Arizona Archaeological Society

 

 
 

Events

This page shows upcoming events by the State organization, our chapters or of archaeological interest.


Upcoming events

    • 10 Sep 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Community Building, Good Shepherd of the Hills Church, Cave Creek, AZ
     

    For September, our chapter presents Wayne Ranney, Arizona Humanities.  Wayne presents a talk on the Footsteps of Martha Summerhayes.  Martha Summerhayes was a well traveled and educated woman from Massachusetts who, in 1874, followed her husband, Lieutenant John Summerhayes, to his various Army posts in the Arizona Territory.

    Reception and socialization at 7:00 pm, program begins approximately 7:30 pm.

    • 13 Sep 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Community Building, Good Shepherd of the Hills Church, Cave Creek, AZ
     

              POTTERY TYPES OF THE TONTO  NATIONAL FOREST IDENTIFICATION CLASS

    Want to learn more about the Pottery Types, especially the Salado wares?

    Join Tonto National Forest Archaeologist Scott Wood for a day of learning Pottery Types

    Saturday September 13, 2014 from 9:00am to 3:00pm Good Shepherd of Hills Church,  Cave Creek

    Cost is $35.00

     AAS members only with priority to Desert Foothills Chapter members.  You must sign up for this class in advance.   Sorry no registration day of class.

    Sign up at maryk92@aol.com

    • 18 Sep 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • Smoki Museum Pueblo Meeting Room

    Learn more about the archaeology of central Arizona! 

     

    As always, before the meeting everyone is invited to have dinner with our guest speaker at the Prescott Brewing Company, 130 E. Gurley Street, at 5 p.m.

    • 27 Sep 2014
    • TBD

    Details will be posted as soon as they become available.

    • 06 Oct 2014
    • 8:45 AM
    • 07 Oct 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • Gila Bend, AZ (general area and meeting point)
      

    TRIP TO SEARS POINT

    With Evelyn Billo and Robert Mark

    of Rupestrian CyberServices

    OCTOBER 6-7 2014

    COST IS $85.00 PER AAS MEMBER, PRIORITY SIGN UP GIVEN TO DESERT FOOTHILLS MEMBERS

    Limit 20 members, so sign up early!

                                                NO REFUNDS

    TO SIGN UP CONTACT MARYK92@AOL.COM

    Join the Desert Foothills Chapter for a two night trip with Evelyn Billo and Robert Mark to Sears Point.  Sears Point Archaeological District is an outstanding area with thousands of petroglyphs and other features such as rock alignments and a historic canal.  There is a possibility that BLM archaeologist, Thomas K. Jones will join us.

    ITINERARY:

    We will meet in Gila Bend at the Space Age Lodge Restaurant at 9:00 am on Monday, October 6, 2014 and proceed to the Howard Wells site which is about an hour beyond Gila Bend.  We return that evening to Gila Bend to spend the night.  On Tuesday, October 7, 2014 we leave at 8:00 am from the same location for travel to the Sears Point site. We plan to leave Sears Point around 4:00 pm on Tuesday, so we should be back in Gila Bend by 5:00 pm.  At that time, you can head home or spend the night again in Gila Bend that is your decision. There is a great deal to see which involves serious hiking both extensive and moderate.

     

    Please read the following before making the decision:

    We are hiking some on valley trails, but most of the petroglyphs features involve hiking on talus slopes of basalt mesas with loose weathered gravel on slight to steep inclines.  This is not just a car trip, as we are hiking, walking, and climbing.   Please be in good health and able to hike.  Please consider it could be hot/cold/windy/etc on any given day or time.  IF you have any health issues or cannot hike at a moderate speed.  Please do not sign up.  Also, communications within the hotel and area may be isolated without room telephone, cell phone, or WI-FI.   The trip leaders have radios, but the terrain is such that they cannot always stay in contact.  Other potential hazards include rattlesnakes and bees.

    SUVs are fine, so unless there is a bad monsoon season that washes out roads any higher clearance vehicle should be OK (except street cars). There are rocky and sandy stretches.

     

    Hotel or camping reservations, transportation, food, fees, etc. are your responsibility.

    • 08 Oct 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Community Building, Good Shepherd of the Hills Church, Cave Creek, AZ
     

    Our October meeting promises to be another great event.  Evelyn Billo presents "An Archaeological Record of the Sears Point Petroglyph Complex."  The presentation is based on a 4-year project and final report/analysis on file with the Bureau of Land Management Field Office in Yuma.  The eras covered date back to Paleo Indian times through the present.

    Reception and socialization at 7:00 pm, program begins approximately 7:30 pm.

    • 16 Oct 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • Smoki Museum Pueblo Meeting Room

    Learn more about the archaeology of central Arizona! 

