NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, June 21, 2023: 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. Members and general public invited. Our customary summertime potluck starts at 5PM with your own plates/utensils/beverage & a dish for yourself or to share. Brief business meeting at 5:45PM followed immediately by our Featured Speaker, the GCAS's own archaeologist Marilyn Markel who will describe Ridge Ruin: an Extraordinary Sinagua Site and a Story of Repatriation. Join us for a unique presentation! 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: Sunday, June 4, 2023: Meet at 10:00AM sharp at the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site to carpool to the Mitchell, Montezuma, and possibly also the Beauregard sites on the the Nature Conservancy's Upper Mimbres Preserve about 5 miles north. To get an accurate head count for carpooling in hi-clearance vehicles, GCAS members please email [email protected] or telephone Marilyn Markel at 575-536-9337 ahead of time to let us know to expect you.

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The Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project's Monthly Lecture Series

In Memoriam: Warren DeBoer

Warren-2016The GCAS is saddened to report that our group's friend and one of our past Featured Speakers, Warren DeBoer, passed away at age 74 on May 24, 2020, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Our hearts go out to his wife Sara Stinson, his sister Ainsley, and the rest of his family. His family remembers:

"Professor Warren DeBoer joined the Department of Anthropology at Queens College in 1972 and retired in 2012. Universally loved by students, Dr. DeBoer taught Introduction to Archaeology, Peoples of North America, and Archaeology of North America, foundational courses for our anthropology majors, for 40 years.

With an infectious dry humor, he had the ability to walk into a classroom and simply start talking, and his analytical mind seemed to never stop turning. Dr. DeBoer was a prolific renaissance archaeologist whose many accomplishments were not confined to a particular area, time, or topic. He is best known for his ethnoarchaeological and ethnohistorical work in South America, where he studied modern behaviors of indigenous peoples to help to understand patterns observed by archaeologists. This work involved a range of topics such as cultural ecology, ceramic decoration and use-life, manioc consumption, feasting, ceremonial areas, and raiding. Dr. DeBoer also conducted archaeological research on ancient populations in North America, examining topics such as storage pits and the economic surplus, exchange networks and sacred journeys, and gambling. As a great writer, he was able to communicate to a broad range of scholars and his research will likely remain important to archaeology and beyond for generations to come. Many members of the Department of Anthropology today still regard Dr. DeBoer as a father figure and we were deeply saddened by his death from esophageal cancer on May 24, 2020."

Celebrate Warren DeBoer's remarkable life and his authorship by reading some of his research as described in his CV at the City University of New York, and in his Wikipedia profile. Thank you for having touched our lives, Warren. We will miss you.

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