The San Tan Chapter formed in May 2008 and was formally chartered as a member of The Arizona Archaeological Society on October 4, 2008. The Arizona Archaeological Society is an independent nonprofit corporation. Members are eligible to participate in field trips, excavations, surveys, lab work, and other areas of archaeological interest. Each member also receives a copy of the annual publication of the Society, The Arizona Archaeologist, together with the monthly newsletter, The Petroglyph. The San Tan Chapter meets at 7:00 PM, the second Wednesday of each month, at the Queen Creek Museum located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Ellsworth and Queen Creek Roads
San Tan Chapter 05/14/2010
We have completed the first phase of the exploratory excavation of a site in the Coolidge/Casa Grande area. Sufficient surface and sub surface artifacts were discovered to warrant further attention. We have closed the site for the summer while we sort, classify and analyze the collected material. We plan to reopen the site and continue excavation in the fall.
Our Archaeological Site Survey of San Tan Mountain Regional Park has received the required permits, liscenses and funding. The Chapter will schedule the Certification Training and the actual Survey in the Fall of 2010 after the Coolidge/Casa Grande excavation is complete.
Chapter meetings are conducted the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Queen Creek Historical Museum. The Museum is located at the northern edge of Queen Creek on the southeast corner of the intersection of Ellsworth Road and Queen Creek Road. The museum is a circa 1925 brick schoolhouse. Parking is available in the rear, off of Queen Creek Road or in the front via Old Ellsworth Road.
The Chapter is preparing to conduct Certification classes in Conducting Archaeological Site Surveys. Participants must be members of the Arizona Archaeological Society. New members are welcome.
- Continue an exploratory excavation of the newly discovered site at Coolidge
- Survey San Tan Mountain Regional Park for potential excavation sites
The Queen Creek Historical Museum is located at the northern edge of Queen Creek on the southeast corner of the intersection of Ellsworth Road and Queen Creek Road. The museum is a circa 1925 brick schoolhouse. Pioneer and pre historical native artifacts are on display.
Parking is available in the rear, off of Queen Creek Road or in the front via Old Ellsworth Road.