Arizona Archaeological Society




Desert Foothills Chapter is located in Cave Creek, AZ. The scenic Cave Creek spills out of the mountains through Spur Cross Ranch and down into the valley of the Hohokam.   

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Mailing Address:

          Arizona Archaeological Society - Desert Foothill Chapter

          4815 E. Carefree Hwy, Suite #108

          Box # 245

          Cave Creek, AZ    85331


DFC Web Page Quick Links: 

DFC Officers                     Meeting Info / Member-Only Inst.                     Events                     Go Green

Quick Reference: Meeting, Speaker, Activity Chart                     DFC Library                     Local Museum




Scott Wood Retirement PartyA Happy Occasion and Good News:

On February 7, 2015, we joined National Forest Service personnel and many other professional or private friends/associates of Scott Wood at his retirement party in Mesa, Az.  Scott was the Tonto National Forest Archaeologist for 40 years and long time archaeologist working with Desert Foothill Chapter.  He has guided us, taught us, and participated with us on many adventures always giving willingly of his time.  The best news is Scott's new position creating "Friend's of the Tonto National Forest" 501-C3 and continuing his association with the AAS Desert Foothills Chapter means that we continue our long association with him.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Field trips, workshops, classes, and special extended activities are open to AAS members only.  This type of activity often requires a signed AAS-DFC Liability Release Form. 


Chapter Officers


Office Holder

Contact Data

President/Classes/Workshops  Mary Kearney  623-594-1437 (home) 
1st Vice President Larry Ross 602-820-4040 (home)
2nd Vice President/Archivist Joe J DeVito 480-575-9019 (home)
480-748-8099 (cell)
Treasurer Kathy Queen 602-996-5426 (home)
602-359-6197 (cell)
Secretary Alan Troxel 623-434-1029 (home)
Director I/Speakers  Kathryn Frey  480-575-6754 (home)
480-695-2609 (cell)
Director II/Sales Susanne Egan480-216-1966 (cell)
Director III/Newsletter Liz Westcott480-200-7967 (cell)
Advisor Scott Wood 602-482-0083
Advisor Mark Hackbarth 480-894-0020
Membership Glenda Simmons  928-684-3251 (home)
928-231-0785 (cell)
Media Writer/Website Roger Kearney 623-594-1437 (home)
Local Hikes Coordinator Larry Morehouse  623-465-0107 (home) 
Assistant Local Hike Coord.Tammy Teegardin602-999-9153  
Audio-Visual Roger Kearney 623-594-1437
Outreach Susanne Egan  480-216-1966 (cell)




Chapter Meetings/Member-Only Instructions

We meet September through May in the

Community Building (Maitland Hall) of the Good Shepherd of the Hills Church,

 6502 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331.

Socialization and refreshments at 7:00pm, business meeting and program approx. 7:30pm.


 View Member-Only Access Inst.  <<<View or Save instructions for access to Member-Only page.

 Click Here, for online membership renewal instructions.

 Click Here, for address to mail Desert Foothill Chapter renewal if not renewing at regular meetings or online with PayPal link.

 Click Here, for "2017" membership renewal paper form for mailing in dues.



**NOTE**  Click on event title for expanded view and details, click "Back" in the event description area to return here. 


Upcoming events

22 Oct 2016 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00) • Rock Art Ranch (near Windslow - Chevelon Canyon)
09 Nov 2016 7:00 PM (UTC-07:00) • Community Building (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen)
15 Nov 2016 9:00 AM (UTC-07:00) • Verde Valley Archaeology Center, Camp Verde
14 Dec 2016 6:00 PM (UTC-07:00) • Cave Creek Silver Spur, 6245 E. Cave Creek Road
11 Jan 2017 7:00 PM (UTC-07:00) • Community Building (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen)
08 Feb 2017 7:00 PM (UTC-07:00) • Community Building (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen)
08 Mar 2017 7:00 PM (UTC-07:00) • Community Building (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen)





General Meeting Info, Fast Speaker Reference, DFC Activities Chart

Meeting Place Day & Time Location
Good Shepherd Church Second Wednesday of each month
7:00 Socialization and Refreshments
7:30 Business Meeting and Program
6502 E Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ
85331  (near Dairy Queen)

Speaker Topic



Rock Art Ranch October 12, 2016 Chuck Adams - University of Arizona
Malta Megalithic Temples/TombsNovember 09, 2016Todd Bostwick - VVAC
Holiday PartyDecember 14, 2016 Location TBD
Ethnobotonay, Grand Canyon January 11, 2017 Carrie Cannon - Hualapai Tribal Biologist
Murray Springs, AZFebruary 08, 2017Jesse Ballenger - EcoPlan Associates 
The World of Leekya  (Zuni)
March 08, 2017 Deborah Slaney - Albuquerque Museum, Art/Hist. 
 April 12, 2017  
 May 10, 2017  
Summer BreakJune, July, and AugustEnjoy Your Summer Vacation.... 


 View or Save DFC Activities 2014  <<<Go to DFC 2014 Activities Chart

 View or Save DFC Activities 2015  <<<Go to DFC 2015 Activities Chart

 View or Save DFC Activities 2016  <<<Go to DFC 2016 Activities Chart



Chapter Library 


Foothill Community Foundation



Holland Community Center - Reading Room 34250 N. 60th S., Bldg. B Scottsdale, AZ 85266

<Click on Link Above>





Local Museum   





Cave Creek Museum 6140 East Skyline Drive
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

<Click on Link Above>



Help Us to Help the Environment:  Still take a paper copy of The Petroglyph?  Help our chapter "go green" and switch from postal delivery to email.  The email version is in color, available earlier than the printed version, and reduces costs to AAS.  To convert to the electronic version, you may use the form on the website ( to sign up, or email Sylvia Lesko at with the words “email my Petroglyph” in the subject line and indicating your name and chapter.   Members may also edit their own email selection from within the profile found in the "members-only" area after logon with a password.  Note: as of June 2015, all distribution is electronic unless by chapters for special case distribution.  Eliminating any paper deliveries are the ultimate goal.  Thank you!                                                                              "TOP"

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