Message #286:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: AAHS GLYPHS -- September 1996 (Part I)
Date: Fri, 06 Sep 96 09:10:00 MST
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[With permission of AAHS, SWA posted the AAHS GLYPHS for September, 1996. 
The PDF file is located at: or  
Many SASIG list members have e-mail but no graphical web browser, and thus, 
cannot access PDF files.  Here is the text of the AAHS GLYPHS Newsletter  
(Vol. 47 No. 3, September 1996); graphics have been stripped away.  If you 
want to contact the AAHS to become a member, or simply wish to make a tax 
deductible donation to a wonderful non-profit organization, check out the 
information provided below or contact AAHS GLYPHS newsletter editor Lynne 
Attardi at:  --  SASIG Ed. ]

AAHS GLYPHS, Vol. 47 No. 3, September 1996 -- (Part I)

[ AAHS Glyphs logos ]

President's Message 2
AAHS Fall Classes   4
1996 AAHS Raffle    6
Excavation of the Phoenix Indian School Track Site 8
San Xavier Del Bac Field Trip 11


Potentially Recycled Trash from the Store behind the Phoenix Indian School 
Laundry Building Photo, Circa 1930s, courtesy of Owen Lindauer
Next AAHS Meeting: September 16 at UMC!  AAHS Field Trip: San Xavier Del 
Bac on September 21!

Having just returned from the Pecos Conference, I am adjusting to a new work 
load and increased demands on my time.  For many archaeologists the day 
after the Pecos Conference signals a stop to fieldwork (the real reason we 
do archaeology) and return to schools or office jobs -- bummer!

Highlights of the conference were the excellent reports and posters, 
friendly colleagues, cool weather, and the great view of the San Francisco 
Mountains.  AAHS member Bill Hartmann was so inspired that he captured the 
scene on an oil painting (a picture that was later purchased by the Museum 
of Northern Arizona and Bill then donated 20% of the proceeds to AAHS!).

The addition of an easy chair, the brown Naugahyde-type, for the moderators 
to sit in was perhaps the best innovation I have seen at a conference.  Tom 
Windes and others cut splendid figures while sitting back and relaxing 
during the presentation of the papers.

I noticed too that many people will have a new library when they return to 
their jobs and school work.  Armloads of manuscripts left the bookseller's 
venue to become personal reference material and bookshelf stuffing.  During 
the feeding frenzy, we sold many Kiva volumes, old and new.  The "we" I 
refer to included  Jenny Adams, Jan Bell, Alex Cook, Madelyn Cook, Al Dart, 
Karen Harry, Gayle Hartmann, Joyce Hume, Jean Johnson and daughter, Jane 
Lindsay, Lex Lindsay, and Jennifer Strand.  I hope that I did not forget 

Hearing the reports and seeing the posters, you become overwhelmed by how 
much work is being conducted in the Southwest.  Papers covered the Archaic 
through Historical periods and a wide range of geographical interests. 
 David Wilcox did an excellent job organizing the conference and I extend 
the Society's thanks for his hard work.

Pecos next year -- Chaco Canyon!
Mark C. Slaughter,President   

Tucked in with their membership renewals, a lot of folks have been 
generously adding donations.   For their donations  to the AAHS General Fund 
we gratefully acknowledge Margot Panofsky, Wolf and Eva Rittershausen, and 
Barbara Snyder.  For their donations to the Haury Publications Fund, we 
heartily thank Janet Chumbley and Allen Dart, Robin Coon, Esther Flory, 
Kathleen Henderson, Marian Johnson, Richard Nelson, Margaret Nugent, Gene 
Riggs, John and Helen Schaefer, Robert Smith, Robert Squier, and Margaret 
Thomas.  These donations help the Society fund its various programs and 
scholarships, and will help make the Haury Fund self-sustaining.

