Arizona Archaeology Expo – March 7, 2015, at Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park
March is here—and so is Arizona Archaeology Month! This year, we kick off the month-long festivities with the Archaeology Expo on March 7 at the Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park in Yuma. Join us the first Saturday in March from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. We have lots of hands-on activities and demonstrations, as well as presentations and tours. There is something for everyone at this year’s Expo. For more information, see our website at http://www.azstateparks.com/archy, or email Kris Dobschuetz at email@example.com
Archaeology Café (Phoenix) to Examine Ritual Racing
On March 17, 2015, Will Russell (Arizona State University) will discuss ritual racing and the Perry Mesa Tradition. We meet in the Aztec Room of Macayo’s Central, 4001 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, near the Indian School light rail stop. Presentations begin after 6:00 p.m. It is best to arrive at about 5:30 p.m. in order to get settled, as seating is open and unreserved, but limited. Archaeology Café is free, but guests are encouraged to order their own refreshments from the menu. http://bit.ly/1BuqQEn – Archaeology Southwest
Arizona Governor’s Archaeology Advisory Commission’s Awards in Public Archaeology – Call for Nominations
It’s that time of year to nominate your colleagues for one of the Governor’s Archaeology Advisory Commission’s Awards in Public Archaeology. The Awards are presented to individuals, organizations, and/or programs that have significantly contributed to the protection and preservation of, and education about, Arizona’s non-renewable archaeological resources. These awards can include the following categories of individuals or organizations: 1) professional archaeologists, 2) avocational archaeologists, 3) Site Stewards, 4) Tribes, 5) private, non-profit entities, 6) government agencies, 7) private or industrial development entities, and 8) an individual for special or lifetime achievement. Please find the nomination forms and instruction on the Historic Preservation Conference website – https://azpreservation.com/awards.html. If you have any questions about nominating someone for these awards, please feel free to contact Kris Dobschuetz at 602-542-7141 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The nominations are due on March 13, 2015.
Tour Chaco Canyon and Support Western National Parks and Monumenst Association
Discover Chaco Canyon with renowned archaeologist Gwinn Vivian. Camp in the canyon, hike and study the monumental ruins of ancient Chaco. Gwinn will explore the many theories that surround this mysterious culture and the connection between Chaco culture and astronomy. Price includes transportation, meals, lodging, expert interpretation, and entrance fees. Limited to 9 participants. http://bit.ly/1yOQKyR – Western National Parks and Monuments Association
Remembering Irene Vickrey
Though incredibly important to Arizona archaeology in her day, Irene Singleton Vickrey’s productive but brief career is known only to a handful of historians and archaeologists. Tenacious research by historian Janolyn LoVecchio reveals that she was born to Christopher and Grace Singleton on April 4, 1911 in Hume, Illinois. LoVecchio interviewed longtime Globe resident Lowry Logan, who said that Vickrey was 5’8” tall, very outgoing, liked the outdoors, hiking, trout fishing, and climbed Baldy Peak. Read more: http://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2013/05/28/irene-vickrey-arizonas-unsung-archaeologist/#ixzz3TAojuIAd
Reminder: Archaeology Café (Tucson) with Lisa Young and Sarah Herr This Tuesday
On March 3, 2015, Dr. Lisa C. Young (University of Michigan) and Dr. Sarah A. Herr (Desert Archaeology, Inc.) will describe what makes a settlement a village. We meet on the patio of Casa Vicente, 375 S. Stone Ave., Tucson. Enter through the restaurant. Presentations begin after 6:00 p.m. It is best to arrive before 5:30 p.m., as seating is open and unreserved, but limited. Archaeology Café is free, but guests are encouraged to order their own refreshments from the menu. http://bit.ly/17JcbZu – Archaeology Southwest
Save the Date – Taos, NM
On May 1–3, the Taos Archaeological Society is hosting the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Society of New Mexico. The theme of the conference is “Archaeology in the Rio Grande del Norte: A Collaboration.” Go to www.taosarch.org to register or for more information. To contribute a poster, contact email@example.com.
