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!

Online Via Zoom: Our October 21, 2020 Featured Speaker, John Stocke
Happy Halloween to All

Archaeological Lectures Online

Opportunities abound for the avocational archaeologist to keep abreast of the latest discoveries and research without sacrificing safety during these pandemic times. Following are links to YouTube video presentations and more, all of which can be enjoyed at the viewer's convenience:

American Rock Art Research Association (ARARA): Upcoming & recent past lectures are here. The show list of past presentations on ARARA's YouTube channel is here.

Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona: Their YouTube channel listing their past presentations is here, and their online exhibits, learning resources, and other online classes and tours are featured here. Check out one of their core exhibits, The Pottery Project.

Utah Rock Art Research Association (URARA): recently presented a four-part series of presentations on Utah rock art. The fourth and final session, focusing on Utah’s Historic period Ute, Paiute, and Navajo styles, as well as Shoshone rock art, is here.

Please let us know what you think - and share with us links to other online sources you've visited!

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