In the June 1996 issue of Glyphs (Vol. 46, No. 12, page 7) was the 
statement: "The Verde Valley is also claimed as an ancestral homeland by the 
Zuni and the Prescott Apache."  This should have read "The Verde Valley is 
also claimed as an ancestral homeland by the Zuni, Prescott Yavapai, and 
Tonto Apache."

This AAHS trip is now set up through Cathy & Marshall Giesy of Fiesta Tours 
International.  "THE BAJA CAVE PAINTING BURRO TREK" will take place March 
31st through April 10, 1997 (11 days - 10 nights).  A few of the famous 
caves to be visited include Santa Teresa, Las Fletchas, Aguila, El Cacariso, 
all in the vicinity of San Francisco.  Near Muleje is the great site of San 
Borja another stop on the tour.

The tour will start from Tucson traveling to Baja and back by van but across 
the Gulf via ferry.  We will stay in motels before and after the trek to the 
caves. However, for those who wish to join the group at San Ignacio (Baja) 
special arrangements for that have been made.
     Round Trip From Tucson --  $1650 includes $125 donation to AAHS
     Round Trip From San Ignacio -- $1350 includes $100 donation to AAHS
     Call Shurban at 520/621-4011 to receive travel packet information.
      For other trip details, please call the Giesys at 520/398-9705; or 
leave a message at 520/648-8052.

Outside of France or Spain rock art just doesn't get any better than this 
and you  NEED to see it first hand!  So let's make this trip HAPPEN!!!!!!


October 21 Coronado Slept Here: New Discoveries about the Coronado Army 
Route Through the Southwest; Gayle & Bill Hartmann
November 18 The Tafoya-Lonewolf Tradition of Pueblo Pottery Making; Rosemary 
Apple and Blossom Lonewolf
December 16 Tree Rings, Architecture and Society: Recent Investigations in 
Mesa Verde National Park.; Jim Fairchild-Parks

Field Trips:
October 27 Saguaro National Park, Susan Wells
November 23 Gatlin Site and Painted Rocks near Gila Bend; David Doyel
December 7 Convento site by Sentinel Peak; Bill Doelle/Diana Hadley


Sign up early to ensure a place.   The first three classes listed are 
co-sponsored by the Arizona State Museum, where the classes will be held, 
just inside the Main Gate at the University of Arizona at Park Avenue and 
University Boulevard.

PREHISTORIC SHELL, taught by Arthur Vokes, who has performed the shell 
analysis and interpretation for many major Arizona archaeological projects 
over the past decade, especially Hohokam, will provide an introduction to 
shell in its prehistoric context.   Arthur is Assistant Archaeological 
Collections Curator at the Arizona State Museum.   He will identify the most 
characteristic shell materials used in the Southwest, including their 
diagnostic features and desirable qualities.   He will survey the most 
common artifacts made from shell and review the techniques of making 
them--grinding, carving and etching.    Art will show slides, unmodified 
shells  and examples of prehistoric shell artifacts.   The class will meet 
on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 pm, October 8, 15, and 22.   Class size will 
be limited to 20.  The fee is $25.00 for members, $35.00 for non-members. 
  To register, call Jan Bell at 520/326-6709.

ANASAZI ARCHAEOLOGY, taught by three renowned scholars in Anasazi prehistory 
(and AAHS members!) Gwinn Vivian and Chuck Adams, both Curators of 
Archaeology at the Arizona State Museum, and Jeff Dean, Professor at the UA 
Tree Ring Lab.   The course covers the development of Anasazi culture as 
known through archaeology from the Basketmaker period to European contact. 
  Jeff will provide the chronological and environmental background as well 
as discuss the Kayenta area Anasazi.   Gwinn will share his knowledge of 
Chaco Canyon, Zuni and Rio Grande developments, and Chuck will address the 
Mesa Verde and Hopi areas as well as the contact period.   The class will be 
held from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Wednesday  evenings on November 6, 13 and 20. 
  The fee is $25.00 for members, $35.00 for non-members.   To register, call 
Jan Bell at 520/326-6709.