Lecture Opportunity – Cave Creek
On March 11, at the monthly meeting of the Desert Foothills Chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Society, Dr. David Doyel will present History and Human Settlement in the Western Papagueria, Southwest Arizona. His discussion will examine the human use of this desert landscape through time and space that extends back to the Archaic and Paleoindian peoples. The chapter meeting is held, at no charge, March 11, from 7:00 PM to 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).
Lecture Opportunity – Cortez
The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society is pleased to present Lillian D. Wakeley on Tuesday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 515 Park Street, Cortez, CO to discuss Giving and Taking Away: the Geologic Largesse of the San Juan River Corridor. Lillian will discuss the extraordinary concentration of petroglyphs and other archaeological features along the San Juan River from Bluff, UT, to Comb Wash and the geologic processes that created the landscape and that attracted people here for millennia. Contact Kari Schleher at 505-269-4475 with questions.
Lecture Opportunity – Santa Fe
Southwest Seminars presents Dr. Barbara Voorhies, who will give the lecture Ancient Indian Gaming in Mesoamerica: Its Deep Prehistory on March 2 at 6:00 p.m. at Hotel Santa Fe as part of the annual Ancient Sites Ancient Stories I Lecture Series held to honor Picuris Pueblo. No reservations are necessary and refreshments are served. Seating is limited. Contact Connie Eichstaedt at 505 466-2775, email: southwest firstname.lastname@example.org http://bit.ly/YhJddr – Southwest Seminars
Lecture Opportunity – Santa Fe
The Santa Fe Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America will present, on Tuesday, March 11, a lecture by John Bailey from the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. He will speak about the 242,500 acre newly established monument which straddles the Rio Grande Rift and where there is evidence of prehistoric human occupation. He will also speak on the four “objects of value” that will be the core of their management—including cultural resources, geology, ecological diversity, and wildlife. The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the back room of the Pecos Trail Cafe. Contact Diane Lenssen @ 505-670-4001 or Tim Maxwell @ 505-820-1299 with questions. http://bit.ly/1vZQsn4 – SFAS
Lecture Opportunity – Taos, NM
The Taos Archaeological Society is pleased to present Matt Barbour, Manager of Jemez Historic Site in Jemez Springs, who will lecture on The History of Jemez Province on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kit Carson Electric Board Room, 118 Cruz Alta Road, Taos. Contact Chris Riveles @ 575-776-1005 for questions or further information.
Lecture Opportunity – Tucson
On March 19, archaeologist Richard Lange presents Arizona State Museum Research at Rock Art Ranch: Filling in Space and Time about the Arizona State Museum’s ongoing Homol’ovi Research Program of archaeological surveys and excavations in and near northeastern Arizona’s Homol’ovi State Park. The occasion is Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s 6-8:30 p.m. “Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner at Dragon’s View Asian Cuisine, 400 N. Bonita Avenue, Tucson. Guests may select and purchase dinner. No entry fee. Donations will be requested. Seating is limited: Call 520-798-1201 before 5:00 p.m., March 18, for reservations, which must be confirmed by Old Pueblo.
Viewing & Guided Tour Opportunities – Winslow
The Homolovi AAS Chapter will present a video of a talk by Steve Lekson, A History of the Ancient Southwest, Wednesday, 11 March, at 7:00 p.m. at the Winslow Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center (Historic Lorenzo Hubbell Trading Post), 523 W. Second St, Winslow, AZ. You can also join us for dinner at 5:00 p.m. at the Historic La Posada Turquoise Room (on your own tab). In addition, Homolovi State Park is offering guided tours of the Historic Brigham City Fort and Historic Sunset Cemetery, as well as the Homolovi II Pueblo Tour every Saturday in March, as part of Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month.