Arizona Archaeological Society

 

 
 

Events

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


Upcoming events

    • 25 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Sedona Area


    Native Plant Walk/Hike

    Join instructor Al Cornell in the Sedona area for a native plant walk and hike.  While some plants maybe the similar to the Cave Creek area, the hike is helpful to expand your native plant knowledge with another unique area of the state.  The hike begins at 9 am so allow adequate drive time to the Sedona area.  The event ends loosely around 1 pm or until all participants are satisfied.  The trip requires the usual hiking foot-ware, lots of water, food, proper dress, and sun screen.  Hiking sticks are a personal preference but all the rules for safe hiking and adequate physical conditioning are appropriate.  There are a limited amount of slots available, so contact Mary Kearney as soon as possible.  maryk92@aol.com

    Classes, Workshops, Special Events and Expanded Field Trips:  Mary Kearney is the primary contact for classes, workshops, special events or trips at maryk92@aol.com and the only place to sign up or get more information. Please remember classes, workshops, and trips are open to current AAS members only with DFC members having priority.  There is “no” registration on the day of the activity.  There is “no” preregistration for any activity prior to formal announcement.

    • 09 Oct 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)


    DFC-AAS: October 09 – Ken Zoll

    Lecture Opportunity:

    Ken Zoll presents, Prehistoric Southwest Infrastructure and Movement.  The movement of goods from one part of the country to another is an intriguing subject.  Economics, religions and esthetics furnished the driving force with transportation a romantic intermediary.  As trade plays such a lively part of our own lives, we may wonder about trade in the pre-Columbian past.  Peoples of the Southwest and Mexico used various corridors for trade and as a communication network for hundreds of years before the arrival of European settlers.  Ken discusses ancient trade routes that supplied Southwest Native American tribes with goods from Mesoamerica.  Marine shells, parrots, macaws, chocolate and copper objects came from the south.  In return, Southwestern peoples sent locally produced items south such as turquoise, peridot, serpentine, garnet and other semiprecious stones as well as pottery, salt, and earthen pigments.  Many of these ancient trails are today’s modern highways.

    Ken Zoll is the Executive Director of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center in Camp Verde, Arizona.  Ken is also the Regional Coordinator for the site steward program with the Arizona State Parks and Trails, and a volunteer docent at cultural heritage sites in the Coconino National Forest.  He has conducted extensive fieldwork in ancient astronomical practices of the Southwest and is a certified instructor in ancient astronomy fieldwork.  Ken is the author of several books on local ancient rock art and astronomical practices, as well as several articles in professional journals on his studies.  He received his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Loyola University Chicago and retired to Sedona in 2004, after 35 years of Federal service.

    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.

    • 22 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 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)


    Knot-less Netting Class

    Join instructor Albert Abril in a knot-less netting class.  The class begins at 10 am and ends loosely around 1 pm.  Knot-less netting is one of the oldest ways of making textiles.  The class is based on an Anasazi medicine bag found in northeast Arizona location called Gourd Cave.  However, knot-less netting is a technique applicable to nets, textiles, and weaved vessels.  These basic techniques can be found as far away as Scandinavia, as an example.   Contact Mary Kearney for one of the 10 available class slots at a cost of $20 per member.  maryk92@aol.com 

    Classes, Workshops, Special Events and Expanded Field Trips:  Mary Kearney is the primary contact for classes, workshops, special events or trips at maryk92@aol.com and the only place to sign up or get more information. Please remember classes, workshops, and trips are open to current AAS members only with DFC members having priority.  There is “no” registration on the day of the activity.  There is “no” preregistration for any activity prior to formal announcement.

    • 05 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Superior, AZ


    Boyce Thompson Arboretum

    Join the chapter on a trip to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum which brings together plants from around the world's varied dry land desert environments displayed alongside unspoiled Sonoran Desert vegetation. This location rates 5-Stars on Google.  The trip begins at 10 am so please allow adequate driving time.  The event ends loosely around 1 pm depending on group participation and questions.  More details to follow with formal announcement for signup...  Contact Mary Kearney for signup and further questions after formal class announcement.  maryk92@aol.com

    Classes, Workshops, Special Events and Expanded Field Trips:  Mary Kearney is the primary contact for classes, workshops, special events or trips at maryk92@aol.com and the only place to sign up or get more information. Please remember classes, workshops, and trips are open to current AAS members only with DFC members having priority.  There is “no” registration on the day of the activity.  There is “no” preregistration for any activity prior to formal announcement.


    • 13 Nov 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)

    DFC-AAS: November 13 – Mark Hackbarth

    Lecture Opportunity:

    Mark Hackbarth M.A., RPA presents Recent Archaeological Investigations in the Foothills.  Three recent excavation projects near Cave Creek have identified small Classic, Sedentary, and earlier sites spanning a timeframe from AD 1-1250.  All three project areas were used to process plant resources but only one included temporary shelters.  The different artifact and feature assemblages provide information about prehistoric adaptations to seemingly barren landscapes.

    Mark Hackbarth received a M.A., Anthropology, University of Arkansas in 1980 and B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona in 1976.  He has 35 years of supervisory experience in Southwestern archaeology and 45 years of archaeological experience overall.  His field experience spans excavations at Middle and Late Archaic sites, Early Formative camps (especially Red Mountain phase), and Hohokam villages as well as historic mines, farms, roads, and canals.  Mark served six years as a commissioner on the City of Peoria’s Historic Preservation Commission and another six years on the City of Scottsdale's Historic Preservation Commission.

    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.

    • 20 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Chandler, AZ


    Bashas Art Collection

    On November 20th, join the Desert Foothills Chapter from 10 am to loosely 1 pm at the prestigious Bashas Art Collection, Bashas Chandler Headquarters, in the Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery.  The contemporary Western American and Native American collection is rated 5 stars on Google and features free admission with over 3,000 pieces. It is a rare gem that is often overlooked in the overall Phoenix Valley.  Please allow adequate driving time and wear comfortable footwear.  More details to follow with formal announcement for signup.  Contact Mary Kearney for signup and further questions after formal class announcement.  maryk92@aol.com

    Classes, Workshops, Special Events and Expanded Field Trips:  Mary Kearney is the primary contact for classes, workshops, special events or trips at maryk92@aol.com and the only place to sign up or get more information. Please remember classes, workshops, and trips are open to current AAS members only with DFC members having priority.  There is “no” registration on the day of the activity.  There is “no” preregistration for any activity prior to formal announcement.

    • 11 Dec 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD


    Details coming later this fall.

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