you occupied during this Time of Social Distancing?

If you answered "Yes!" to one or more of those questions, your Faithful GCAS Webmaster would be happy to include your work right here on this very website. Several GCAS members and our affiliates have already submitted photos and other items of interest. It's as easy as sending your GCAS Webmaster an email with your info and photos attached. Ask us how!

Your blog post can be as short as one sentence, or as long as you want to make it. Photos are always welcome. You don't have to stop at just one blog post, either. We'd love to have - and have had - repeat contributors. To see examples of some of the posts submitted by past contributors, have a look here, here, here, here, and here.

Even if you want to make a post but aren't sure what to write about, we can help! There are several topics of interest a prospective blogger like you may enjoy. Interview an area archaeologist by email! Write a profile of a long-term GCAS member! Ask your Webmaster for even more ideas!

2 - Replica axe demoThis website belongs to the GCAS general membership so we encourage all members to contribute. However, you don't have to be a GCAS member to submit a post.  Everyone has something valuable to share. Students at all levels are welcome to join in the blog-posting fun, and we're always happy to hear from professional archaeologists who have something to share with all us amateurs.

What archaeology-related issues are close to your heart? Contact Your Faithful Webmaster at [email protected] today!

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