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.



Sept 21st, 2015 7:00 pm  Public Welcome.  Free

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

Speaker Katherine Ann Dungan

  Topic:  Religion and Borderlands in the Ancient Southwest:  Variability in Rectangular Great Kivas

Great kivas—large structures that archaeologists believe served religious or ritual purposes—were built at sites with above ground architecture in east-central Arizona and west-central New Mexico from around AD 1000 to 1400. Although archaeologists have tended to think of great kivas and other large scale or religious architecture in village societies as “integrative” or acting to hold society together, this doesn’t give us the complete picture of how the social roles played by these buildings varied across time and space. This talk will discuss how great kivas were constructed and the materials found inside them, and particularly how and why great kivas along the Upper Little Colorado and to the south in the Upper Gila—both areas that might be thought of as social borderlands—differ from those in the Mogollon Highlands.

 Katherine works with Archaeology Southwest, her larger interest in archaeology include the role of religion in non-state societies, architecture and the built environment, ceramic analysis, and spatial analysis.


  The LCRC will be hosting the Annual Meeting of the AAS in Springerville Arizona.  It is a beautiful time of year here in eastern Arizona, and the events and venue planned are worth the trip!

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         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
Sherri Hartman

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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