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. 



February 15, 2016 7:00 pm  Public Welcome.  Free

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

Speaker Dr. Jaime Awe

  Topic:  Lasers in the Jungle:  The Application of LIDAR Survey

in the Maya Area of Belize

Description of Talk:  Until quite recently, the documentation of archaeological sites in tropical environments presented researchers with considerable challenges.  More often than not, surveys in these contexts were very difficult, and generally involved the cutting of narrow cuts through dense jungle vegetation.  The introduction and application of accurate, high-resolution, airborne light detection and ranging (Lidar) data during the last five years has dramatically changed this situation, and Lidar-based surveys are now becoming increasingly important for the discovery and visualization of complete archaeological settlement systems in tropical environments. 


This presentation describes how the recent application of lidar survey in western Belize has allowed for rapid acquisition of spatial data not previously possible from pedestrian surveys, and how this technology has become increasingly important for the recording of complete archaeological settlement systems in the Maya Lowlands, and for the discovery and visualization of prehistoric features across the ancient Maya landscape.


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Tickets are $2.00 each, purchase information available 928-333-3219

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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
Two Year Director
Lynette Cross
Three Year Director Denise Van Keuren

One Year Director
Sherri Anderson

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,
           March 1-November 30
 418 E. Main St.
 Springerville, AZ 85938
(928) 333-5375

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