NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 5:00PM: The GCAS monthly IN-PERSON general meeting meets again at 2045 Memory Lane in Silver City, New Mexico. about a block or two south of the intersection of Memory Lane and Hwy 180. Doors open at 5PM for folks to socialize and get settled. Light refreshments provided and OK to bring your own light snacks or handy meal (burrito, etc.) and beverage. Meeting starts at 5:30PM sharp with a brief to nonexistent business meeting followed at 5:45PM by our featured speaker, the redoubtable archaeologist Chris Adams. Chris will showcase for us the Feather Imagery Depicted on Mimbres Pottery. Expect meeting to adjourn about 7:00PM. As ever, 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: February 5, 2023, we will meet at 10:00 AM at the MAREC HQ at the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site. We will have the Allard Bartlett and George Coleman collections on display with other select items including the GCAS's replica Clovis tool kit and a comparative sampling of artifact seashells and their modern counterparts. Possible trip to the nearby McAnally site may be included!

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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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