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!

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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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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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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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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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Do You Know SHPO?

Among the many layers of our federal government is the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). It functions under the 1966 National Historic Preservation Act and is a subagency of the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places.

The Wood House needs a roofThe National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places deemed worthy of preservation. It coordinates public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archaeological resources. SHPO performs the essential duties of surveying, evaluating, and proposing for inclusion in the National Register significant historic buildings, and historic and archaeological sites, structures, districts, and objects.

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Be A Guest Blogger!

13 - Don records Greg's flake findAre you a writer? An aspiring writer? Have you written something about anthropology, archaeology, local history, or some such but you're not sure how to publicize it on the Web?

Do you have an archaeology-related event to announce? Are you excited to share an article or a book you've read? Have you recently visited a historic or archaeological site and have photos to share?

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Vandalism at Bandelier National Monument - Call for the Public's Help

Keep your eyes open on social media & YouTube, people - there may be a short video about this image from www.nps.govthat eventually surfaces somewhere. The kind of persons who vandalize, typically can't keep it to themselves for very long. The bigger the vandalism, the bigger the urge to brag about it. These two particular incidents of vandalism at Bandelier National Monument near Los Alamos, New Mexico, occurred in August 2017 and May 2018. They appear to have been very, very big indeed.

KRQE News reported on August 22, 2018: "The National Park Service needs the public's help finding a vandal....Park officials are in disbelief at the damage done at an archeological site called Duchess Castle at Bandelier National Monument in Los Alamos earlier this summer...."

[Photo of Duchess Castle, Bandelier National Monument, by National Park Service.]

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Volunteer Opportunities in Tucson via Archaeology Southwest

Are you interested in learning about Salado culture ceramics?

Are you a member of Archaeology Southwest, or willing to become one? image from en.wikipedia.org

Are you in Tucson or are willing to travel there regularly?

Is your answer to each of these questions an enthusiastic "Yes!"?

If so, boy howdy does Archaeology Southwest have a wonderful opportunity for you!

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