ethnobotanist on the staff of Native Seeds/SEARCH and author of the recently 
published book Wild Foods of the Sonoran Desert.   Kevin will cover 
traditional uses of native plants in our area, especially food plants -- 
including how they are harvested, their preparation and nutritional value. 
  He'll discuss the mesquite, saguaro, cholla, wild greens and berries, 
among others, with slides and plenty of show-and-tell.  The class will meet 
from 7:00 to  9:00 pm on Tuesday evenings, November  5 , 12 & 19.  The fee 
is $25.00 for members, $35.00 for non-members.   To register, call Jan Bell 
at 520/326-6709.

archaeologist at the Arizona State Museum.   This course is being taught in 
cooperation with Pima Community College - IN GREEN VALLEY.  This course will 
introduce the study of rock art in theSouthwestern United States, with 
comparative review of other areas.  It will cover  rock art styles and 
types, distribution, construction, elements, meaning, dating and recording 
techniques as well as public awareness and preservation.  The class format 
will include slides, handouts, lecture and a look at publications  from 
Sharon's extensive rock art library.   By the end of the course you will 
know the who, what, when and where of rock art, plus the difference between 
a petroglyph and pictograph!   The class will meet from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, 
Thursday  afternoons, November 7, 14, and 21 at the Pima College Campus in 
GREEN VALLEY.  Fee to be announced.  To register, call 625-5063.   For 
information on the course content, call Shurban at 520/621-4011.


On Wednesday, October 2nd, the Society will hold its fourth annual book sale 
to benefit the Arizona State Museum Library.  Because of last year's 
success, the sale will once again be held in conjunction with the University 
of Arizona Library's annual book sale which takes place in front of the Main 
University Library at the southwest corner of Cherry Street and the Mall. 
 The sale will open at 8 am.  Parking is available in the visitors' lot on 
Cherry Street, across from the UA Main Library.

The ASM Library is looking for volunteers to help prepare for and assist at 
the sale.  Society members willing to work as little as 1-2 hours are needed 
and are asked to contact Mary Graham, ASM Librarian, or Madelyn Cook at 

Donations of books and some selected journals are also being accepted by the 
ASM Library.  Most appreciated are books on anthropology, archaeology, and 
the Southwest.  Titles which the Library needs for its collections will be 
retained, while those not needed will be sent to the book sale.  You may 
bring your donations to the September 16th general meeting or you may call 
the Library (621-4695) to arrange for someone to pick them up.

The Arizona State Museum Library is a noncirculating special collection of 
over 50,000 often rare titles concentrating on southwestern anthropology. 
 This outstanding research resource is open to the public and is used 
frequently by many anthropology professionals and Society members.

For over 50 years, the Library's collections have been built on the gifts 
and donations of friends of the ASM.  The Library receives very minimal 
support from the University of Arizona for the acquisition of books and no 
support for the acquisition of journals.  Ninety percent (90%) of the 
proceeds of the sale will to go the Library for acquisitions.

To get involved in this very worthy project, contact the Arizona State 
Museum Library at 621-4695.


Visitors are welcome at all of the Society's regular monthly meetings and 
are encouraged to become members in order to receive the Society's 
publications and participate in its activities at member rates.  Full 
memberships run for one year beginning July 1 and ending June 30. 
 Membership provides one volume (four numbered issues) of Kiva, the Journal 
of Southwestern Anthropology and History, 12 issues of the monthly 
newsletter Glyphs; member rates for field trips, classes and other 
activities, and discounts at supporting merchants.


