NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, July 17, 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 with what we expect to be a larger than usual number of guests, including the starving students of the Preservation Archaeology Museum Curation and Survey Field School. Let's feed these folks well, people! At about 6:30PM we will have a brief business meeting followed immediately by our featured speaker, Archaeology Southwest's Karen Schollmeyer PhD, who will share updates on her and her field school team's work at the WNMU Museum which includes curating the artifacts comprising the NAN Ranch collection. Come meet the next generation of archaeologists and learn about the latest activity at our own WNMU Museum. 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: we defer a July field trip due to conflict with the July 4 holiday weekend. Watch this space for our next field trip scheduled for Sunday, August 4, 2024, destination TBA.

Repost: A Grant We Can Use
The GCAS's Nancy Coinman Library

October Reminders

It's been a busy month, going from September into October. Set aside these remaining October dates for archaeological action leading into the Halloween holiday:

Wednesday, 10/18/2023: GCAS’s general meeting IS RESCHEDULED to 3 days later on 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 Albuquerque Archaeological Society to our area for the weekend. GCAS members, please bring your finest potluck dishes to share with about 15 members of AAS who would love to meet you - see below for a sketch of the rest of the weekend's plans.

Friday evening, 10/20/2023 thru Sunday morning, 10/22/2023: Members of our companion organization and generous supporters of our MAREC project, the Albuquerque Archaeological Society, will visit Silver City for the weekend! GCAS members are welcome to join any/all activities but space is limited so email or call Marianne at [email protected] or 772-529-2627 to confirm availability for one or more of the following activities, and for details/directions as they develop:

Friday, 10/20, 6:00PM, Little Toad Creek Brewery get-together (dutch treat);

Saturday, 10/21, 10:00AM, tour of WNMU Museum;

Saturday, 10/21, 2:30PM, tour of Mimbres Culture Heritage Site;

Saturday, 10/21, 6:00 PM: GCAS general meeting and potluck at the Memory Lane clubhouse - 2045 Memory Lane in Silver City; presentation will be a casual slideshow of petroglyphs from Dragonfly and Rock House sites with all attendees invited to share their own interpretations of rock imagery;

Sunday, 10/22, 10:00AM: field trip, destination is the 3.4-mile Dragonfly Petroglyph loop trail in the Arenas Valley. Meet at the car park at the Dragonfly Trailhead at 10:00 AM sharp. Take Hwy 180 East and between mile markers 118 and 119 where you see the brown "Dragonfly Trailhead" sign , turn north off of Hwy 180 onto Arenas Valley Road. It's a short distance from there to the car park. See you there!

We'll see you!

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