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 kyyote@msn.com . The more the merrier!

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

Two Upcoming Lectures on Gila River Archaeology
Upcoming Online Lectures: All About Birds

MAREC Progress Report - Phase VII

Josh Reeves at work Fresh paintThe joint GCAS-IFWEF rehabilitation project continues. The plumbing for the lab’s utility sink is connected and fully functional, bringing water into a building that has not enjoyed any indoor plumbing in decades. IFWEF and GCAS volunteers have hung, re-trimmed, and painted a total of six interior and exterior doors. The exterior doors have new overhangs to help divert rain water and snow melt. We all agree that the doors' fresh coats of bright paint really help the Wood House come alive.

Marilyn Markel’s special storage closet under the lab’s stairway – christened by one of our GCAS members as the Education Bunker – is fully enclosed, illuminated, and secured, with raised mats on which to store materials for Marilyn’s archaeological educational programs. The Bunker’s door received its final coat of paint and is ready for service. (See green-and-white door below, on the right.)

Overhang MM's Education Bunker

IFWEF has resumed construction in the Wood House’s two upstairs rooms, and we’re looking forward to built-in bookshelves and a full floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall bookcase in the library. While we’re waiting for the dust to settle from all this work, two GCAS volunteers are taking a succession of three free-standing pieces of GCAS furniture off-site for sanding and refinishing so that they will be ready to be put in place as soon as practicable.

Thanks to all our donors' support, the Wood House is moving closer to its next vibrant phase of life. With gratitude and on behalf of all the GCAS,

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