NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 7PM, online via Zoom: 7:00 PM: The GCAS welcomes West-Mexican archaeologist Manuel Dueñas Garcia as our Featured Speaker. As usual for our Zoom meetings we invite everyone to hop online about 6:45 PM to get settled while we have a brief-to-nonexistent business meeting. Manuel will begin his presentation at 7PM sharp to share his perspectives on Aguascalientes Archaeology and the Northern border of Mesoamerica during the Epiclassic (600-900 CE). Members, check your email about a week prior to the meeting to receive your Zoom link. We'll see you online as Manuel discusses new insights about our region.

NEXT FIELD TRIP: TBA but meanwhile, remember that to protect vulnerable resources we offer our field trips to members only. Members’ invited guests are welcome, as long as they ride in that member’s vehicle.

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Cultural and Ethical Implications in the Fossil Trade

A Brief Detour into Paleontology

Some scientific news is just too good not to share.

About four years since its discovery, scientists have confirmed that a series of fossil dinosaur tracks, stumbled upon in a trailside rock fall in Grand Canyon National Park, are 313 million years old, making them "...by far the oldest vertebrate tracks in Grand Canyon...More significantly,...they are among the oldest tracks on Earth of shelled-egg-laying animals, such as reptiles, and the earliest evidence of vertebrate animals walking in sand dunes."

As Charlie Pierce says, "Dinosaurs lived then to make us happy now."

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