Arizona Archaeological Society

 

 
 

Events

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


Upcoming events

    • 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.

    • 12 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Flagstaff Area


    Flagstaff Area Day Trip

    Join us Thursday, March 12th for a fun day as we visit the Museum of Northern Arizona and Lowell Observatory.  The first stop is the MNA museum area which has outstanding exhibits on various subjects.  The one of great interest for our group is the "Tim's Cave exhibit" after hearing Andy Seagle's presentation on "Tim's Cave" during Wednesday, March 11th DFC meeting.

    We meet at MNA (10:00am) and tour the museum.  The cost is $10.00 per member for the museum which is the group rate for us.  Lunch is on your own.  Either go into Flagstaff or pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the MNA grounds.

    Next, we travel up the road to meet at the Lowell observatory for the 2:00pm tour.  The Lowell Tour explores the observatory’s past and present research efforts, during this 45-minute guided walking tour of the historical campus.  This tour includes a stop at the renowned 24" Clark Refracting Telescope, built in 1896 and still usable to this day.  The cost of the tour is $20.00 per member payable at the observatory.

    More details after sign up.  This trip is limited to 12 members.  It is open to AAS/DFC members only with priority given to DFC members.  You must be signed up by 3/1/2020.  

    Sign up at maryk92@aol.com


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


    SAN TAN CHAPTER 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 from EcoPlan.  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.

    • 13 May 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: May 13 – Greg McNamee

    Gregory McNamee, The Gila: River of History.  Six hundred miles long from its source in the mountains of southwestern New Mexico to its confluence with the Colorado River above Yuma, the Gila River has been an important avenue for the movement of populations—birds, animals, plants, and peoples—across the desert for millennia.  Many cultures have sprung up on its banks, and millions of people depend on the river today—whether they know it or not.  Gregory McNamee, author of the prizewinning book Gila: The Life and Death of an American River, presents a biography of this vital resource, drawing on Native American stories, pioneer memoirs, the writings of modern naturalists such as Aldo Leopold and Edward Abbey, and other sources.  Think of it as 70 million years of history packed into an entertaining, informative hour.

    Gregory McNamee is a writer, editor, photographer, and publisher.  He is the author or title-page editor of more than 40 books and author of more than 6,000 periodical pieces, including articles, essays, reviews, interviews, editorials, poems, and short stories.  McNamee is the editor of Zócalo, an arts-and-culture magazine published in Tucson.  He is a contributing editor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica.  McNamee is also a contributing editor to Kirkus Reviews, the leading publication of the book trade.  He writes regularly for many other journals and sites, and his work has appeared in such venues as Science, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Outside, Smithsonian, AARP, and Native Peoples.  McNamee operates Sonora Wordworks, an editorial and publishing service, and he has been involved in the publication of more than 500 books.  He is also the publisher of Polytropos Press.  McNamee is a lecturer in the Economics Department of the Eller College of Management and a research associate at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona.  He is also a longtime member of the Speakers Bureau of Arizona Humanities.

    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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