NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 6PM: 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. Start at 6PM with your own plates/utensils/beverage & a dish for yourself or to share. Brief general meeting at 6:45 PM before introducing the evening's feature presentation by the GCAS's friend Dr. Bob Stokes, chair of ENMU's Archaeology Department, who will present his team's Preliminary Results from ENMU's 2021 Summer Field School at the Mares Rockshelter, a Jornada Mogollon Site along the Lower Rio Grande near Radium Springs. Watch this space and follow our blog for any adjustments of times, potluck procedures, etc. 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: Saturday, June 25, 2022, 10:00AM-12:00PM noon, is the GCAS's traditional "July" field trip! Visit the 2022 Archaeology Fair hosted by Archaeology Southwest and the University of Arizona's Preservation Archaeology Field School at Gila River Farm in Cliff, New Mexico. The public is welcome and it's free of charge, so join GCAS members in learning about the project team's current archaeological investigations. Eye-catching informational exhibits will be on display, and the project team will offer hands-on activities to visitors of all ages. From the junction of Highways 180 and 211 in Cliff, drive 1 mile north, keep left (north) on Highway 293 and drive to Mile Marker 4. Just past MM 4, turn right into a driveway with a small sign that says, "Gila River Farm." Please use the parking area next to the large building down the driveway. Contact Archaeology Southwest with further questions. Safety measures will be in place, so please be prepared to wear a mask and keep a safe distance. See you at the Fair!

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October 2020

Happy Halloween to All

Bats 4The Bat - by Frank Jacobs

Bats are creepy! Bats are scary!

Bats do not seem sanitary.

Bats 3Bats in dismal caves keep cozy;

Bats remind us of Lugosi.

Bats have webby wings that fold up;

IMG_0106 - 3 sets of wingsBats from ceilings hang down rolled up.

Bats when flying undismayed are;

Bats are careful; bats use radar.

IMG_0129 - good profileBats at nighttime at their best are;

Bats by Batman unimpressed are!

 

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Online Via Zoom: Our October 21, 2020 Featured Speaker, John Stocke

Stocke_johnPleiades Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 7:00 PM: GCAS general meeting via Zoom. Unencumbered by a business meeting, we will begin by welcoming our Featured Speaker, John Stocke, Colorado University-Boulder professor of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences (1985-2017). Dr. Stocke will share the "Secrets of Andean Skies: the Mystery of the Pleiades". If you recall his fascinating talk in March 2019 about “Polynesian Navigation” you will definitely want to join us on Zoom starting at 6:45 to get the audience situated for the lecture to begin at 7:00 PM sharp. A Q&A session with John will follow his lecture. Check your email inbox for your Zoom invitation! As further background to the presentation:

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In Search of: GCAS Volunteers

Zoom picAs our membership already knows, the GCAS has resumed monthly meetings online via Zoom. We assembled a Zoom committee with the idea that up to 3 or 4 GCAS members could take turns acting as hosts for these Zoom meetings. Unfortunately some of our volunteer hosts quickly discovered that they do not have reliable enough equipment and/or connectivity to the internet to help out.

How about you?

Even if you have no experience hosting a Zoom meeting yourself, our Zoom committee has already done the work for you. With just one or two short practice sessions online with us, you can get familiar with how to use the 2 or 3 controls you need to start a meeting, introduce the featured speaker using our handy introduction form, and close down the meeting after the lecture and a Q&A session.

Please help the GCAS keep these monthly meetings going. You (yes, you) can contact the right people right away by emailing us at either webmaster@gcasnm.org, or reaching out to President Kyle Meredith at kyyote@msn.com, telephone 575-538-5706.

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