NEXT MEETING: Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 6:00PM: The GCAS’s general meeting IS RESCHEDULED from the usual third Wednesday of the month to the following Saturday, October 21, 2023, beginning at 6:00PM, for a special meeting and potluck dinner at 2045 Memory Lane in Silver City to welcome visiting members of the GCAS's friends and generous supporters of our MAREC project, the Albuquerque Archaeological Society. GCAS members, please bring your finest potluck dishes to share with about 15 members of AAS who would love to meet you. As we get to know one another, there will be a slideshow presentation of either the Rock House Petroglyph Site, the Dragonfly Petroglyph Site, or both. Join us on Saturday! (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, October 22, 2023, at 10:00 AM: Due to lack of a selected destination for the usual field trip on the first Sunday of the month, October's field trip is rescheduled to October 22 when members of the Albuquerque Archaeological Society visit our area. Destination will be either Rock House Petroglyph Site in lower Mimbres Valley (pending permit approval) or Dragonfly Petroglyph Site in Arenas Valley. Watch this space as details develop.

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January 2023

Consider an Early Spring Trip to Portland, Oregon!

Saa-logo Saa-2023-or-logoThe Society for American Archaeology (SAA)'s 88th annual meeting will be held this year in Portland, Oregon from Wednesday, March 29, 2023, through Sunday, April 2, 2023! Oregon is lovely that time of year so if any GCAS member is planning to attend, please contact the GCAS by email or telephone (772-529-2627) to let us know. We'll send some swag to SAA along with you. Further meeting details, the meeting schedule, and contact info are all available on the SAA's Annual Meeting page. Plan now!

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Join Us for Our January Monthly Meeting

2019-04-27 MM ASNM - Greg Conlin Bice AwardOn Wednesday, January 18, 2022, at 5:00PM: It's the GCAS monthly IN-PERSON general meeting at 2045 Memory Lane in Silver City, New Mexico. Doors open at 5PM for folks to socialize and get settled. No potluck but if you prefer, bring your own light snacks or handy meal (burrito, etc.) and beverage. Meeting starts at 5:30PM sharp with a brief to nonexistent business meeting followed at 5:45PM by our featured speaker, the GCAS's own Greg Conlin, who will present a slideshow on Greg's Latest Adventures in Peru's Southern Andes.

Greg has spent many years exploring the Andes and has visited many archaeological sites there, especially those less visited or that used megalithic stone construction methods. Please join us to see Peru through Greg's eyes. Expect the meeting to adjourn about 7:00PM. 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.

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Plan Now for a Special Event in Early March!

2019-04-28 MM ASNM at MCHS 2Current GCAS member and supporter, and past member of the Mimbres Foundation, archaeologist Pat Gilman announces that the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society is in the preliminary stages of planning a field trip to the Mimbres Valley from Friday, March 10, through Sunday, March 12, 2023. They've booked a room at the Little Toad Creek Brewery for Friday dinner (March 10), hoping that they can also use the room for a brief Powerpoint overview of Mimbres archaeology presented by Pat Gilman herself.

This is an excellent opportunity for GCAS members to get acquainted with our neighbors in Arizona's AAHS, so the GCAS has scheduled this weekend event as our March field trip - please join us!

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Register Now for Next Week's Special Presentation by Danni Romero

WNMU Museum Danelle Romero and San Lo StudentsWednesday January 11, 2023, 4:00PM MST in-person in Silver City, New Mexico; and online via Zoom: sponsored by Silver City's Southwest Word Fiesta, it's a FREE presentation by WNMU's Director of the Fleming Museum, archaeologist Danni Romero, who will discuss the Hidden Word of the Mimbres: Glimpses of Daily Life through Pottery.

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2022's Final Field Trip

Delk-Johnson Collection 1On December 4, 2022, nineteen GCAS members and their guests- including our youngest visitor (age six months old!) - visited the Fleming Museum at WNMU. In addition to a guided tour of the Museum's main exhibits, museum director Danni Romero treated our group to the first-ever public showing of their most recent acquisition of Mimbres artifacts, the Clint and Dee (Delk) Johnson Collection.

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Membership Time Is Here!

Goggie2023 is a terrific time to join the GCAS or renew your membership!

Membership runs from January through December of the current year. Our individual membership is $20 and our family membership is $30. Click through to this page to either renew online via our PayPal link; or to download, print, fill out our Membership form, and send it with a check by mail to: Grant County Archaeological Society, PO Box 1713, Silver City, NM 88062.

Thank you for joining us!

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