Arizona Archaeological Society




Desert Foothills Chapter is located in Cave Creek, AZ. The scenic Cave Creek spills out of the mountains through Spur Cross Ranch and down into the valley of the Hohokam.   

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Scott Wood Retirement PartyA Happy Occasion and Good News:

On February 7, 2015, we joined National Forest Service personnel and many other professional or private friends/associates of Scott Wood at his retirement party in Mesa, Az.  Scott was the Tonto National Forest Archaeologist for 40 years and long time archaeologist working with Desert Foothill Chapter.  He has guided us, taught us, and participated with us on many adventures always giving willingly of his time.  The best news is Scott's new position creating "Friend's of the Tonto National Forest" 501-C3 and continuing his association with the AAS Desert Foothills Chapter means that we continue our long association with him.

A Happy Occasion, Congratulations to DFC's Nancy Zeno:

AAS President, Glenda Simmons, had an early announcement in July.   DFC's own Nancy Zeno is the 2018 Avocational Archaeologist of the year for 2018.  The formal presentation of this prestigious award is at the October State Meeting in Payson.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Field trips, workshops, classes, and special extended activities are open to AAS members only.  This type of activity often requires a signed AAS-DFC Liability Release Form


Chapter Officers

Last Edit - 01/01/2020

2017 Office

Office Holder

Contact Data

President/Classes/Workshops  Mary Kearney   
1st Vice President Larry Ross
2nd Vice President/Archivist Joe J. DeVito
Treasurer Kathy Queen
Secretary Alan Troxel
Director/SalesSusanne Egan
Director Tammy Teegardin
Advisor Scott Wood
Advisor Mark Hackbarth
Membership Glenda Simmons 
Media Writer/Chapter Website Roger Kearney
Audio-Visual Roger Kearney

NOTE:  Contact information removed because of unscrupulous usage by scoundrels, please contact at meetings - sorry :-(   



Chapter Meetings/Member-Only Instructions

We meet September through May in the

Community Building (Maitland Hall) of the Good Shepherd of the Hills Church,

 6502 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331.

Socialization and refreshments at 7:00pm, business meeting and program approx. 7:30pm.


 View Member-Only Access Inst.  <<<View or Save instructions for access to Member-Only page.

 Click Here, for address to mail Desert Foothill Chapter renewal.

 Click Here, for "2020" membership renewal paper form for mailing in dues. 

 Click Here, for "new" membership brochure at the Desert Foothills Chapter of AAS.


**NOTE**  Click on event title for expanded view and details, click "Back" in the event description area to return here. 


Upcoming events

11 Mar 2020 7:00 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)
12 Mar 2020 10:00 AM • Flagstaff Area
08 Apr 2020 7:00 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)
13 May 2020 7:00 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)

Slide show contents from trip activities and Wall of Pottery from Arizona State Museum tour in Tucson.  Slide show contents updated periodically to provide insight for potential future trip participants.




General Meeting Info, Fast Speaker Reference, DFC Activities Chart

Meeting Place Day & Time Location
Good Shepherd Church Second Wednesday of each month
7:00 Socialization and Refreshments
7:30 Business Meeting and Program
6502 E Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ
85331  (near Dairy Queen)

Speaker Topic



Community Archaeology ProtectionFebruary 12, 2020 PhD John Welch, Archaeology SW 
Tim's Cave: Discovery and StoryMarch 11, 2020 Andy Seagle
Stories/Music of Arizona's WaterwaysApril 08, 2020Jay Cravath, AZ Humanities
The Gila: River of History May 13, 2020 Gregory McNamee, AZ Humanities 
Summer Break 2020June, July, and August Enjoy Your Summer Vacation....


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Chapter Library 


Foothill Community Foundation



Holland Community Center - Reading Room 34250 N. 60th St., Bldg. B, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

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Local Museum   





Cave Creek Museum 6140 East Skyline Drive
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

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