NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 6:00PM: members and non-members are welcome to the GCAS monthly meeting at the Roundup Lodge in San Lorenzo (Mimbres Valley). We start at 6PM with a potluck - bring your own plates & utensils, and a dish for yourself or to share with the group. At about 6:30PM we will have a brief business meeting followed immediately by our featured speaker, GCAS president Marianne Smith, who will discuss Images in Mimbres Pottery - Plainware to Classic. Consider some of the assumptions people make when trying to interpret Mimbres pottery and explore similarities in modern imagery. In order to offer our members a safe and comfortable experience at our in-person meetings the GCAS follows CDC and New Mexico Department of Health guidelines for indoor gatherings including masking, distancing, and vaccinations. We recommend each attendee take the precautions they feel are appropriate for themselves.

NEXT FIELD TRIP: SATURDAY, June 1, 2024, 12:00PM noon-4:00PM, Gough Park in Silver City: join the fun as the GCAS shifts our usual "first Sunday of the month" field trip one day earlier to the first Saturday of June to celebrate the main event of the 2024 centennial of the Gila Wilderness. The US Forest Service Wilderness Ranger District is hosting this event to commemorate the vital partnerships throughout the community that have contributed to the preservation of the Gila Wilderness over the past century. The GCAS is one among many such community organizations that will have a booth in Gough Park to showcase how people working together have preserved the world's first designated wilderness - a wilderness in our own back yard. Find out about this and more centennial events here.

May 17, 2023: GCAS Monthly Meeting Welcomes Katie Baustian PhD
Job Opportunities with the Gila National Forest

A New GCAS Internship Opportunity

ALCS Archaeolgy Crew students and Hurley 5th gradersThe GCAS is launching a new pilot project to support local high school students interested in learning how to protect archaeological and historical sites. We are offering two summer internships to local high school students ages 14 to 16, to be based at the GCAS's MAREC headquarters at the Mattocks archaeological site, located at the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site in the Mimbres Valley.

ALCS Archaeolgy students at MCHSThe GCAS aims to provide our summer interns with hands-on experience in various aspects of archaeological preservation within our region. Interns may learn the histories of our local archaeological sites and historic structures, organize and record archaeological materials, explain an archaeological/historic discovery to others, and more. Students accepted into the summer program will also have the opportunity to bring their parents to visit the GCAS's library and lab/workroom as well as the co-located Mattocks archaeological site and Mimbres Culture Heritage Site and museum.

This new summer internship program furthers the GCAS's continuing mission to broaden the educational and stewardship opportunities within our community. Please share this information with your students and neighbors. Those accepted into the program receive a stipend to offset transportation costs. By educating our local youth about the historical and cultural significance of our region, we believe that we will help build a strong community who will protect our antiquities for millennia.

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