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 this is the 'high' season in Sedona, it is imperative that you make your room reservations as soon as possible, even if you are only thinking about coming. You can always cancel at a later date if you change your mind.

Click here to download list of hotels/motels, etc.

The meeting begins on Friday 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.

On Saturday, Oct. 26, the State Meeting will open at the Elks Lodge, 110 Airport Rd, Sedona, with a continental breakfast followed by the annual business meeting. An optional lunch will be available at the Elks Lodge for $6.

•After lunch, there will be a four-person panel discussion on Significant Facets of the Verde Valley Archaeology and History Newly Revealed. Posters are also being solicited. Immediately afterwards, a cocktail social hour will afford opportunities for more informal discussions with the panelists about their findings and ideas.

•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 Saturday evening. Dr. Carla Van West, a distinguished archaeologist with the Statistical Research Foundation, will give the keynote address, telling the story of her research in the Middle Verde Valley. The winners of the Silent Auction will be announced afterwards.

•Sunday, Oct. 27: A number of field trips are planned, four of them to be led by Saturday’s panelists 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 Sept. 30, 2019.

Click here to download Registration Form

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.

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 present a summary of the fabulous Dyck Collection of perishable and other prehistoric artifacts from a rock shelter in the Verde Valley.

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 summarize his recent work at Montezuma National Monument dating Castle A and his experiments in experimental archeology.

  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 tell the story of her research in the Middle Verde Valley.

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

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

A series of field trips in the Middle Verde region is planned, four of them to be led by Saturday’s panelists to places illustrative of their topics, as well as others to places most AAS members have not seen before but should be happy to have the opportunity to visit and to learn about from knowledgeable guides. Sign up on Saturday.








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