Arizona Archaeological Society

 

 
 
2019 AAS STATE MEETING

OCTOBER 25-27, 2019

SEDONA, ARIZONA

The Verde Valley Chapter will be hosting the 2019 AAS State Meeting. As October is the busy season in Sedona, so it is imperative that you make your room reservations as soon as possible.

Click Here to Download List of Hotels/Motels, etc.

Friday, Oct. 25:

The meeting begins on with the Directors Meeting (Chapter Presidents and the Executive Committee) from 10:30 am to noon in the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Rd., Sedona. Tours of Lowell Observatory, 1400 W. Mars Hill Rd., Flagstaff, will be available at 2 and 3 pm. There will be an admission charge. If you want to take a tour, contact Linda Krumrie at aplaceinthesun@commspeed.net to be included. You do not need to stop in Sedona, you can go directly to the Observatory. Dinner is on your own.

Saturday, Oct. 26: 8am - 5pm at the Elks Lodge, 110 Airport Rd, Sedona

The State Meeting begins with a continental breakfast from 8 to 10:30 am followed by the annual business meeting. Registration and field trip sign-up will be available from 8 to 11:30 am, and an optional lunch will be available at the Elks Lodge for $6. 

From 2 to 4 pm there will be a PANEL DISCUSSION on Significant Facets of the Verde Valley Archaeology and History Newly Revealed, moderated by Dr. Sandra Lynch, recently retired Curator of Anthropology, Sharlot Hall Museum, and new advisor for the Verde Valley Chapter.:

Peter Pilles, long-time Archaeologist for the Coconino National Forest (CNF), will give a summary talk on the succession of rock-art styles in the greater Middle Verde Valley area that he has spent decades in studying.

Dr. Todd Bostwick, Executive Director for the Center for Verde Valley Archaeology, will discuss the results of the recent analysis of the incredible collection of elaborate wooden artifacts, beautiful cotton textiles, and well-preserved food remains recovered during the excavations.

Jerome Ehrhardt, VVC officer and member, will summarize his 18 years working with the CNF, the Museum of Northern Arizona, and numerous VVC volunteers on a detailed archaeological survey in the Middle Verde Valley which has recorded over 600 archaeological sites.

Matt Guebard, Archeologist for the National Park Service, will discuss recent attempts to further investigate the defensibility of the Montezuma Castle cliff dwelling using Native American traditional knowledge, archaeological data, architectural analysis and experimental archaeology

Click Here for More on the Panel Presentations

Click Here for Information on All of the Presenters

Poster Session: Posters will be available for viewing until the Panel Discussion begins. Immediately after the panel discussion, a cocktail social hour will afford opportunities for more informal discussions with the panelists about their findings and ideas. The posters are:

  Field Surveys of Hilltops and Valleys of the Mogollon Rim Country, Middle Verde Valley by Jerome (Jerry) Ehrhardt

  A Settlement Pattern Analysis of Yavapai and Apache Archaeological Sites in the Verde Valley Area, Central Arizona by Linda and Ted Neff, Peter J. Pilles, Jr., and Ron S. Krug

  The Value of Legacy Data: The Paul Dyck Collection by Todd Bostwick

  Replicating a Prehistoric Masonry Room at Tuzigoot National Monument by Matt Guebard and Lucas Hoedl

  Mapping the Hackberry Basin Racetrack Site Complex by Donald Keller

  Salvage Excavations of Pithouses at the Hayfield Draw Site on the Prescott National Forest in the Middle Verde Valley by James Graceffa, Keith Greiner and Todd Bostwick.

  Application of Advanced Digital and Image Processing Techniques for Archaeological Site Photo Documentation and Evaluation by Spence Gustav

  Changing Patterns of Resistance and Conflict in West-Central Arizona, A.D. 1100-1425, by David R. Wilcox

  Mapping Doren’s Castle, a Butte-Top Pueblo Fortress at the center of the Greater Hackberry Basin Settlement System, Middle Verde Valley, Arizona by David R. Wilcox, Donald Keller, and Jerome Ehrhardt

  The Ceramic-Dating of the Salome Butte-Top Pueblo, NA19,286/AR 03-04-01-254, Middle Verde Valley, Arizona by Keith and Jeannie Greiner, Jerome Ehrhardt, and David R. Wilcox

