Monday, July 8, 2019, through Saturday, July 20, 2019: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for a 12-day archaeological excavation at City of Rocks State Park, directed by archaeologist and Eastern New Mexico University professor Robert Stokes, PhD. Students plan to beat the heat by starting each day at 6:30 AM but volunteers may start at whatever time suits their own heat tolerance. Volunteer help is especially needed on Saturday, July 20! Contact Dr. Stokes directly at email@example.com or via this website by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM: as part of the Silver City Clay Festival lecture series, Bureau of Land Management archaeologist Trinity Miller presents the "Three Rivers Petroglyph Site: A BLM Recreation Site" at the Murray Hotel Ballroom at 200 W. Broadway Street in Silver City.
Saturday, July 27, 2019, and Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM both days: the Mimbres Hummingbird Festival 2019 at the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site. Come early to watch an expert band hummingbirds; stay for a visit with 29 vendors and a tour through the Mattocks archaeological site. Everyone welcome! GCAS members please come and help run the GCAS booth! [Photo via animals.com]
Sunday, August 4, 2019: GCAS FIELD TRIP to the Burro Mountains Microwave Site and C-Bar Village. Meet at 10:00 AM sharp in the Tyrone parking lot near the USPS office on Highway 90 south of Silver City. High clearance is necessary for the Microwave Site. Carpool in Tyrone or at turnoff to site. Gravel road then short hike to C-Bar Village.
August 9, 2019 - August 11, 2019: The Pecos Conference, in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, organized by NMSU's own Dr. Fumi Arakawa. Check here for info as it develops.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019: NEXT MEETING: 6:00 PM at the Roundup Lodge in San Lorenzo (Mimbres Valley). Potluck followed by general meeting, then our Featured Speaker: Gila National Forest archaeologist Bella Mollard explains "Ritual Landscapes of the Jornada Mogollon."
October 4, 2019 - October 6, 2019: The 2019 Southwest Kiln Conference in Globe, Arizona, at Gila Pueblo, Besh Ba Gowah, and the Timber Camp Recreation Area of the Tonto National Forest. Check out registration, schedule, camping fees, and more here. The organizers stress that "...attendance is free and open to the public so come up to Globe and learn about the exciting things being done in the fields of prehistoric pottery replication and experimental archaeology."
Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019: 21st Biennial Jornada-Mogollon Archaeology Conference at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology, El Paso, Texas.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 6:00 PM: THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS ESPECIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THIS GCAS GENERAL MEETING at 2045 Memory Lane in Silver City, New Mexico. No potluck dinner, but light refreshments provided. After the GCAS General Meeting, our Special Featured Speakers, Leon Natker (archaeologist; executive director of the Mesa Historical Museum, AZ) and Ransom Lomatewama (Hopi Third Mesa; Katsina father and multimedia artist) will discuss "Katsinam, Clouds, and Kivas: Evidence of the Origins of Katsinam Culture."
Through December 15, 2019: "Living in Sacred Continuum" - a display of Mimbres pottery dating from 1000 CE to 1130 CE, at the American Indian Student Center, at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. In addition to the exhibit, a panel of Native American artists will share interpretations about the pottery’s designs during a discussion from 1-4 PM Friday, April 26 at the American Indian Student Center. Details here. Contact info for the American Indian Student Center here.
Through August 4, 2022: "Woven Through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry and Fiber Art" at the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson. Details here.