Arizona Archaeological Society




The Rim Country Chapter of AAS is located in Payson, AZ, at the base of the Mogollon Rim.  Meetings generally include a guest speaker presenting an archaeological related subject. Refreshments are served. An outing to an archaeology site is normally scheduled for the afternoon following the general meeting. The RCC, under the guidance of Archaeologist Scott Wood, is participating in the excavation of the local Goat Camp Prehistoric Ruins Site. The completion of the excavation project will likely take several years, (Note: participation in the excavation, after meeting outings, and field trips is open only to current members of the Arizona Archaeological Society.)

Meeting Time and Place

Meetings are held the third Saturday of each month, (except July & August.) We meet at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Church of the Holy Nativity, 1414 Easy Street, Payson. Guests are always welcome.


You can join the Rim Country chapter of AAS with a "Single" or "Family" membership.  If you are already a member of AAS through a different chapter, you can add the Rim Country chapter to your membership by selecting "Single" or "Family" after "Dual Chapter".

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2018 Speakers

Date  Speaker Topic
Jan. 20 Jerry Snow Ive's Letters from 1857-58 Colorado River Expedition
Feb. 17 Tessa Branyan Martin Prehistoric Traditions in Arizona
March 17 Miles Gilbert Ice Age Man/Animals on the Colorado Plateau
April 21 Jim Britton Kentucky Mine Restoration Project
May 19 Ethan Ortega Cordell Prize Winner 2017--"Coronado Historic Site, NM"
June 16 Jerry Snow Navajo Code Talkers
July No Meeting  
Aug. No Meeting  
Sept. 15 Jeff Ogg Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon
Oct. 20/21 State Meeting Matazal Casino
Nov. 17 Todd Bostwick The Nasca Culture
Dec. 15 Bob Wright Twenty Two Years Discovering 8000 Ruin Sites in Arizona

2018 Chapter Officers

Office  Office Holder Contact Information
President/Speakers Evelyn Christian
Vice President/Speakers Sharon DuBose
Treasurer Dennis Dubose
Secretary/Meeting Outings

Board Member Sandy Carson
Board Member/Certification Marianne Connors
Board Member/Membership Sara Rittenhouse
Advisor/Goat Camp Excavation Scott Wood
Asst Advisor/Activities/Field Trips Ed Spicer
 Chapter/Goat Camp Website JJ Golio

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