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.

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Online Via Zoom: Our May 19, 2021, Featured Speaker, John Stocke, PhD

Decluttering? GCAS Library Is Searching for Books, Periodicals, and Supplies

(Ours have gone missing or are badly damaged and must be replaced)

Las Almendras de San Lorenzo hotel libraryThinking of downsizing your personal library? Considering purchasing a book or periodical to donate to the GCAS as an alternative to donating to our Mimbres Archaeological Research and Education Center project? We can help make the process easy for you! Scroll down below for the link to our current list of books, periodicals, and supplies our GCAS Library needs to make our shelves more complete and user-friendly.

If you already have books, supplies, or other items you'd like to donate to the GCAS Library, please email us or telephone our GCAS librarian/archivist Marianne Smith at 772-529-2627. Nothing goes to waste; if we discover we already have a duplicate title on our shelves or if we have no room for the item until we relocate our library to a larger space, your donation will still help us reach our goals by being part of our next used book sale to raise funds for our other library necessities.

View to WIf you are thinking about buying a book or periodical on our list and then donating it directly to the GCAS Library, you may want to contact Joe Wesbrook aka Joe the Book Guy on his Facebook page or look through his inventory on his website before searching Amazon or anywhere else. If Joe has one or more of the titles on our list in stock, it is our experience that he sells used books in good condition at competitive prices. You may find that his prices for some of the gently-used titles on our list are as low as $5 to $20.

Our current list, suitable for printing, is here: Download Sought-After-Titles-10-2020.pdf (98.2K)

Find some book titles and examples of needed library supplies on our Amazon Wish List, here.

Thank you for your support!

/s/ webmaster [Upper photo: private library, Suchitoto, El Salvador. Lower photo: GCAS Library, Mimbres, New Mexico. Photos by M.Smith]


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