NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 6PM: the GCAS is thrilled to announce this year's first general meeting IN PERSON at 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. Skip social time if you like but our Featured Speaker, the WNMU Museum's new Director and archaeologist, Danielle Romero, makes her presentation on Elk Ridge Ceramics at 7PM sharp. Danielle, a ceramics specialist with years of investigating Mimbres and other sites, will make her topic most engaging. Read more about Danielle here. 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, June 5, 2022 - Park Service-guided visit to TJ Ruin at the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Meet at the Cliff Dwellings Visitor Center parking lot no later than 10:50 am, tour to begin at 11:00 am. Drive north on Highway 15/Pinos Altos Rd for about 45 miles from US 180 in Silver City. Drive can take as much as 2 hours! Site is reached via a short hike to the top of a 100 ft bluff. Site is not shaded! Dogs are not allowed on the site and cannot be left in vehicles or tied up in the parking lot. NOTE: the area is currently experiencing heavy smoke impacts from the Black Fire. Check this website and the Park Service website at https://www.nps.gov/gicl/index.htm (Alerts) the day before/morning of the field trip to see current status of the field trip and area conditions. Remember, to protect vulnerable resources we offer our field trips to members only. Members’ invited guests are welcome, as long as they ride in that member’s vehicle.

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Our GCAS MAREC Supporters

GratitudeWe members of the GCAS are a very lucky bunch indeed. Our two allotted rooms in the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site's historic Wood House are complete. We're ready to get to work on our educational programs and research collections that will form the backbone of the new Mimbres Archaeological Research and Education Center. Meet the dozens of generous folks who have given the GCAS their time, skills, hard-earned money, and valued library materials to our project. It is because of their unwavering support that we are able to start 2022 in just the right way. Thank you all for standing by us!

Our Donors:

Albuquerque Archaeological Society
Roger Anyon
Patricia & William Arvidson
Gary Barnett & Marianne Smith
Barbara Belles
Margaret Berrier
David Burr
Rafael Bustamante
Marcia Corl
Allen Dart
Bill Dixon
Robert Ehmann & Kathleen Mace
John Fitch
Joseph & Marilyn Gendron
Patricia Gilman & Paul Minnis
James Goodkind & Torie Grass
Don & Wendy Graves
Robert "Jake" Hickerson
Cheryl Howard
William Hudson
Jornada Research Institute
Jackie Krakie
Steven A. LeBlanc
Marilyn Markel
Kathryn McCarroll
Kathy & Mark McWilliams
Kyle Meredith & Josh Reeves
Ben & Peggy Nelson
Tina Oldknow
Thatcher Rogers
Barbara Roth
Cheryl Scannell
Ron Schaefer
Jakob Sedig
Robin Tuttle
Tom Vaughan

Our Volunteers:

Gary Barnett
Sam Bighley
Steve Collie
Torie Grass
Kathy Hill
Doug Horner
Bill Hudson
Kevin Humble
Marilyn Markel
Kathryn McCarroll
Kyle Meredith
Linda Pafford
PullSaw Woodworking
Josh Reeves
Leigh Reisch
Charlene Scott
Marianne Smith

We hope you join these wonderful people in keeping the MAREC project moving forward!

In gratitude,

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