NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, April 19, 2023: the GCAS meets at 2045 Memory Lane in Silver City, New Mexico. Light refreshments provided; OK to bring your own light snacks or handy meal (burrito, etc.) & beverage if desired. Doors open at 5 PM for socializing. Meeting starts at 5:30 PM sharp with a short business meeting followed at 5:45 PM by featured speaker and GCAS member Carolyn O’Bagy Davis, who will discuss Bert and Hattie Cosgrove, avocational archaeologists who were instrumental in documenting and preserving a number of local sites including Arenas Valley's Treasure Hill. Meeting to adjourn about 7:00 PM. 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, April 2, 2023, beginning 9:00 AM: Regular GCAS field trip to City of Rocks State Park - view remnants of Apache shelters along the Cienega Trail, plus features in other easy-access locations like a rock shelter, Apache petroglyph, kiva, and multiple mortar holes. City of Rocks is about a 1-hour drive one-way from Silver City. At 9:00 AM meet at the Cienega Trail trailhead parking (a few hundred yards from the Highway 61 turnoff to the City of Rocks - look on the left side of the road for a parking area with a Port-o-Let). Walk the 1-mile easy Cienega Trail loop to inspect some off-trail features. About 11:00 AM, non-hikers can join the rest of the group to learn about the kiva site a few yards from the Visitor Center. About 11:15 AM, drive round the park’s perimeter road to the north side to view the rock shelter, Apache petroglyph, and mortar holes (short but moderately steep walk uphill from area near campsite #35). Picnic lunch follows at any convenient unoccupied campsite.

Online via Zoom: Our September 16, 2020, Featured Speaker: Thatcher Rogers
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Free Online Archaeological Presentations Aplenty

6.1 - Pony Hills running quadripedMany universities, museums, and archaeological organizations have been moving their events and presentations online and most of them are free for the taking. The following list provides an aspiring audience member with a wealth of virtual tours, lectures, and more. If you decide to take part in one, or have another source of online education not listed here, please drop us a note afterwards or leave a comment on this here blog to let us know how your experience was!

The American Rock Art Research Association (ARARA) - YouTube videos of past lectures to watch any time, and a slate of upcoming lectures

The Amerind Museum's Events and Programs - online tours, Zoom talks, and in-person options

The Archaeological Conservancy - virtual tours

The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society - upcoming events and programs listed on their home page

The Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona - virtual tours, YouTube videos

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center - past and upcoming YouTube videos and webinars

The Indigenous Educational Institute - videotaped webinars addressing indigenous cultures the world over

The Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project - in-person and online events including Mesa Talks, Chats with the Archaeologist

Old Pueblo Archaeological Center - live and online events, tours, and educational programs of all kinds

Preservation50 - Videos created for the public by archaeologists in 18 different states (so far!)

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