Arizona Archaeological Society

 

 
 

Events

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


Upcoming events

    • 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 with a docent lead tour, so please allow adequate driving time.  The event ends loosely around 1 pm depending on group participation and questions.  The tour is limited to 15 participants of AAS/DFC with priority given to Desert Foothills Chapter members.  The cost is $15 per member for admission.  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
    • 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!!

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