Arizona Archaeological Society



The Little Colorado River Chapter is located in Springerville, Arizona.  Formed in 2003, we are comprised of members from all parts of the Little Colorado River drainage area in Arizona.  The chapter is not connected to any one archaeological site but seeks to preserve, protect and appreciate archaeology in general.   The Chapter meets every 3rd Monday of the Month for a general meeting and speaker unless a field trip is planned.  Meetings are held at the Springerville Heritage Center, 418 E. Main Street in Springerville, AZ.  Call 928-551-4119 for more information.



May 18, 2015 7:00 pm  Public Welcome.  Free

          Springerville Heritage Center, 418 E. Main Street, 7:00PM

Speaker John A. Ruskamp, Jr

John A. Ruskamp, Jr. is the Senior Research Analyst for Epigraphic Research. His education includes a B.S. in biochemistry from the Illinois Institute of Technology, three graduate degrees (M.Ed., M.B.A, and Ed.D.) from Loyola University of Chicago, and extensive postdoctoral coursework.

During his multifaceted professional career, John worked as an analytical chemist for Argonne National Laboratory; taught college courses at VanderCook College; served as a teacher for the Army-Navy Academy; and as a teacher, administrator, and the first eLearning Manager for the Chicago Public Schools overseeing the rollout of online courses, Internet content filtering, and professional training for over 640 school sites.

Currently John is involved with the Adler Planetarium's near-space high altitude balloon program and lectures on the following topics: "The Identification of Ancient Chinese Pictograms in pre-Columbian North American Rock Writing;" "The Scientific Studies of the Shroud of Turin;" and "The Cultural Significance of the Hooper Ranch Pueblo sun dagger Shrine and Quetzalcoatl effigy."

John is a member of numerous intellectual, scientific, cultural, historical, archaeological, and religious organizations. In settings such as these, he enjoys exchanging information about some of humanity's most perplexing topics.


  LCRC Members are invited to volunteer at the National Forest Supervisors Office where under the direction of archaeologist Ester Morgan we will help with whatever needs we are directed!  Notify Carol F, at if you want to help!

LCRC is now on FACEBOOK!


2015 is going to be another active year for the LCRC.  Come back to see our calendar of events, coming soon.


         Annual Memberships are Due!

Dues are payable January 1 of each year (Single: $35.00; Family: $40.00)

Join today! 

Explore new places, meet new people, share in protecting our regional cultural resources and enjoy the good fellowship and programs. 

Membership benefits include:

*Tours & hikes to interesting places in the SW (due to liability considerations, members only)

*Presentations by local and regional specialists 

*Receive publications produced by the AAS, including quarterly newsletter and The Petroglyph 

*Hands-on participation and volunteer work in ongoing stabilization , reconstruction and maintaining

Casa Malpais Pueblo 

*Certification in various fields which allow members to participate in AAS-approved archaeological excavations.

Send your memberships to:

Ann Wilkinson, Treasurer, LCRC

.                                             600 S. Creekside, Show Low, AZ 85401                                               






Chapter Officers

 Office  Office Holder
 Contact Information
Carol Farnsworth
Vice President Earl Cochran

Secretary Billye Wilda
Treasurer Ann Wilkinson 928-358-0015
Activities/Programs Carol Buseman
Three Year Director
Lynette Cross
One Year Director Carol Buseman
Two Year Director


Archivist  Sue Ziegler
Chapter Adviser

 Dr. Michael Lawson

Chapter Meetings

The chapter meets at the Casa Malpais Museum, Springerville, at 7:00 PM, on the third Monday of each month.  Some months a field trip or activity may substitute for a monthly meeting.

Local Museum

 Museum  Location Website
 Casa Malapais Archaeological Park & Museum
Museum Hours:  Monday-Saturday 8am-4pm
Tours:  Tues-Sat, 9,11:30 and 2pm, weather permitting
 418 E. Main St.
 Springerville, AZ 85938
(928) 333-5375

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