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GOAT CAMP EXCAVATION 2019

Looks like the rain will be holding off for a while (it's not supposed to rain at all in May) so we'll be back at it again this weekend, May 25 and 26, same old time (0900 Saturday and Sunday), same old place.  As always, please let Scott know if you plan to excavate with us.  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 is on the Rim Country page near the bottom.

Here is the work schedule:

May 25 and 26

June 8 and 9, 15 and 16, 22 and 23 - depending on the weather and how much we've gotten done, the first June session will probably be in the field or it could be in the lab; the rest of the June sessions will be in the lab.

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.

Goat Camp 2019 Spring Plan                   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                   

                                                        Sixth Season Report

         EXCAVATION



         SCREENING                                                                            CLEANING ARTIFACTS



         SORTING AND IDENTIFYING ARTIFACTS

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