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GOAT CAMP EXCAVATION FALL 2020

Hope y'all will have a safe and restful thanksgiving this week cuz we are back to work on Saturday the 28th, usual time and place.  As always, please let me know if you are planning to join us so I can put you on the list.  The covid protocol limit is 10 people on the crew, so if you want to participate , please let me know as soon as you can to ensure a place on the list.

Work Days:

November

Saturday the 28th (just after Thanksgiving unfortunately, sorry)

December

Saturday the 12th

Cheers and stay safe,

Scott


Scott Wood, retired Tonto archaeologist and Rim Country Adviser, leads the excavations at Goat Camp.  Participants must be members of AAS.  Scott's contact information

Goat Camp Ruin is located in Payson and was occupied from about 750 to 1280 AD.  The site was originally a Hohokam colony that continued to be occupied through the Classic Period.  The Classic Period occupation is called "Payson Tradition" or "Northern Salado".  After several changes in ownership and extensive pot-hunting, the city of Payson took over ownership of the site. The Rim Country Chapter, with Scott Wood’s assistance, proposed creating an archaeological interpretive site as well as a hiking trail for this 6-acre parcel of land, similar to that of nearby Shoofly Ruin. Scott has led groups of volunteers each spring and fall for the past few years excavating and interpreting areas within the overall complex. The goal is not rebuilding or total excavation, but knowledge and public education through an interpretive package.


Ceramic Checklist                                 First Season Report


Site Map                                                Second Season Report


Master Development Plan             Third Season Report 


Excavation and Stabilization Plan       Fourth Season Report


Goat Camp 2018 Fall Plan           Fifth Season Report   


Goat Camp 2019 Spring Plan                Sixth Season Report


Goat Camp 2020 Spring Plan                Seventh Season Report


Goat Camp 2020 Fall Plan Rev           Virus Protocol Rev


         EXCAVATION



         SCREENING                                                                            CLEANING ARTIFACTS



         SORTING AND IDENTIFYING ARTIFACTS

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