NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at 6:00 PM, at 2045 Memory Lane in Silver City, New Mexico. No potluck dinner but refreshments provided. Featured speaker: GCAS's own Joseph A. Bryce, Assistant Curator of History and Exhibitions at the Silver City Museum, will discuss "The Fremont Culture in Utah."

NEXT FIELD TRIP: By tradition there is NO field trip in January, but watch this space for future info on one or more possible work parties at the GCAS's library room at the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site. Inventory and organizing opportunities galore!

Current Affairs

Bice Award Nominees - Last Call

A B 1 Bice Award Recipients Judy Welch and Barb RothNominations for the annual Richard A. Bice Archaeological Achievement Awards are due no later than January 11, 2019. Six days from now, people.

Please help the ASNM identify one or more members of the GCAS who are worthy of recognition. It only takes a few minutes to review the ASNM's samples of the text of past awards and to complete the nomination form, available here. Don't wait! Act now!

The Bice Awards recognize individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions to advance the purpose of their local archaeological society/organization and the Archaeological Society of New Mexico's (ASNM's) goals of documenting, preserving and protecting the archaeological heritage of New Mexico. Nominees do not have to be professional archaeologists. We are proud to include several GCAS members among past Bice Award recipients: David G. Matthews – 2003, Mary Margaret Soulé – 2004, John Fitch – 2006, Marilyn Markel – 2007, Barbara J Roth – 2015 (photo, right), Judy (photo, left) and Carroll Welch – 2015, Kyle Meredith – 2017, and William Hudson – 2018.

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Visit a Virtual Museum

image from swvirtualmuseum.nau.eduThe American Southwest Virtual Museum describes itself as "...a digital repository of photographs, maps, information, and virtual tours of National Park Service units and museums across the Southwest." However, they offer much more than that to the avocational archaeologist. For example, browse through their Pottery Guide in the home page's right sidebar, or perhaps start with the home page's Featured Exhibit. Their interactive Artifact Exhibits include animal bone, projectile points, shells, and more - with comprehensive identifications that include provenience.

The American Southwest Virtual Museum is an excellent way for anyone to become better acquainted with the cultures, artifacts, and archaeological sites of the US Southwest. Your GCAS Webmaster says check it out!

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Nominate an ASNM Honoree - Last Call

Doe  maybe  between 2 male figuresThe Archaeological Society of New Mexico is seeking nominations for an honoree to be named in the 2020 edition of the ASNM's Annual Volume. You can learn more about the past honorees of the ASNM's Annual Volume here.

The ASNM encourages GCAS members to nominate a deserving individual to our President, Kyle Meredith, so that in turn Kyle can contact the ASNM with our group's nomination before the end of 2018. That's two days from now, people, so if you have not already done so pleasecontact Kyle at kyyote@msn.com immediately with your nomination! Act now!

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Bice Award Nominees - Second Call

A B 1 Bice Award Recipients Judy Welch and Barb RothNominations for the annual Richard A. Bice Archaeological Achievement Awards are due no later than January 11, 2019, just shy of three weeks from today.

The Bice Awards recognize individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions to advance the purpose of their local archaeological society/organization and the Archaeological Society of New Mexico's (ASNM's) goals of documenting, preserving and protecting the archaeological heritage of New Mexico. Nominees do not have to be professional archaeologists. We are proud to include several GCAS members among past Bice Award recipients: David G. Matthews – 2003, Mary Margaret Soulé – 2004, John Fitch – 2006, Marilyn Markel – 2007, Barbara J Roth – 2015 (photo, right), Judy (photo, left) and Carroll Welch – 2015, Kyle Meredith – 2017, and William Hudson – 2018.

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Nominate an ASNM Honoree - Second Call

Doe  maybe  between 2 male figuresThe Archaeological Society of New Mexico is seeking nominations for an honoree to be named in the 2020 edition of the ASNM's Annual Volume. You can learn more about the past honorees of the ASNM's Annual Volume here.

The ASNM encourages GCAS members to nominate a deserving individual to our President, Kyle Meredith, so that in turn Kyle can contact the ASNM with our group's nomination before the end of 2018.

Only 12 days remain to nominate someone, so if you have not already done so please read further and contact Kyle at kyyote@msn.com as soon as possible with your nomination!

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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Archaeologically-Inclined

We all have that certain someone on our holiday gift list. They're the kind of person who spends a fair amount of time outdoors, exploring untold numbers of historic and ancient sites in remote locations...volunteering as a site steward to protect such sites from vandalism and looting...and spending their indoor time reading and learning even more about the places they like the best.

If you're stumped by what to give to your favorite archaeo-nerd this holiday season, you may find the following suggestions helpful:

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21st Biennial Jornada Mogollon Archaeology Conference

Save the dates: the 21st Biennial Jornada Mogollon Archaeology Conference will be held on October 11-12, 2019 (all day Friday and Saturday), at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology in El Paso, Texas.

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Jeff Romney
Director

4301 Transmountain Road
El Paso, Texas 79924
(915) 212-3162 (temporary)
Archaeology.elpasotexas.gov

As noted above, they expect to issue their Call for Papers in January, 2019.

Everyone is encouraged to periodically check for further information and updates via the El Paso Museum of Archaeology's website or their Facebook page.

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Nominate Someone for the ASNM Bice Awards

A B 1 Bice Award Recipients Judy Welch and Barb RothThe annual Richard A. Bice Archaeological Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions to advance the purpose of their local archaeological society/organization and the Archaeological Society of New Mexico's (ASNM's) goals of documenting, preserving and protecting the archaeological heritage of New Mexico. Nominees do not have to be professional archaeologists. We are proud to include several GCAS members among past Bice Award recipients: David G. Matthews – 2003, Mary Margaret Soulé – 2004, John Fitch – 2006, Marilyn Markel – 2007, Barbara J Roth – 2015 (photo, right), Judy (photo, left) and Carroll Welch – 2015, Kyle Meredith – 2017, and William Hudson – 2018.

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The Nancy Coinman Grant Awards - Application Period Is Closed

DragonfliesThe December 1, 2018, application deadline for the GCAS/Nancy Coinman Grant Awards has passed and the application period is now closed. Our GCAS Board of Trustees will notify applicants of whether or not they have been selected for a Nancy Coinman Grant Award no later than February 1, 2019.

The GCAS thanks all the applicants for having taken time to participate in this first round of the Nancy Coinman Grant Awards. We hope to hear from you again when a second round of Grant Awards is offered.

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Nominate a GCAS Member To Be an ASNM Honoree

Doe  maybe  between 2 male figuresThe Archaeological Society of New Mexico is seeking nominations for an honoree to be named in the 2020 edition of the ASNM's Annual Volume. As Hayward Franklin's message below explains, the ASNM encourages GCAS members to nominate a deserving individual to our GCAS President, Kyle Meredith, so that in turn Kyle can contact the ASNM with a nomination on behalf of our group before the end of 2018.

You can learn more about the past honorees of the ASNM's Annual Volume here. Fewer than five weeks remain to nominate someone, so please read further and consider making it a priority to contact Kyle at kyyote@msn.com as soon as possible with your nomination!

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