Arizona Archaeological Society

 

 
 

Events

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


Upcoming events

    • 11 Dec 2019
    • 6:00 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)



    Join the Desert Foothills Chapter of AAS for our

    2019 annual Holiday Party

    Wednesday December 11th 2019, 6:00PM arrival, 6:30PM dinner

    (Community Room, Good Shepherd Church, Cave Creek)


        Reservation forms are available on the October 9th and November 13th DFC meetings. 

        Reservations are required and must be received by Monday December 2.   $25.00 per person.

        There are no walk-ins, meal prior preparation precludes this possibility.

       Meals: Catered by Buffalo Chip Restaurant wit a choice of BBQ Combo or Vegetarian

       BBQ Buffet: brisket, pulled pork, chicken, sausage, corn, rib tips, cowboy beans, coleslaw, biscuits.

       Vegetarian: select one garden salad, veggie burger, or available, fresh fish.

       Coffee, water, soda and dessert supplied by the chapter.

       NOTE:  Vegetarian selections, fees, and instructions for mailing reservations etc. are inclusive in material available at DFC Meetings only.  Once again, material must be received by December 2nd.


    Silent Auction: Donations are truly appreciated.

       For items drop off information please contact:

       Tammy Teegardin, teegardins@msn.com or

       Liz Wescott, Elizabethjulia00@gmail.com


     Holiday Party Registration Form Link <<< Click Here!!

    • 08 Jan 2020
    • 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: January 08 – Pat Gillman

    PhD Patricia A. Gilman presents, Ancient Macaws in Mimbres, Chaco, and the Hohokam.  Scarlet macaws were the most spectacular item in the ancient southwestern United States obtained from farther south in Mexico.  They were present and contemporary at Mimbres Classic and Chacoan sites from about A.D. 1000 to 1130.  They were present even earlier in the Hohokam region.  Does the presence of macaws in these three regions indicate a similar use and meaning?  Does it suggest social relationships between people in the various regions?

    Pat Gilman argues that people used macaws and parrots differently in the three regions.  For example, about 30 scarlet macaws were concentrated at Pueblo Bonito, although one or two were present in each of three other Chaco Canyon sites.  In contrast, perhaps as many as 15 scarlet macaws were spread among at least eight Mimbres Classic sites, some of them within the Mimbres Valley core and some not.  Mimbres macaws were buried with a person or buried by themselves beneath a room floor, in Great Kiva fill, or in a midden, while most of the Chaco macaws were on floors or in room fill.

    These differences support the idea that there was little communality between Mimbres and Chaco in terms of how scarlet macaws were used and probably therefore their role within the social and religious systems.  However, the Mimbres and Chaco macaws all belong to the same rare genetic group, suggesting that they had the same breeding source.  These patterns show the complexity of studying exotic items within their varying social contexts.

    Patricia A. Gilman earned a PhD at the University of Oklahoma in 1983 and later retired from the University of Oklahoma.  Pat Gilman has done archaeological field work and research in the Mimbres region of southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona for more than 40 years.  Her initial interests were architecture and the transition that ancient people made from living in pithouses to inhabiting pueblos.  Recently, Dr. Gilman and her colleagues have been investigating the presence of scarlet macaws in Mimbres sites, their dates and DNA, and how they might have been brought to the southwestern United States from the tropical forest of southern Mexico.

    The public may attend an Arizona Archaeology Society – Desert Foothills Chapter meeting at no charge, except for the holiday party in December.  The AAS-DFC meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May.  There are refreshments available at 7:00 PM and the meeting begins at 7:30 PM, usually ending prior to 9:00 PM.  

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



    • 12 Feb 2020
    • 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: February 12 – John Welch

    PhD John Welch presents, Building a Model for Community-Based Archaeological Resource Protection: The White Mountain Apache Experiment.  Despite several generations of countermeasures, looting and grave robbing continue to damage and desecrate cultural resources across the United States and around the world.  Native American Indian tribes generally value cultural resources as ancestral footprints and wellsprings of community identity, as well as data sources.  For this reason, and because cultural resource sites are not partitioned from living communities on tribal lands, as they are on federal and state lands, tribes are disproportionately threatened and impacted by archaeological resource crime.  New means and methods are being developed in close partnership with the White Mountain Apache tribe to prevent, investigate, and remediate looting in one of Arizona’s most beautiful and important cultural resource regions.

    John R. Welch directs Archaeology Southwest’s Landscape and Site Protection Program and is a professor, jointly appointed in The Department of Archaeology and the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.  Welch works with Native Nations on projects at the interface of indigenous peoples’ sovereignty—rights and responsibilities derived from authority over people and territory—and stewardship—sustainable and broadly beneficial uses of sociocultural and biophysical inheritances.  John Welch is a founding member of the board for the Fort Apache Heritage Foundation.  He publishes on Apache history and applied archaeology and directs SFU Archaeology’s online Professional Graduate Program in Heritage Resource Management.  PhD John R Welch earned a Masters (1985) and Doctorate in Anthropology (1996) from the University of Arizona, after earning a Bachelors in Anthropology (Honors), Spanish, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York in 1983.

    The public may attend an Arizona Archaeology Society – Desert Foothills Chapter meeting at no charge, except for the holiday party in December.  The AAS-DFC meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May.  There are refreshments available at 7:00 PM and the meeting begins at 7:30 PM, usually ending prior to 9:00 PM.  

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

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