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.

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

    Scottsdale Museum of the West

    Museum Tour for AAS/DFC members with priority given to DFC members

    Date: December 6th, 2018

    Location:  See below for address and directions

    Time for Tour:  10:00 am tour begins (Museum opens at 9:30)

                     First Floor:           10:00 - 11:30

                     Lunch Break:        11:30 - 1:00   (Many nice restaurants in the area.)

                     Upstairs Tour:         1:00 - 2:00

    Sign Up:   maryk92@aol.com  Tour is limited to 18 members.  You must be signed up prior to 12/1/18 to attend.

    Cost: $12 per member, if at least 15 sign up.

    Trip General Description:  Jim and Jan Patton (docents at the museum) will lead our group through the Scottsdale Museum of the West.  The tour would cover the five galleries on the first floor, break for lunch, and proceed to the two upstairs galleries right afterwards.

    First floor includes exhibit of 65 Hopi yellow ware pottery pieces with some 500-yr-old pots, and 18 original Nampeyo pieces. In other first floor locations there are a number of Hopi white polychrome wares from Naha and Navasie family artists. Upstairs, one of our two galleries has wonderful 18th and 19th century original western art (Catlin, Bodmer, Miller, Russell, Moran, Remington, Taos Society of America, Dixon), Edward S. Curtis original glass photos of North American Indians, and a good many 19th century Plains Indians ethnographic pieces (including a ceremonial pipe-tomahawk that belonged to Meriwether Lewis).  The other upstairs gallery has numerous original paintings and sculptures of Plains Indian and Mountain Man themes, many by Cowboy Artists of America members.

    Our Location:

    Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
    3830 N. Marshall Way
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    The museum is located in downtown Scottsdale, at N. Marshall Way and 1st Street, one block west of Scottsdale Road. It is steps away from numerous art galleries and restaurants.

    Parking:

    There is ample free parking available in a City of Scottsdale underground parking garage, which can be accessed from the driveway located just south of Main Street, on the north side of the museum building. Look for the blue parking sign on Marshall Way.

    • 12 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Community Room (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepard of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen)

    Holiday Party Event 2018

    Holiday Event Info:  The party is in the Community Room (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepard of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ  85331 (near the Dairy Queen).  Details are also available at www.azarchsoc.wildapricot.org/desertfoothills.  Joan Young and her “team of elves” are hard at work to make this year’s event as successful as always on Wednesday, December 12th at 6:00 P.M. with the dinner beginning at 6:30 P.M.  The Holiday Party is being catered by the Buffalo Chip Restaurant with a BBQ buffet selection (brisket, pulled pork, sausage, rib tips, corn, cowboy beans, coleslaw, & biscuits) as well as Vegetarian meal availability (garden salad, veggie burger or available fresh fish) at a cost of $25 per person for DFC members and not open to the general public or other chapters.  “Please note,” the Vegetarian meal selection must be made in advance.  Formal invitations were available with full details at the October general meeting, look for details at November meeting.  There is a strict limit of 70 available seats, so do not delay the invitations disappeared rapidly.  The cutoff date for Holiday Party reservations and check submission is Monday, December 3rd or earlier, if at capacity.  Reservations and checks are mailed to: Kathy Queen, 5311 E. Evans Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85254.  Checks are payable to: Desert Foothills Chapter – A.A.S. and are not refundable.  For questions contact Joan Young at joanpyoung@msn.com, 623.551.1085 home, 480.540.0769 cell.  There is a silent auction scheduled at this event, also!  Donations are appreciated and donation contacts are Liz Wescott, 480.200.7967, elizabethjulia@gmail.com <or> Tammy Teegardin, 602.999.9153, teegardins@msn.com.  Walk-ins are not accepted due to limited space with the necessary room configuration setup and prior food preparation planning.

    View or Download Links:    Holiday Event Flyer    Party Registration Card

    • 08 Jan 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • VVAC Camp Verde, AZ


    “Pottery Analysis of the Verde Valley”

    Tuesday January 8th, 2019 9:00AM to 2:00PM

    Cost:  is $35.00 per member.  

    Location:  Verde Valley Archaeology Center in Camp Verde.  <see directions below>

    This class is open to AAS/DFC members with priority given to DFC members. Class size limitation is 14 preregistered members.

    Sign up at maryk92@aol.com   Please check your schedule to make sure you can make this class before you sign up.    

    Also, your 2019 Desert Foothills Chapter or AAS Membership must be in place.  The class is open only to current members.  Any questions, let me know.

    Join Dr. Jim Graceffa and staff as they take you through The Pottery Analysis Class.  The class touches on the important aspects of prehistoric pottery manufacture and decorating.  This includes design motif and layouts.  Pottery shapes and nomenclature.  We are covering other types of pottery found in the Verde Valley area.  There is time for hands on identification of local pottery. Please bring a snack/lunch, we are taking a very short lunch break only.  Also, bring a loupe for the class.   If you want to carpool up from the valley, this is a good idea but you must arrange it yourself.

    DIRECTIONS:

    Take I-17 North to exit 285, (General Crook trail).  Turn right at end of exit ramp towards Camp Verde/Fort Verde State Park, turn right at end of road to W. SR 260/AZ 260 for a little over a mile until first traffic light.  Turn left at the traffic light on S. Main Street.  Turn right at Hollamon (also Fort Verde turn), the center parking is an immediate left into a gravel parking area, park in the back and use the rear entrance (door marked for training).  NOTE:  It takes about one hour drive time from Anthem area in far north Phoenix area.


    • 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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