NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at 6:00PM: it's the GCAS annual holiday get-together at 2045 Memory Lane in Silver City! Our holiday custom is to have a potluck with a virtually nonexistent business meeting and no official program, followed by a white-elephant gift exchange and general holiday good times. Dress festively and bring your best holiday dish to share! (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, December 3, 2023: our next field trip - GCAS members only - investigates the C-Bar Ranch area off of Highway 90. Meet at the car park just off of Hwy 90 in Tyrone in front of the US Post Office BEFORE 10:00 AM (this jumping-off spot is about 15-20 minutes’ drive from downtown Silver City but be mindful of possible delays due to Hwy 90 construction in downtown Silver City). The group will LEAVE FROM the Tyrone parking area at 10:00 AM sharp. Destinations: a shelter cave and beyond to a pictograph location. Leader Kyle Meredith explains that: “most vehicles should be able to drive to the site, although C-Bar Road is rough in spots. We encourage carpooling from the parking area in Tyrone to the site! From where our group will park on C-Bar Road it is a short walk to the shelter cave where we will see bedrock mortars and smoky ceilings. The hike to the pictographs is about one mile over some rough terrain and some easy trails. To see the pictographs it is necessary to do a little scrambling over rocks and boulders. Perhaps it’s not the season for rattlesnakes, but be aware that I have seen one on two different occasions.”

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December 4 Field Trip to WNMU Museum!

November 16, 2022, Via Zoom: GCAS Monthly Meeting With Our Featured Speaker: Peggy Nelson

Peggy NelsonWednesday, November 16, 2022, 7:00PM via Zoom: Let's get together online for our monthly meeting. As usual we'll start with a brief-if-any business meeting to be immediately followed by our Featured Speaker and longtime GCAS friend and supporter, Margaret "Peggy" Nelson PhD. Peggy will share with us NEWS FROM THE EAST: Contributions to Understanding Mimbres Lives and Landscapes.

Join us on Zoom starting at 6:45 to get situated before Peggy begins her presentation at 7:00 PM sharp. A Q&A session will follow her talk. Check your email inbox for your Zoom invitation about one week beforehand, and join us to hear about Peggy's insights. Meanwhile, learn more about her and her archaeological career:

Margaret "Peggy" Nelson is President’s Professor Emeritus in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change and Vice Dean Emeritus of Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University. She collaborates on research in the Mimbres region of southwest New Mexico, focusing on social and ecological aspects of continuity and change in cultural traditions. Most recently, she has led two interdisciplinary research teams. The first addresses social-ecological issues concerning resilience and sustainability for prehistoric small-scale farmers in the US Southwest and northern Mexico (600-1500 CE). The second focuses on the impacts of climate challenges on people and includes researchers working across the US Southwest and the North Atlantic Islands of Iceland, Greenland, Faroes, and Scotland (PNAS 2015). Nelson was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2008 and has been recognized for her teaching excellence as ASASU Centennial Professor, ASU Parents Association Professor of the Year, and ASU President’s Professor. As a retiree she currently does research in support of Our Family Services in Tucson and Chairs the Board of Amerind Foundation.

Watch some of Peggy's past YouTube talks about our area:  "Mimbres Lives and Landscapes of SW New Mexico," 4/2019; and  Archaeology of the Ancient Mimbres, 2014.

Join us on November 16!

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