Within the confines of Catalina State Park lie traces of four great 
cultures: Archaic hunters, Hohokam farmers, frontier Mexican ranchers, and 
Apaches who raided the cattle herds.  This new 16-page booklet, from the 
Center for Desert Archaeology, covers the following topics related to the 
Romero Ruin:

     A summary of three field seasons of archaeological surveys and 
exca-vations at Catalina State Park.
     The prehistory of the area, with evidence of Hohokam villages, two 
ballcourts, and rock art.
     Prehistoric trash mounds, artifacts, and remains of stone structures 
visible on the surface.
     The "Romo cache," a ceramic jar containing an amazing collection of 
about 100,000 beads and 30 copper bells.
     The historic occupation by Mexican ranchers Francisco and Victoriana 
Romero, whose house was built on top of the
      prehistoric ruins.
     For information on how to obtain your copy, call Lisa Armstrong, 
Programs Manager, at 520/881-2244, fax 520/881-0325.


Once again the Pimeria Alta Historical Society is raffling off a trip for 
two on the famous Chile Verde Express (Private train) to Copper Canyon.  The 
trip will begin on February 6, 1997; it's a week long -- eight days, seven 
nights!  Chances are $10 each and may be purchased from Sharon Urban at the 
Arizona State Museum.  Drawing will be held December 31, 1996.  The winner 
need not be present and will be notified by the Pimeria Alta Historical 
Society.  Should you not want the trip, three is a $1000 cash option.

For further information, call Shurban at 520/621-4011.  Remember: Shurban 
won this trip two years ago and had a fantastic time!  It could happen to 
you, too, but you DO need to buy a ticket to make it possible.


Each December AAHS holds a raffle to raise money for scholarships and 
research grants in archaeology, anthropology, and history.  This year's 12th 
annual raffle will feature a one-week archaeological excavation program, 
courtesy of the Crow CanyonArchaeological Center in Colorado, in addition to 
Weekend-for-Two accom-modation packages at some of the Southwest's 
best-known resorts.  The Society's Fund-Raising Committee will be seeking 
similar Grand prizes, plus a host of other Great Prizes including 
memberships, dinners, books, and gift items. Watch for further details in 
upcoming issues of Glyphs!

All copies of this month's Glyphs sent out by mail will include two booklets 
of six tickets apiece (12 tickets total).   The tickets are $1.00 apiece or 
6 tickets for $5.00.  If you are in need of additional raffle tickets, more 
are available from Jean Johnson (520/743-3341) or at the regular AAHS 
meetings, third Mondays of the month. You may also send a request for 
additional tickets by writing to AAHS, Arizona State Museum, University of 
Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721.

Let's work together to make the 12th Annual Scholarship and Research Grants 
Fund-Raising Raffle one of the Society's best yet.
See you on December 16th for an exciting evening!


The deadline for Glyphs is the 20th of each month for the next month's 
printing.  New material is urged, needed,  and always appreciated.

Please write to me,  Lynne T. Attardi,  Glyphs, in care of the Arizona State 
Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721.   Questions? Call me at 
520/299-6089;  Fax 520/ 529-4701, and/or E-mail me at LTA


As the program chair, I personally invite readers of Glyphs to participate 
in the 1997 Society for American Archaeology annual meetings this coming 
April 2-6 in Nashville.  You are invited to participate in the meetings 
though papers, workshops, forums, or other venues.

The theme for the meeting is "Celebrating National Commitments to 
Archaeology." In 1997 the National Historic Preservation Act will have been 
in place for 30 years, and during that time cultural resource management has 
revolutionized archaeology in the U.S., and shaped national programs far 
beyond our borders.

Let's celebrate and evaluate what has been accomplished. The plenary session 
Friday evening will focus on the triumphs of national archaeological 
programs. Wednesday evening will cover relationships between archae-ologists 
and Native Americans as a result of the momentous changes that have occurred 
regarding national commitments to historic preservation over the past three 

Some of the most important work being done in American archaeology and 
history today is occurring through Cultural Resources Management, and the 
SAAs are a good venue to let the world know what we have been accomplishing.

If you have questions or wish to participate, contact me, David Anderson, 
904/580-301, Ext. 344 or (