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.


August 18, 2014

Connie Stone, Ph.D retired archaeologist will be giving a presentation on the Cultural Resources of the Agua Fria National Monument.  Located 40 miles north of Phoenix, the Agua Fria NM is administered by the BLM.  Its most prominent archaeological sites are pueblos of rock masonry.  The largest pueblos range from 500 to 200 rooms and were occupied primarily between A.D. 1300 and 1450.  There are also historical sites including mines, ranches and remnants of annual sheep drives.   Public Welcome.  Free

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

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Field Trip to Rock Art Ranch, in the Holbrook area.  Members only.      

The owner of the Ranch, Mr. Brnatley Baird will take us on  a tour of his museum which has a collection of pioneer, cowboy, and Anasazi artifacts including pots found in the area.  Beautiful, large pieces of petrified wood border the museum and grounds.  Native Americans once built and lived in an old rock house and corral located on the Ranch.  There is also a Hogan ("remudded up" by Navajos whenever needed) and sweathouse which were built later by the Navajos.  This is where the U.S. Calvalry camped just before the last battle with the Apaches at Apache Butte.  If lucky, we might see Mr. Baird's buffalso herd.  Bring your own picnic lunch which we will enjoy before we leave to visit the canyon, walking down by way of a 50-70 foot steel staircase with handrails, to the petroglyphs and Chevelon Creek.  Archaeologists claim there are over 3,000 petroglyphs on the canyon walls.    Call for fees involved.  Meet at the SHC at 7:30 am. 

Thanks to all you contributed and bought tickets for the LCRC Quilt Raffle, 2013.  Billye Wilda, who made and donated the quilt to the LCRC, and Linda Schuster, who was in charge of ticket sales, made this raffle a great fund raiser for the LCRC.  We raised over $1000 for the Chapter! 

For 2014, we are looking forward to another quilt raffle - the quilt will be awesome!  We'll keep you posted!

         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
Lynette Cross
Vice President Sheri Anderson 928-536-2375
Secretary Billye Wilda
Treasurer Ann Wilkinson 928-358-0015
Activities/Programs Carol Buseman
One Year Director Hartley Anderson
Two Year Director Carol Buseman
Three Year Director
Alice Van Lunen

Archivist  Sue Ziegler
 Past President,
Valued Advisor
 Carol Farnsworth  928-333-3219

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  419 E. Main St.
 Springerville, AZ 85938
(928) 333-5375

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