Arizona Archaeological Society

 

 
 

Events

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


Upcoming events

    • 11 Feb 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Verde Valley, AZ


    Desert Foothill Chapter - Day Trip

    Join us for a fun day as we visit Tuzigoot National Monument and the Arizona Copper Mining Museum on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.   

    Our first stop is Tuzigoot National Monument to witness the incredible legacy of a people that lived in the Verde Valley 1,000 years ago.  We explore the museum and roam the trails through the Tuzigoot pueblo and Tavasci Marsh.  This is a walking tour on some dirt.gravel pathways. 

    The next stop is the Arizona Copper Art Museum.  The Museum tells a genuine story that brings Arizona’s greatest treasure with world legends and fantastic art by returning copper home to where it all began in Clarkdale a former copper producing location.  Copper leaves and blossoms into an amazing story of the worlds’ most beautiful metal.  It is told through a wonderful idea of combining history and stunning artifacts into truly enjoyable exhibits. 

    More details after sign up.  The trip is limited to 12 AAS/DFC members with priority given to Desert Foothills Chapter members.  You must be signed up by 2/1/2020 with maryk92@aol.com .

    • 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.

    • 22 Feb 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Cave Creek Area


    Desert Foothills Chapter - Workshop

    Join us for a great workshop on Saturday, February 22nd, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

    This is a primitive rattle making workshop with instructor Arturo Ramirez, who is Apache and Southern Ute.  Arturo uses Arizona grown gourds, Arizona dead fall handles, New Mexico Pheasant feathers, and anthill pebbles from such locations as Chaco Canyon, Chimney Rock, Pottery Mound and Paquime as well as several other significant cultural areas. Arturo shares over 35 years of gourd knowledge and specific Native American rattle knowledge.  

    This workshop is limited to 15 AAS/DFC members with priority given to Desert Foothills Chapter members.  More details after signing up.  You must be signed up by 2/10/2020 with maryk92@aol.com .


    • 11 Mar 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: March 11 – Andy Seagle

    Andy Seagle presents, Tim’s Cave: The Discovery and The Story.  College professor and photographer Andy Seagle shares an event that testifies to the deep connections of the human experience.  As his older brother Tim (an archaeologist) was dying, a defining event in both their lives was beginning. Andy's later discovery of Tim's Cave in the Sedona area gives back to the study of the Colorado Plateau, as well as mirrors the love and shared experiences of these two brothers that is still present today.  The events include unique archaeological discoveries, an encounter with “pot hunter” activity, posthumous reunion of friendship with a highly respected lead archaeologist in the Coconino County National Forest Service (Peter Pilles), and a birthday present that began an adventure creating an improbable cascade of Sinagua archaeological serendipity from a 1991 helicopter flight.  Family, friendship, community, and fate came together in an amazing tale developed around prehistoric people’s evidence found in Arizona leading to Tim's Cave discovery, recognition, and subsequent crime law enforcement investigations!

    Andy Seagle was born (1959) and raised in Tucson, AZ.  He currently teaches in the Music Department at Mesa Community College, where he helped start the Audio Production Degree program over 28 years ago.  Andy is a recording engineer and recorded artists such as Paul McCartney, Johnny Cash, Lyle Lovett, and the Phoenix Symphony.  Andy was an avid hiker most of his life from his early archaeological adventures with his brother Tim with a deep love for everything Arizona.

    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.  The meetings are held 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).  

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

    • 28 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 20435 S Old Ellsworth Rd, Queen Creek


    STC AAS : 'Mini' Archaeology Event March 28,2020           


    'Mini' Archaeology Event March 28,2020 at the San Tan Historical Society Museum located in Queen Creek Arizona.   Demonstrations, Information sharing, Archaeological Guest Speaker.  For more information visit :     azarchsoc.org/SanTan

    • 08 Apr 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: April 8 – Jay Cravath

    Lecture Opportunity:

    Dr. Jay Cravath, an Arizona Humanities speaker, presents Rivers of Dreams: Stories and Music of Arizona's Waterways.  Arizona’s rivers were first lush green ribbons of life flowing through a desert landscape.  They became sustaining paths, first for indigenous explorers, and later for immigrants leaving wagon tracks and settlements.  On the Salt River, the Hohokam built vast canals to direct water for irrigation.  The first citizens of Phoenix used these same trenches.  The Mohave tribes ruled the Colorado—that great western Nile, then gave way to the paddle boats of European explorers.  The Gila provided sustenance for the Pima and passage for such brave adventurers as Father Garces and Olive Oatman.  As Arizona’s only “National Wild and Scenic River,” the Verde is home to over 50 endangered species.  Dr. Cravath intricately weaves narrative, history, music, and images to tell this remarkable story.

    Dr. Jay Craváth is a composer, writer and scholar in the field of music, humanities and Indigenous studies.  He is recently retired as Cultural Director for The Chemehuevi Indian Tribe.  Dr. Craváth has been on the Arizona Humanities Speakers Bureau since 1992.  With a Ph.D. in humanities education, he enjoys crafting programs from these interests into discussions that include stories, musical performance, and media.  Dr. Craváth’s goal is to create engaging learning experiences—“scholarship with a zing!”  Last year, he released an album of original music entitled “Songs for Ancient Days.”  You can hear his band, Dr J and the Botanicals, on his website www.jaycravath.com and around the valley.  Therein, you will also find his original documentaries, poetry, essays, and serialized novel: The Wisdom of Blood.

    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.  

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

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