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 Encoding: 324 TEXT [With permission of AAHS, SWA posted the AAHS GLYPHS for September, 1996. The PDF file is located at: http://www.swanet.org/lit.html or http://www.swanet.org/glyph09.pdf. 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: LTATucson@aol.com. -- 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 [Photo] 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! PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE 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 anyone! 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 AAHS THANKS YOU !!! 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. CORRECTION 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." DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THIS GREAT BAJA ROCK ART TRIP!!!!! 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!!!!!! AAHS FALL EVENTS Lectures: 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 AAHS FALL CLASSES 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. HOT, SWEET AND STICKY - WILD FOODS OF THE DESERT, taught by Kevin Dahl, an 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. INTRODUCTION TO SOUTH-WESTERN ROCK ART, taught by Sharon Urban, an 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. AAHS BOOK SALE 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 520/621-4695. 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. REMINDER... 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. ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE MOUNTAIN SHADOWS Exploring the Romero Ruin 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. COPPER CANYON TRAIN TRIP COULD BE YOURS 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. AAHS RAFFLE FEATURES LOTS OF GRAND PRIZES 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! REMEMBER 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 Tucson@AOL.com. THE SOCIETY FOR AMRICAN ARCHAEOLOGY IN NASHVILLE INVITES YOU TO TENNESSEE 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 decades. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).