Arizona Archaeological Society

 

 
 

Events

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


Upcoming events

    • 14 Dec 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cave Creek Silver Spur, 6245 E. Cave Creek Road
    Preliminary Holiday Event Info:  While the Silver Spur continues to recover from their fire earlier this year, the even tent is confirmed open for business as usual.  The AZ snowmen (DFC Elf team) are waiting for you to attend our December Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 14th at 6:00 P.M.  The Silver Spur event tent location is within Frontier Village, 6245 Cave Creek Road.  Reservation registration begins now and are also available at the November 9th DFC regular monthly meeting.  “Please Read Carefully – Time Sensitive Material.”  The cutoff date for Holiday Party reservations is Saturday, December 2nd.  The meal is a Traditional Western Buffet at a cost of $25 which includes tax and food gratuity.  Cash Bar: gratuity for meal does not include bar drinks.  Reservations: At November 9th DFC Meeting or Mail to- Kathy Queen, 5311 E. Evans Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85254.  Checks Payable to: D.F.C./A.A.S.  Payments are due-in prior to December 2nd and are not refundable.  Questions: contact Joan Young - joanpyoung@msn.com, 623.551.1085 home, 480.540.0769 cell.
    • 11 Jan 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Community Building (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen)

    DFC-AAS: January 11th – Carrie Cannon

    Carrie Calisay Cannon presents Plants, Inspiring the People; Reflections on Hualapai Ethnobotany of the Grand Canyon.  Where lies the cure to diabetes?  “Ask the prickly pear, or the mesquite bean pod…maybe they will tell you.”  This is the answer you may hear from elder instructors of the Hualapai Ethnobotany Youth Project.  The ethnobotanical story of the Hualapai Tribe begins with the plant knowledge the people inherited from their great grandparents who lived entirely off the land.  Hualapai grandchildren live in a completely different modern world.  A world of cell phones, text messages, and Apple iPods.  Information in this presentation shares knowledge about the project’s examination of the crucial role plant resource acquisition plays in Hualapai culture; knowledge that was fine-tuned and perfected over millennia.

    Carrie Cannon is a member of the Kiowa tribe of Oklahoma and also is of Oglala Lakota descent. She has a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Resource Management.  She began working as a tribal biologist for the Hualapai Tribe of Peach Springs, Arizona in 2005 where she began the creation of an intergenerational ethnobotany program for the Hualapai community.  Carrie Cannon is currently employed as an ethnobotanist for the Hualapai Department of Cultural Resources.  She administers a number of department projects and programs which promote the intergenerational teaching of Hualapai ethnobotanical knowledge.  Carrie works towards both preservation as well as revitalization focusing her energy on ensuring tribal ethnobotanical knowledge persists as a living practice and tradition.

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

    • 20 Jan 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Community Building (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen)

    DESERT PLANTS USED FOR MEDICINE WORKSHOP

    Tammy Teegardin - Instructor

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017

    9:30AM TO AROUND 12:30PM

    Cost: is $15.00 per member.  This class is open to AAS/DFC members with priority given to DFC members.  Class size limitation is 12 preregistered members.  Contact Mary Kearney: maryk92@aol.com to register.  There is no registration on the day of the class.

    Location: GOOD SHEPHERD CHURCH in CAVE CREEK, “MAITLAND HALL”

    Which foods would you choose to put in your medicine bag?

    The desert is a place of vegetation and abundant flowers throughout the year.  In this workshop, we are learning how the Native Americans knew that the different flowering colors flagged the emergence of new "products" for their "medicine chests."

     

    You are learning what plants to use and how to use them correctly.

     

    ·   Plant identification techniques

    ·   Ethical harvesting and safety considerations

    ·   Creating tinctures, salves, infusions, decoctions, etc.

     


    • 23 Jan 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Sedona, General Area

    JOIN US FOR A DAY TRIP TO PALATKI AND HONANKI HERITAGE SITES

    MONDAY JANUARY 23, 2017

    KEN ZOLL EXCUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE VERDE VALLEY ARCHAEOLOGY CENTER IS OUR GUIDE

    THIS IS A FREE EVENT

    9:30am to around 2:00pm or so...

    THIS TRIP IS OPEN TO AAS/DFC MEMBERS WITH PRIORITY GIVEN TO DFC MEMBERS.  

    Sign up only at maryk92@aol.com

    We are meeting in the Oak Creek Village/Sedona area at 8:45am.  There is plenty of parking at the meeting location and are carpooling from there.  WE ARE LIMITED TO 14 MEMBERS AND MUST CARPOOL WITH A LIMIT OF 4-5 VECHILES.  NOTE: LIMITED PARKING AT SITES, SO THIS IS A MUST REQUIREMENT.  THIS IS AN ALL DAY EVENT SO BRING WATER/SNACKS/LUNCH.

    You will need a red rock pass (available on-line or at the site $5.00).  I believe your senior National Park Pass is good at the sites.

    The roads to the sites are bumpy/dirt/gravel so a little bit of clearance is desirable but it does not have to be a high-clearance vehicle (if your car is new or the love of your life - ride share). We will have time for a picnic lunch at Palatki and then move on to Honanki.

