NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, December 15, 2021, online via Zoom, it's the GCAS special holiday meeting starting at the very special time of 6:00 PM. It may not be a “party” in our group's traditional sense, but we anticipate having a slideshow of archaeological images of solstice markers, followed by a slideshow of the AMAZING progress on our new Library and Workspace/Lab in the Wood House at the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site, and a reading of Marilyn Markel's annual poem wrapping up the year behind us. If any member has anything they wish to contribute to the fun, be it slideshows, games, announcements, or any etc., please contact Kyle ASAP at . The more the merrier!

NEXT FIELD TRIP = TBA - watch this space for details as they develop.

MAREC Progress Report - Phase I
Repatriation Underway

Online Via Zoom: Our January 20, 2021, Featured Speaker: David Greenwald

DGreenwaldWednesday, January 20, 2021, 7:00 PM via Zoom: 2021's first GCAS general meeting features speaker David Greenwald of the nonprofit Jornada Research Institute. Dave describes that he:

"...will be discussing the high points of the archaeological resources in Tularosa Canyon that date to the Mesilla phase (specifically between AD 600 and 900) focusing on Creekside Village, but also bringing the Twin Kivas Site and the Great, Great Kiva Site into the discussion. His presentation is titled EARLY JORNADA MOGOLLON SUBSISTENCE, SOCIO-POLITICAL, AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION IN TULAROSA CANYON, OTERO COUNTY, NEW MEXICO. Thus far, the Jornada Research Institute has published the first volume on the research at Creekside Village, a preliminary report, research design and plan for expanded investigations. Ongoing studies include a focus on the reservoir and irrigation systems, terraced agricultural features, and pit houses at Creekside Village, and the great kivas, canals, and field systems in Tularosa Canyon."

Watch your email for our Zoom invite. There will be no business meeting so join us at about 6:45 PM to get settled,  and enjoy Dave's presentation when it begins at 7:00 PM sharp!

Learn more about Dave's extensive background in his own words:

"David Greenwald has been an archaeologist for over 45 years, beginning his career at the Museum at Texas Tech University. Joining the Archaeology Department at Arizona State University in 1976, he worked on various Hohokam sites in the Phoenix Basin. From that time to the present, he has spent most of his career conducting cultural resource management projects in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and west Texas. For several years in the 1980s, he worked on Anasazi, Mogollon and Hohokam excavation projects while at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff and continued his graduate work at Northern Arizona University.

"In 2001 he and his wife, Dawn, started DMG Four Corners Research, a consulting firm headquartered in Tularosa. Living along the Rio Tularosa, Dave began to recognize the varied and highly significant archaeological resources in Tularosa Canyon. His interest in the area has led to the founding of the Jornada Research Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to continued research of our cultural and natural resources while engaging the public. Dave serves as the President of Jornada Research Institute and Director of the Rio Tularosa Research Program."

See you on Zoom!

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Colleen Carlson

I want to join your Zoom meeting tonight? Can We do that before my paperwork is submitted this week? I am submitting a physical application for a family membership for GCASNM.ORG this week to Cathy at the Museum....

Marianne Smith

Hi, Colleen - I've forwarded your question to our GCAS President, Kyle Meredith, for follow up.

Just so there is no confusion, the Grant County Archaeological Society is a nonprofit organization that is distinct from the Mimbres Cultural Heritage Site run by a different nonprofit organization. So, if you want to join the Grant County Archaeological Society to participate in our monthly Zoom meetings, you can either join the GCAS online at this website, or mail your membership application with your check to the GCAS, PO Box 1713, Silver City, New Mexico, 88062.

If instead you want to become a member of our partner in preservation, the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site/Imogen F. Wilson Education Foundation, you would contact Kathy Hill at the "museum" (now closed to the public) as you indicated you wanted to do. However, Kathy does not process membership applications to the GCAS, nor do members of the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site/Imogen F. Wilson Education Foundation have access to our members-only GCAS Zoom meetings.

Please email me ( if you have more questions!

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