Message #9: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'z Matthias Giessler'" Subject: Western Papagueria Cultural Resource Workshop 28-29 March 1996 Date: Sat, 30 Dec 95 12:16:00 MST Encoding: 104 TEXT [Note: Typos due to scanning--SASIG Ed.] DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE AIR EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMAND 3 November 1995 Dear Potential Workshop Participant Luke Air Force Base (AFB), Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma (MCAS Yuma), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, as managers and stewards of the 2.7 million acre Barry M. Goldwater military training range, have entered into partnership with Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, and the Arizona Land Management Office in order to host a workshop dealing with the cultural heritage of southwestern Arizona, an area known historically as the western Papagueria. This event, entitled the Western Papagueria Cultural Resources Workshop, will be held at the BLM National Training facility in Phoenix, located near the Metrocenter Mall, on Thursday and Friday, March 28-29, 1996. The workshop is being held in conjunction with the annual A.rizona Archaeology Awareness Month. We solicit your interest and participation. This workshop is designed to achieve five interrelated goals: (1) To allow cultural resource specialists who have worked in and around the Western Papagueria to formally summarize and comment on their data and findings. (2) To foster dialogue and a close working relationship among Native American groups, federal and state agencies, and academic institutions, in terms of the full range of cultural resource issues. (3) To foster innovative and cost-effective means to inventory and evaluate cultural resources, best meeting the needs of Native American groups, federal and state agencies, and academic institutions. (4) To develop a partnered plan to assist in the effective long-term management of cultural resources on the Barry M. Goldwater Range and elsewhere in the Western Papagueria. (5) To infonn the public about the nature and significance of cultural resources in the Western Papagueria and how these resources are being managed, protected, and preserved. The partners in this cultural resource workshop take very seriously our responsibility as stewards of the cultural resources in southwestern Arizona. We view this workshop as an opportunity to share, to listen and to learn. We also view this workshop as a great opportunity to give something back to both the general public and the Native American community, the groups who are, after all, what cultural resources and cultural resource management are all about. We have enclosed a map of the Papagueria, a tentative agenda, and two questionnaires. One questionnaire is designed to help us with aspects of the workshop planning process, while the other solicits comments that you may have regarding cultural resource management issues. We have included an addressed, stamped envelope for your use in returning the questionnaires. The workshop consists of topical sessions in which knowledgeable speakers, panelists, and discussants will make formal presentations on topics relating to cultural resources in the Western Papagueria. However, the workshop format allows for informal questions and comments from the audience itself, especially during panel discussions. Session topics include the following: Paleoenvirorunent: Reconstruction of past environments and the investigation of how envirom-nental change and culture change may be related. Defining- Prehistoric Populations: Prehistoric settlement patterns and material culture to study the nature and ethnicity of prehistoric and early historic populations. Production and Exchanize: Prehistoric and early historic procurement, production, and exchange of commodities such as salt, obsidian, marine shell, and ceramics. Traditional Native American LifewUs: Aspects of historic traditional Native American lifeways as may relate to topics such as cosmology, religion, linguistics, geography, and residence patterns. Historic Non-Native American Resources: Historic non-Native American resources such as mining, ranching, transportation systems, exploration, and military history. The View From the Periph@: Cultural resource issues from areas along the Colorado River, northern Mexico, the Eastern Papagueria, and the Gila River that help to provide a perspective on the resources and management of resources in the Western Papagueria. There will be two panel discussions. The first seeks to develop formal partnerships between academic institutions and federal/state agencies so as to involve students and professors in innovative and cost-effective research and management projects. The second panel discussion seeks to develop a partnered plan for the long-term management of cultural resources in the Western Papagueria. There also will be overviews of the history of the Western Papagueria and of the military use of the Barry M. Goldwater Range, as well as a session to allow agencies and Native American groups to articulate their views and concerns about cultural resource management issues in the area. The workshop will feature poster sessions immediately following the daytime activities. Evening events will highlight the workshop on both days. Thursday evening will feature a discussion as to how Native Americans can become more effectively involved in the stewardship of historic Native American resources on federal and state lands. There will also be a discussion of ways in which federal and state cultural resource management programs can enhance cultural resources education for individual Native American Tribes, while at the same time more effectively communicating cultural resource issues that are of impo@ce for Native Americans to the public at large. Friday evening will feature keynote addresses highlighting aspects of the history of the Western Papagueria, and honoring the contributions of key individuals, both living and deceased, who played important roles in creating or de@g that history. Because of the large number of activities packed into these two days, we hope to include breakfast doughnuts, lunch, and dinner. Coffee, tea and water will be available throughout each day. There will be a modest registration fee to help cover this service. We ask that you take the time to read through the enclosed materials and to fill out the questionnaires. We would like for you to mail the completed questionnaires by November 22, 1995. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact our staff archaeologist, Dr. W. Bruce Masse, at telephone (602) 856-3823 or facsimile telecopier (602) 856-3817. We welcome your participation in the Western Papagueria Cultural Resources Workshop. Sincerely MARVIN R. ESMOND, Brig Gen, USAF Commander, 56th Fighter Wing WESTERN PAPAGUERIA CULTURAL RESOURCES WORKSHOP 28-29 MARCH 1996 Tentative Schedule -- as of 31 October 1995 TIAM THURSDAY FRIDAY 7:00 a.m. Registration; Doughnuts & Coffee/Tea* Doughnuts & Coffee/Tea* 8:00 11 11 11 Prehistoric Production & Exchange (5) 8:15 Welcome by Workshop Partners/Blessing 8:30 Historic Overview of the Western Papagueria 9:00 Paleoenviromnental Studies (3)** 10:00 --- Break--- ---Break --- 10:15 Defming Prehistoric & Early Historic Native The View From the Periphery (5)** American Populations (5)** 12:15 p.m. --- Lunch* --- --- Lunch*--- 1:15 Traditional Native American Lifeways Research/Management Plan Panel-Part I- Presentation of Draft Plan 2:15 Research/Management Plan Panel-Part 11: Native American/Agency/Regulator Issues 3:15 --- Break --- --- Break--- 3:30 Historic Non-Native American Resources (3)** Research/Management Plan Panel-Part III: Setting Priorities for the Future 4:30 Academic Partnering Panel Unfmished Business/Last Chance Comments 5:15 11 11 11 Publication & Closing Remarks 5:30 Poster Session Poster Session 6:30 --- Dinner*--- ---Dinner*--- 7:30-9:00 Panel on Native American Education and Public Keynote Address Cultural Resource Stewardship Programs In order to defray some of the costs involved with providing meals, the Planning Committee is considering having a registration fee of about $20.00. Numbers in parentheses represent estimated number of formal papers/presentations based on 15-20 minutes for each presentation, including floor/moderator questions. Actual lengths of presentations to be determined in advance by session moderators and workshop steering committee based on requested needs of session speakers.