    About Palatki and Honanki sites:  As a World Heritage sites, the ruins are a tangible symbol of the past, the ruins mark an unmistakable native presence in Arizona which continues to the present day.

    The sites are easy walking but are not handicap accessible! 

    You must be signed up at maryk92@aol.com prior to the event.  This is the “only” place to register and get information!  There is “no” registration on the day of the event and no pre-reservations prior to formal announcement.  Thank you...


    • 08 Feb 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Community Building (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen)

    DFC-AAS: February 8th – Jesse Ballenger

    Jesse Ballenger, Ph.D., presents Mammoth Hunters, Water Tables, and the Demise of the Murray Springs National Historic Landmark as a Record of Human Colonization, Climate Change, and Extinctions in the American Southwest.  The Murray Springs Clovis site was excavated over multiple seasons in the late 1960s and early 1970s under the direction of Dr. C. Vance Haynes, Jr.  At that time, it was a prime example of mass extinction, the human colonization of North America, and the cyclical nature of wetlands and arroyos in the American Southwest.  Years later and despite its importance as a world-class landmark of human and environmental events, it became the receiving end of groundwater injections intended to protect the San Pedro Rover as a viable stream.  This talk reviews the amazing record of the site as well as the trade-off between water conservation and national heritage.  Murray Springs is located in southeastern Arizona near the San Pedro River and the site is unique for the massive quantity of large megafauna (i.e. mastodons, mammoths, giant sloths, bison, and saber-toothed cats) processing and extensive Clovis tool making.

    Dr. Jesse Ballenger is a native of Oklahoma who serves as a Principal Investigator/Project Manager for EcoPlan Associates, Inc. in Tucson, Arizona.  He earned a B.A., University of Oklahoma 1995 and M.A., University of Oklahoma 1999.  He came to Arizona in 2000 in pursuit of his Ph.D. and received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona.  His dissertation was on the topic of mammoth hunters in the San Pedro River Basin in Cochise County, Arizona and he was a recipient of the Emil Haury Dissertation Fellowship.  Jesse Ballenger's primary interests include the study of late Ice Age and early Holocene hunter-gatherers, their archaeological remains, and paleoenvironmental reconstructions.  Since 2004, his research at the Murray Springs site has focused on its remarkable archaeological and paleonotological record, and its continued preservation.  He subsequently conducted an archaeological and paleoenvironmental damage assessment of the Murray Springs National Historic Landmark directly related to a reclaimed water recharge operation upstream from the site.

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

    • 14 Feb 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 15 Feb 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Tucson, General Area

    ON THE ROAD TO THE TUCSON AREA

    (OVERNIGHT, 2-DAY TRIP TO POINTS SOUTH)

    Dates:  February 14-15, 2017

    Day One is a behind the scenes tour of Arizona State Museum and the Banister Tree Ring Research Center on the U of A campus.  Day Two is a tour with Archaeologist Allen Dart to Los Morteros Village and Picture Rocks Petroglyphs in the AM and a lecture by Allen Dart in the afternoon on Archaeological Investigations in Marana Crossroads at Silverbell District Park.  Both events are located in the Marana area north of Tucson.

    AAS/DFC members only with “priority” given to Desert Foothills Chapter members.  There is a limit of 10 slots on this adventure.

    Cost: $80.00 per member

    Trip General Description:

     

    This trip has a very limited head count with only 10 slots available.  Details, schedules, and other nuances are through Mary Kearney only at maryk92@aol.com.  There is a minimum one night stay in the Tucson area.  Participants are responsible for their own hotel/food/transportation/etc.

     

    You must be signed up at maryk92@aol.com prior to the event and pay in advance because of limited slot availability.  This is the “only” place to register and get information!  There is “no” registration on the day of the event and no pre-reservations prior to formal announcement.


    • 08 Mar 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Community Building (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen)

    DFC-AAS: March 8th – Deborah Slaney

    Deborah Slaney presents The World of Leekya.  Zuni carver Leekya Deyuse (known to as Leekya) emerged in the early 1900s as the preeminent maker of stone figural sculptures, fetishes, mosaic work, and figural jewelry in the 20th century.  A laborer on Frederick Hodge’s excavation of Hawikku Pueblo, Leekya’s excellence in carving reached its pinnacle by the 1930s-1950s.  This talk celebrates his legacy and those of his fellow carvers and descendants.  The presentation is also the basis for the very first comprehensive exhibit on Leekya and his family to be held at the Albuquerque Museum in June 2017, demonstrating how his descendants have adopted innovative and independent marketing strategies in the 21st century.

    Deborah C. Slaney is curator of history for The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History and Casa San Ysidro in Corrales, New Mexico.  Ms. Slaney holds a Master of Liberal Arts with Museum Emphasis from the University of Oklahoma and a B.A. in Anthropology/Southwestern Archaeology from the University of Arizona.  Deb’s research interests include Pueblo and Spanish Colonial archaeology, Hispano material culture, and Southwestern popular culture.  Her professional publications include Jewel of the Railroad Era: Albuquerque’s Alvarado Hotel; Wonders of the Weavers/Maravillas de los tejedores: 19th Century Río Grande Weavings from the Collection of The Albuquerque Museum; and Blue Gem, White Metal: Carvings and Jewelry from the C.G. Wallace Collection.

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

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