Arizona Archaeological Society

 

 
 

Events

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


Upcoming events

    • 06 Dec 2014
    • 31 May 2015
    • Smoki Museum, 147 N. Arizona Avenue, Prescott
    Archaeology can be usefully viewed as the co-production of knowledge about the archaeological record through the efforts of both amateur archaeologists, working because they love what they do, and professional archaeologists, who may also love what they do but also have chosen to make a living from the activity.

    This book and associated exhibit examine a roughly 90-year period of the relationships between some of the amateurs and professionals who have worked in the Prescott region of central Arizona. Three individuals who receive close attention are:

    ·         J. W. Simmons, who was first to identify the region as culturally different and to get professionals interested in working there;

    ·         Franklin Barnett, who focused on excavating late pueblo ruins in the region; and

    ·         Ken Austin, who took on a regional survey to document the numerous hilltop sites in the area.

    inspired additional researchers who carried on with their path-breaking work. Also explored are the archaeological societies in Prescott, particularly the current Yavapai Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society, which has been active in important salvage work and research for nearly four decades.

    The concluding chapter examines how amateurs have been leaders in archaeological work in the region and where we can expect contributions to come from in the future.

    • 17 Jun 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 18 Jun 2015
    • 2:00 PM
    • Sedona Area

     

    JOIN US FOR A DOUBLE DOSE OF AL CORNELL WITH TWO GREAT WORKSHOPS: TRACKS AND SCAT WORKSHOP AND LAND NAVIGATION BY MAP AND COMPASS

    JOIN INSTRUCTOR AL CORNELL

    FOR THESE TWO GREAT WORKSHOPS

     ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17TH AND THURSDAY, JUNE 18th, 2015

     9:00AM TO 2:00PM

    LOCATION: SEDONA

    There is no charge for these workshops but you MUST be registered with “only” maryk92@aol.com prior to 6/15/15 “please”

    AAS MEMBERS ONLY

     DESERT FOOTHILLS CHAPTER MEMBERS HAVE PRIORITY IN SIGN UP

    Day one: Wednesday June 17th Tracks and Scat Workshop

    Time 9:00am to 2:00pm

    Join us for day one of these dual workshops. Learn and have some fun discovering the many mysteries of the creatures that inhabit natural environment. Join us in an animal tracking and scat class with Al Cornell.  We are walking some trails to increase our outdoor awareness and ability to find as well as interpret tracks, scat, and signs left behind by animals. 

    The ability to find, interpret and follow tracks or sign left by an animal’s passage is an essential skill for persons interested in their surroundings.  Attending this introduction class to tracking enables you to expand awareness to new horizons in the outdoors. This is a fun and very outdoor informative workshop. Al Cornell is a great instructor and we should all learn a lot from him.

    Day two Thursday, June 18th Land Navigation by Map and Compass/Recreational Survival Skills Workshop

    Time 9:00am to 2:00pm

    How to use maps and compass workshop.

    Hands-on map and compass usage course.  An adventure hike that includes a little “Recreational Survival” during a basic hike. Note: This is a fun outing and not a test or real survival - just some enjoyment.

    Some of the skills Al demonstrates during his workshop:

    Knowledge of land navigation skills is important for all of us who hike.

    Being able to find your way in the outdoors is very useful.  When hiking or in possible emergencies, the skills used in land navigation are essential off marked trails or the backcountry.

    It is important that we all learn how to property use land navigation techniques even through many of us might have GPS units (with charged batteries?).

    In this workshop, we learn how to read and effectively use the compass as well as adjusting for declination.  Additionally, with the use of topographical maps and compass, you can learn you map position nearly as accurately as a GPS unit.

    BOTH DAYS: There is some walking/hiking on uneven gravel paths and various incline grades.

    • CONTACT “ONLY” maryk92@aol.com  TO SIGN UP. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND.  NO CHARGE FOR THESE WORKSHOPS!
    • 18 Jun 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • Smoki Museum Pueblo Meeting Room

    Dana Oswald speaks about dendrochronology and climactic data as it relates to prehistoric social disruption.

     

    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.

    • 09 Sep 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen)

    Scott Wood, former Tonto National Forest Archaeologist,  

     

     

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

    • 17 Sep 2015
    • 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.

    • 14 Oct 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen)

    Kerry Thompson, NAU

     

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

    • 15 Oct 2015
    • 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.

    • 11 Nov 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen)

    Laura Tohe, ASU

     

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

    • 19 Nov 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • Smoki Museum Pueblo Meeting Room

    Dr. Todd Bostwick, director of archaeology at Verde Valley Archaeology Center & Senior Research Archaeologist, PaleoWest Archaeology speaks.

     

    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.

    • 09 Dec 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD

    Christmas Party and an off-site location to be announced ASAP. 

    • 17 Dec 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Smoki Museum Pueblo Meeting Room

    Our annual holiday potluck dinner and party!

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