Arizona Archaeological Society

 

 
 

Events

This page shows upcoming events by the State organization, our chapters or of archaeological interest.


Upcoming events

    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 01 Dec 2018
    • 14 sessions
    • Heritage Park in Prescott

    First Saturday of every month from 10 am to noon, a YCAAS docent is available at the Heritage Park Willow Lake Pit Houses to present tours of the Sinagua pit houses. The site is user-friendly and accessible to individuals in wheelchairs. There is no charge to visit the pit houses, but the City of Prescott does charge a $3.00 fee for admission to the park. If you need a map to the site from the Heritage Park entrance, contact the YCAAS secretary at his email address:  charlesstroh@yahoo.com or go the webpage for the Yavapai Chapter on this website.

    • 10 Oct 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Community Building (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen)


    DFC-AAS: October 10th – Todd Bostwick

    Lecture Opportunity:

    Todd W. Bostwick, PhD, RPA presents Life and Death at Ironwood Village: An Early Ballcourt Site in Southern Arizona.  Excavations in 2014 for a new shopping center uncovered a Hohokam village in Marana, north of Tucson, on the east side of the Santa Cruz River.  This site contained a previously unknown ballcourt, one of the earliest ever constructed by the Hohokam.  Surrounding the ballcourt were nearly 100 pit houses and more than 250 burials, which dated to the late Pioneer and Colonial periods, circa AD 650 to 850.  Located on a sloping piedmont that supported a dense stand of ironwood trees, archaeologists found artifacts and plant remains at the site indicating the inhabitants grew corn without irrigation canals, processed Agave plants with tabular knives, and polished wooden objects with specialized polishing stones.  Ironwood Village was abandoned soon after the leader of the village died and was buried with a rich array of grave offerings in the middle of the ballcourt. Dr. Bostwick discusses the results of these excavations and shows numerous photos of the artifacts recovered from the site.

    Reception and socialization at 7:00 pm, program begins approximately 7:30 pm.

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 21 Oct 2018
    • Matazal Casino, Payson

    8AM-8:30PM on Saturday

    Field Trips throughout Saturday and on Sunday 

    Guest Speaker:  Jane Kolber, "Rock Art of the World"

    Silent Auction, Raffle items, and Books


    • 24 Oct 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • South Mountain, Phoenix


    JOIN THE DESERT FOOTHILLS CHAPTER

    FOR A HIKE TO SOUTH MOUNTAIN WITH DR. TODD BOSTWICK

    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24TH, 2018

    9:30AM

    MEET AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN PARK VISITOR CENTER 10919 South Central Avenue Phoenix 85047 (google for directions) NO ENTRANCE FEE

    AAS MEMBERS ONLY WITH PRIORITY GIVEN TO DESERT FOOTHILLS MEMBERS

    We will be doing two hikes: first one will be to Box Canyon where there are more than 240 petroglyph panels that have been documented.  Along with the famous etchings of the water birds, spirals and crosses. This is a ½ hike mostly flat but with some boulder hopping.  The second hike will be a short drive to Beverly Canyon.  This 1 ½ mile hike is moderately steep and with an elevation gain of 250 feet.

    Please plan on approximately 4-5 hours to enjoy both of these hikes.  Dr. Bostwick will share his expertise on the area.    It is very important that you know your hiking level and ability.  Also, the weather could be warm and this is all outdoors. Again, before you sign up please make sure these two hikes are on your hiking level.

    Allow ample drive time to South Mountain.  Drive safe and carefully.

    Hike is limited to 12 members.   Contact  Mary @ maryk92@aol.com to sign up.

    No sign up the day of hike.

    Hiking / Trip Protocol

    • Arrive at least 10-15 minutes early for the outing.
    • Take snacks, lunch, plenty of water, hiking pole(s)
    • Wear appropriate shoes, clothing, hat, bring sunscreen.


    • 06 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Cave Creek Area


    PREHISTOIC SANDAL CLASS

    DATE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018

    TIME: 9:00AM TO APPROXIMATELY 1:00PM

    LOCATION: Community Room (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepard of the Hills Episcopal Church 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

    COST: $20.00 PER MEMBER. This class is open to AAS/DFC members with priority given to DFC members. 

    To Sign Up: by October 15, 2018 deadline at   maryk92@aol.com

    Want to learn about making Prehistoric Sandals?  Do you want to make your own?  Join Al Cornell as he teaches us this process.

    Al shares the process of making sandals using plant fiber cordage.  This class attempts to replicate the weaving styles of prehistoric Native Americans along with our own style.

    The class is a hands-on activity where you are making your own sandals.  By having participants make and wear their sandals, we gain a better understanding of the amount of labor it took to weave a pair durable footwear.

    • 09 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Community Building (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen)


    Desert Foothills Chapter - Special Event

    This is a no charge event for Desert Foothills Chapter Members and Friends.

    Join master world flute artist Gary Stroutsos for a journey inside the Southwest desert rim flutes that were found by Earl Morris in 1931 inside Broken Flute Cave in the Prayer Rock District in present day northern Arizona. These flutes were dated to AD 620 - 670, making them the oldest known wooden flutes in North America. The Hopi Tribe, which still maintains a ceremonial Flute Clan, believe these are ancient Hopi long flutes.

    Gary has replicas made by master flute builder Michael Allen who took precise measurements from the originals in the Arizona State Museum. Gary's extraordinary playing of this very challenging instrument brings these haunting sounding flutes alive. Join Gary for an entertaining history on the flutes, and his most recent musical endeavor: Ongtupqa with Hopi vocalist Clark Tenakhongva. The result is a CD recorded inside the Desert View Watchtower on the South Rim of Grand Canyon and a documentary DVD.

    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Community Building (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen)


    DFC-AAS: November 14th – Deni Seymour

    Lecture Opportunity:

    Dr. Deni Seymour, an Arizona Humanities speaker, presents The Earliest Apache in Arizona: Evidence and Arguments.  Recent research provides evidence of ancestral Apaches in the southern Southwest at least as early as the A.D. 1300s.  Some of this evidence comes from chronometric dates obtained from a feature type that comparative ethnographic information (including rarely used land claims documents) indicates were used for storage.  These features, called platform caches, provide rare and ideal material for accurate dating because they are often covered with grass or leaves.  Dates from these features, on Apache pottery, and from roasting pits, all in direct association with Apache material culture of other types (including rock art), provide a continuous sequence of use from at least as early as the A.D. 1300s through the late 1700s.  New information about a western route south to this region is combined with other evidence regarding the presence of the earliest ancestral Apache three centuries earlier than many have argued, even in areas where Coronado did not see them.

    Reception and socialization at 7:00 pm, program begins approximately 7:30 pm.

    • 06 Dec 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Scottsdale, AZ


    Western Museum Trip - details coming soon after new season begins, times described are not accurate yet...

    • 12 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBA



    TBD - Holiday Party details coming soon and replaces regular monthly meeting this month!

    • 09 Jan 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Community Building (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen)




    Reception and socialization at 7:00 pm, program begins approximately 7:30 pm.

    • 13 Feb 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Community Building (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen)




    Reception and socialization at 7:00 pm, program begins approximately 7:30 pm.

    • 13 Mar 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Community Building (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen)




    Reception and socialization at 7:00 pm, program begins approximately 7:30 pm.

    • 10 Apr 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Community Building (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen)




    Reception and socialization at 7:00 pm, program begins approximately 7:30 pm.

    • 08 May 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Community Building (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen)




    Reception and socialization at 7:00 pm, program begins approximately 7:30 pm.

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