Wednesday, September 18, 2019: NEXT MEETING: 6:00 PM at the Roundup Lodge in San Lorenzo (Mimbres Valley). This is the season's last potluck at the Roundup Lodge before the GCAS relocates to Silver City for the winter meetings. Potluck is followed by general meeting, then our Featured Speaker: Human Systems Research Associate Director and archaeologist Karl Laumbach discusses his experiences in "The Elk Ridge Story."
September 19, 2019 - September 22, 2019: The 15th Annual Gila River Festival happens at various locations in Silver City, the Gila National Forest, and along the Gila River. Registration and other details are here. Field trips are filling up fast! Act now!
Friday, October 4, 2019: SPECIAL DAY FOR GCAS OCTOBER FIELD TRIP! A Curator's Tour of the Amerind Museum in Dragoon, Arizona. Cost is $8 per person. The tour begins at 1:00 PM sharp but BE AWARE THAT ARIZONA TIME IS ONE HOUR EARLIER THAN NEW MEXICO. From Silver City take Hwy 180 south to Lordsburg then take I-10 West to Exit 318 (Dragoon Rd.) just past the Texas Canyon Rest Stop. Follow the signs to the Amerind Museum, located about 5 minutes off I-10. Google Maps says it takes 2 hours and 10 minutes to travel from Silver City, but YMMV so allow time for gas, lunch, your own driving speed, and any additional distance.
Amerind Curator Erik Kaldahl advises that due to the size of the rooms, 15 people is the maximum number per group, but if we have more, Associate Curator Annie Larkin can guide a second group. Consequently, we will be limited to 30 participants total. Sign up at the September 18 GCAS general meeting, or reserve a space ahead of time by contacting GCAS President Kyle Meredith by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone, (575) 538-5706. If you decide to show up at the last minute, you may not be able to join the tour, but there is plenty to see on your own at the Amerind!
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.
January 25, 2020, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Old Pueblo Archaeology Center presents a "Cave Creek Canyon Pictographs Tour" led by archaeologist Kelsey Hanson starting at the Chiricahua Desert Museum located at the US-80 & NM-533 (Portal Road) junction, Rodeo, New Mexico. There is a $45 requested donation ($36 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members). Registrants have the option of visiting the Chiricahua Desert Museum on their own and at their own expense if they arrive early (the museum opens at 9) but need to be ready to go on the tour promptly at 10. This seems to be a tour that is quickly filling up so visit the page for this tour for registration information and further details. For other Old Pueblo excursions, visit their Upcoming Activities page.
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.