Message #48:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'z Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Lost Dutchman AAS Archaeology
Date: Sat, 27 Jan 96 12:40:00 MST
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From: John Mcdonald 

Lost Dutchman Chapter (Arizona Archaeological Society)

The third Friday of every month, 7:30 pm,
Apache Junction High School,  2525 S. Ironwood, Room 1-J

More Information:
John McDonald at (602) 982-6022; E-mail:
Chris Juck at (602) 983-0837


The Lost Dutchman Chapter (LDC) of The Arizona Archaeological Society 
(AAS) is looking for volunteers to help on a community project for the 
Apache Junction High School.

LDC was asked by Barry Sutter, Scool District Superintendent, to study 
the artifacts recovered from the Black-Water Site at Gold Canyon.  
Volunteers with Hohokam ceramic analysis and archaeological lab 
technique's experience are encouraged to participate.  The Chapter 
will also provide the school with assistance for the display of 
artifacts recovered from the Black Water Site. After analysis and
reporting are completed, the end products should be several unique 
museum-quality displays.  These artifact displays will be housed 
and maintained at each of the district's six schools and the Apache 
Junction Library.

This project will have a major benefit for Apache Junction and it's 
schools. Imagine an interpretive display were one could observe a model 
display of a Hohokam village and read and hear about the early 
prehistoric inhabitants of this area.  The project will be designed 
to to attract people young and old to this area.  Archaeology, 
education and history go hand-in-hand, and America's cities and 
states are rushing to protect and preserve their past.  Our project 
should be of great benefit to Apache Junction schools, providing 
a resoure that will help satisfy the obligation to protect our 
cultural heritage.