Our Chapter offers monthly field trips to local and regional sites. It offers a great opportunity to see how these people lived. You can see artifacts, habitational sites, and in many cases, beautiful views of the backroads of Arizona!
Below is a photo of some of the Chapter members that made the hike up to the Wagoner-Mayer Hilltop Site...a 400' elevation gain.The trip was well worth it (and the views were outstanding!). A big thanks to trip co-ordinator Pete Reilly.
In progress is a SURVEY TECHNIQUES CLASS with Fred Kraps as the instructor. This is an excellent class for general knowledge and future field work.
Below is a photo of some of the students preparing their field sheets for the class.
Two of the objectives of our Chapter is 1) "Foster interest and research in the archaeology of Arizona and the Southwest" and 2) Encourage public understanding of and concern for archaeological and cultural resources". Because of this, we have developed two Outreach Programs. The first is the Youth Outreach Program. This targets fourth through sixth grade students. This has fostered great interest from the teachers which meets the states standards for education. The second is the Community Outreach Program. This includes giving presentations that range from to church groups, ATV clubs, to the Rotary groups. Also, we have informational booths at local civic events.
Below, Rosie Hartner, our Youth Outreach co-ordinator, is teaching fourth graders about the basics in pre-historic culture.
Below is our informational booth at the Earthday Celebration in Prescott.
Located at the Smoki Museum. It is open 30 minutes prior to the monthly meeting.