  Quid Queries: Agave and Yucca Quids from Honanki by Walter Gosart

Click Here for Descriptions of Posters

A Silent Auction will be held throughout the day with items such as framed photographs, artwork, crafts, gift baskets and items with a southwestern theme available to bid on, a 50/25/25 raffle drawing, free door prizes, a book sale, and the sale of beautiful ceramic southwest 'salsa' bowls with spoon. The salsa bowls are brightly painted on the inside with a matching spoon; the outside is black matte with 5 different styles of rock art designs - a great holiday or gift idea for any occasion. Sales will go throughout the day on Saturday, with the silent auction ending at 6:30 pm. There will also be a credit card 'square' available for you to charge your purchases.

The AAS Awards Dinner will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, followed by the Keynote Address by Dr. Carla Van West,  a distinguished archaeologist with the Statistical Research Foundation. Her talk is titled Significant Facets of the Verde Valley Archaeology and History Newly Revealed; she will highlight recent contributions to our understanding of the archaeology of the Middle Verde River Valley and its surrounding terrain.

Click Here for the Abstract of the Keynote Address and Dr. West's Bio

The AAS Avocational Award Presentation will be made after the keynote address ends, and then the Silent Auction winners will be announced (so that they can pay and pick up the items they won before 9 pm).

Sunday, Oct. 27: Field Trips!

About 10 field trips are planned; most will be led by panelists and poster presenters to places illustrative of their topics, as well as others to places most AAS members have not seen before but should enjoy visiting with knowledgeable guides.

SILENT AUCTION/BOOK SALE DONATIONS

We will set up a lot of items on Friday night. If you have anything to donate to the book sale and/or silent auction, please arrive early with the items on Saturday morning or arrange with Linda to drop them off at the Elks Lodge on Friday night for setup.

NOTE: The Registration Deadline is Oct. 12, 2019.


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MEETING SCHEDULE


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Friday, Oct. 25:

10:30 am-Noon: Chapter Presidents & Executive Committee will meet in the Sedona Public Library, 3250

                            White Bear Rd. Lunch can be 'brown bag' or we can have it delivered.

2:00 & 3:00 pm: Tours of Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff; there will be an admission charge. If you want to take

                            a tour, contact Linda at aplaceinthesun@commspeed.net to be included. No need to stop in

                            Sedona, go directly to the Observatory. 

Evening:             Dinner will be on your own or as a group, TBD.

Saturday, Oct. 26      State Meeting at the Elks Lodge, 110 Airport Rd., Sedona

  8:00-11:30 am:  Registration & Field Trip Signup

  8:00-10:30 am:  Continental Breakfast (or as long as the food lasts)

            8:30 am:  Silent Auction and Book Sale begins

10:30-11:30 am:  Business Meeting

11:30-12:30 pm:  An optional lunch will be available at the Elks Lodge for $6 (or on your own)

12:30 - 2:00 pm:  Time to check out the Silent Auction, Book Sale and Poster Session. Posters will be on

                             display before and after the Panel Discussion.

  2:00 - 4:00 pm:  Panel Discussion on Significant Facets of the Verde Valley Archaeology and History

                             Newly Revealed, moderated by Dr. Sandy Lynch, the new VVC Advisor.

  4:00 - 5:30 pm:  Happy Hour will afford opportunities for more informal discussions with the panelists

                             about their findings and ideas (and time to browse the book sale and silent auction).

  5:30 - 6:30 pm:  AAS Awards Dinner

            6:30 pm:   Silent Auction and Book Sale ends

  7:00 - 8:00 pm:   Keynote Address: Dr. Carla Van West, a distinguished archaeologist with the Statistical                               Research Foundation, will give the keynote address: Significant Facets of the Verde Valley                               Archaeology and History Newly Revealed, highlighting recent contributions to our                                            understanding of the archaeology of the Middle Verde River Valley and its surrounding

                              terrain.

  8:00 - 9:00 pm:    AAS Awards Presentation & Silent Auction winners announced.

Sunday, Oct. 27: Field Trips (Sign up on Saturday).

About 10 field trips are planned, most led by panelists and presenters to places illustrative of their topics, as well as others to places most AAS members have not seen before but should enjoy visiting with knowledgeable guides.

Click Here for Field Trip Descriptions









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