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
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[Note:  Typos due to scanning--SASIG Ed.]


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 
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
(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
(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 
(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 

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 

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 

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 

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 
management issues in the area.

The workshop will feature poster sessions immediately following the daytime 
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.

Commander, 56th Fighter Wing


Tentative Schedule -- as of 31 October 1995

         TIAM                         THURSDAY 

7:00 a.m.     Registration; Doughnuts & Coffee/Tea*             Doughnuts & 
         8:00            11       11         11  Prehistoric Production & 
Exchange (5)
         8:15                                    Welcome by Workshop 

         8:30                      Historic Overview of the Western 

         9:00                     Paleoenviromnental Studies (3)**

         10:00    --- Break---               ---Break ---

         10:15                     Defming Prehistoric & Early Historic 
Native The View From the Periphery
                                   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

 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

         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 
committee based on requested needs of session speakers.