     

    As always, before the meeting everyone is invited to have dinner with our guest speaker at the Prescott Brewing Company, 130 E. Gurley Street, at 5 p.m.

    • 24 Oct 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Verde Valley Archaeology Center and Field Trip
     

    GEOLOGY WORKSHOP & FIELD TRIP TO THE MIDDLE VERDE VALLEY

    Join Wayne Ranney, M.A., Instructor

    Friday October 24, 2014

    Wayne discusses the geology of the Verde Valley area from 9:00 am to 11:30 am and carpool after the talk to places of interest with Wayne from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

    The talk and meeting place is at Verde Valley Archaeology Center classroom in Camp Verde. 

    Cost is $65.00 per member

    Limited to 20 Adults

    AAS members only with priority to Desert Foothills Chapter members.  You must sign up for this workshop in advance.  Sorry no registration day of class.

    Sign up at maryk92@aol.com

    • 25 Oct 2014
    • TBD

    Details will be posted as soon as they become available.

    • 08 Nov 2014
    • 8:30 AM
    • 09 Nov 2014
    • 1:30 PM
    • Tucson, AZ (specific location to meet TBD)

    Dr. Bill Doelle, President & CEO, and Janine Hernbrode, of Archaeology Southwest will be leading us on a two day tour to some of the most interesting pre-historic sites in the Tucson area.

    We will drive (perhaps carpool) to Tucson on Friday, November 7th and spend the night (lodging details will be provided later as we are working to negotiate a preferred group hotel rate).

    On Saturday, November 8th, Bill will guide (and provide his expert interpretation) us to several habitation and rock art sites in the San Pedro Valley.  We will finish mid-afternoon and return to Tucson.

    On Sunday, November 9th, Janine will lead us to the dramatic Sutherland Wash Petroglyph site.  This will involve a relatively flat hike of 5-6 miles (round-trip) from our vehicles to the site.  The hike is on uneven terrain and hiking poles are recommended.  This portion of the trip will require 4-wheel drive.  We will finish in the early afternoon, to allow time to drive home or spend a leisurely afternoon in Tucson and drive home on Monday.

    Participants will be required to sign an AAS Liability and Release Form. 

    The field trip fee is $25 to all AAS Members, to in part cover a Chapter donation to Archaeology Southwest. The fee is due upon signing up and is non-refundable.

    Please e-mail Scott Newth to sign-up. rsnewth@msn.com Space is limited to 15, no exceptions.

    Please Note: if you show up and are NOT a current member of AAS (e.g. the Verde Valley Chapter), you will NOT be allowed to participate.

     

    • 12 Nov 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Foothill Community Foundation, 34250 N. 60th St., Building B, Scottsdale, AZ 85266
     

    The November meeting features an extraordinary speaker, Dr. Stephen H. Lekson, Curator of Archaeology and Professor of Anthropology University of Colorado Museum of Natural History.  Dr.  Lekson began his career at Salmon Ruin (NM) but soon spent an extended period of time in Chaco Canyon (NM) with several pioneers in southwest archaeology.  His hypothesis regarding the Chaco Meridian revealed his talent for thinking outside the box with new concepts.  He worked extensively throughout the world of the Anasazi (pre Puebloan peoples) and currently spends time in the Mimbres area.  His presentation this evening is "End of the Anasazi: the Fall of Chaco and the Mesa Verde Migration."  The focus is the two centuries before 1300 CE (12th and 13th Centuries) with the history of Chaco Canyon, Aztec Ruins, and Mesa Verde culminating in an out-migration of tens of thousands of people from the four corners area.

    Reception and socialization at 7:00 pm, program begins approximately 7:30 pm.

    • 20 Nov 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • Smoki Museum Pueblo Meeting Room

    2013 Arizona Archaeological Society Professional Archaeologist Andy Christenson will explore the rich history and relationship between professional and amateur archaeologists in Central Arizona.

     

    As always, before the meeting everyone is invited to have dinner with our guest speaker at the Prescott Brewing Company, 130 E. Gurley Street, at 5 p.m.

    • 29 Nov 2014
    • TBD

    Details will be posted as soon as they become available.

    • 10 Dec 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Community Building, Good Shepherd of the Hills Church, Cave Creek, AZ
    Our December Meeting is our traditional DFC members only Christmas Party.  This year's rotation is the Potluck event.
    • 18 Dec 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • Smoki Museum Pueblo Meeting Room

     Longtime Yavapai member Betty Higgins recounting highlights of her many visits to the ancient sites in Chaco Canyon and its outliers. Her expert insights (Betty holds several AAS certifications) will be fascinating to anyone interested in the Chaco area and culture, and especially interesting for those chapter members going on the following week’s extended field trip there.

     

    As always, before the meeting everyone is invited to have dinner with our guest speaker at the Prescott Brewing Company, 130 E. Gurley Street, at 5 p.m.

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