Message #218:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: June 1997 AAS Petroglyph
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 1997 05:50:45 -0700

From: Linda Trujillo-P26182 

June 1997 Petroglyph, Newsletter of the Arizona Archaeological Society

Gary Yancy, Chair
6561 E Regina St, Mesa AZ  85215; 602/830-6055

Christiana Juck, Secretary
10880 Cordova, Gold Canyon AZ  85219; 602/983-0837 

Pat Florence, Treasurer
0906 E Michigan Ave, Sun Lakes AZ  85248; 602/895-6556

Tom Woodall, 1st Vice Chair     Gay Kinkade, 2nd Vice Chair
3638 N Alta Vista #A            1029 5th Ave
Flagstaff AZ  86004             Safford AZ  85546
520/527-0467                    520/428-3807

Joyce Eyman, Chair
5319 N 26th St, Phoenix AZ  85016; 602/955-2885

Les Chapman, Recorder
5231 S Apache Ave, Sierra Vista AZ  85635; 520/378-0826

Charlie Gilbert

Gary Stumpf, Dr. John Hohmann, Grace Schoonover, Alan Ferg

The Petroglyph is published 10 times a year as a service to the membership
of the Arizona Archaeological Society.  Correspondence may be addressed to

Linda Trujillo
2003 W Mesquite St, Chandler AZ  85224-1733,602/441-7217

Vicki Erhart, 2783 W Ironwood Dr, Chandler AZ  85224-3915, 602/821-9523.

Submissions are subject to approval by the editors, advisory committee or
members, and may be edited to best represent the scientific, educational,
and organizational objectives of the AAS.
In the May issue, I incorrectly listed the AAS Lost Dutchman Chapter as a
co-sponsor of the Southwest Archaeology Team's (SWAT) spring symposium.
The three-night event, held in March, was co-sponsored by the Mesa
Southwest Museum (MSWM).  My apologies to SWAT, the Lost Dutchman Chapter
and the MSWM. -- Linda T. 

Chapter News

Agave House Chapter

HEBER/OVERGAARD -- The chapter meets at 7:00 pm on the last Wednesday of
the month at the Heber Ranger Station.  

    We will have interesting work days learning how to make pottery and
etching  on sandstone.  We also will participate in the July 4th activities
by having a booth and selling raffle tickets for interesting prizes.  For
information on dates and times, contact Jacie Cerbin at 520/535-5471.
--Jacie Cerbin

Casa Malpais Chapter
    SPRINGERVILLE -- Chapter meetings are held every other month. 
For  information about upcoming activities, contact Linda Martin at

Cochise Chapter
    For information about chapter activities, call Les Chapman at
520/378-0826  or Donn Ivey at 520/458-5563.

Coronado Chapter
    In the fall, our meeting time and date will change to the first Friday
of  each month at 7:00 pm at the BLM building conference room.  For more
information, contact Gay Kinkade at 520/428-3807.

Desert Foothills Chapter
    Our last meeting of the season took place in May. We have
several people to thank for a really excellent year.  Mark Hackbarth of
Northland Research taught the mapping class and has been generous with his
time on our Cave Creek projects.  Andrew Duff and Deb Huntley of ASU taught
the Prehistory of the Southwest class in the winter.  And Joan Clark
arranged both classes plus two programs in Scottsdale to attract new
members.  Their efforts were successful.  
Twenty-seven people enrolled in the Prehistory class, including a
number of new members, and 17 completed the course.

    We also thank our President, Grace Schoonover, who put
together a new management team and is a fountain of ideas.

    The fall schedule is filling out with activities, such as:

Sept. 4     Chapter Board Meeting
Sept. 10    General Meeting at 7:30pm in the Cave Creek Museum.
    Dr. David Wilcox of the Museum of Northern Arizona will speak on his
recent research.
Sept. 20    (tentative) Field trip led by Lila Elam (602/585-0003).
Oct. 8      General Meeting at 7:30pm in the Cave Creek Museum.  The
speaker will be Diane Roussel-Dupre, physicist from Los
Alamos, NM, on archaeoastronomy.
Oct. 12     Program for the public from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, at the Mustang
Library in Scottsdale.
Nov. 12     General meeting at 7:30 pm in the Cave Creek Museum. The
               speaker will be Carolyn O. Davis, President of Old Pueblo
Archaeology Center in Tucson, on her book Treasured Earth: Hattie
Cosgrove's Mimbres Archaeology.
Dec. 5      Annual Christmas party at the Opera House in the
Pioneer Arizona Museum at I-17 and Pioneer Road.

    For more information, contact Grace Schoonover at 602/488-3981 or Nancy
Zeno at 602/488-3364. -- Nancy Zeno

Havasu Chapter
    For information on upcoming meetings and activities, contact
Mike Riddle at 520/855 6836.

Homolovi Chapter
    WINSLOW -- For information on chapter activities, contact
Karen Berggren at 520/289 4106.

Kaiva Plateau Chapter
    FREDONIA -- We had a great State Meeting on May 9, 10, and
11.  The trip to Toroweap was a thrill-- looking over the edge 3000 feet to
the Colorado--and quite a trek with 21 vehicles traveling a 53 mile dirt
road to its end.  Saturday night dinner was tasty and enhanced with a talk
and slides from Diana Hawks on the Arizona strip.  Marrietta Wetherill
Eaton (Davenport) also did a nice high-tech presentation on the newest
national monument, the "Grand 
Staircase Escalante."  

    Sunday was a fantastic Snake Gulch Rock Art endeavor with
Diana.  It was a workout coming back out and well worth the time.  Turkey,
quadrupeds and anthropomorphic figures were quite enjoyable in colors of
white, red, pink and a yellow-green.  Some went to Pipe Springs and had a
guided tour on the Kaibab Paiute Reservation.

    That weekend was an experience we all enjoyed very much and
now we can place faces of the many members who came.  We hope to have
opened the three million acres of the Arizona Strip to our fellow AAS
members.  The information exchange was great and we recommend the hosting
of a State Meeting to every chapter.

    Our meeting on Wednesday, May 14 was the last one until
September.  Discussion was on making T-shirts with local rock art designs
to be sold as a fundraiser.  We also plan to assist Diana and Omar this
summer. Thanks to all for a great State Meeting!

    For information on chapter activities, contact Wayne Grosz by
phone at 801/644-5979 or by email at

Lost Dutchman Chapter
    APACHE JUNCTION -- The Lost Dutchman Chapter will not hold
regular meetings during the summer, but workshops will be held to complete
work in progress.  The Superstition Mountain Museum project, involving a
display for prehistoric re-assembled pottery is in need of any expertise
available in the direction of curation and artistic advise.  Please call
Committee Chair Kathleen Krider at 602/926-6690 if you have some volunteer
time to devote to the project.  The Blackwater artifact displays also are
being designed and constructed for fall installation in the Apache Junction

    For information on meetings and activities, call Kathleen
Krider at 602/926-6690. -- Christiana Juck

Mohave Chapter
    KINGMAN -- For information about meetings and activities,
contact John Ainlay at 520/753-2600.
Northern Arizona Chapter
    The annual Elden Pueblo Potluck Dinner will take the place of
the June meeting.  For more information, check the June newsletter or call
Dick Houser at 520/774-4610 or Peggy Taylor at 520/526-8963. -- Northern
Arizona Archaeology News

Phoenix Chapter
    Long overdue congratulations to Mary Estes who won the Phoenix Chapter
poster contest with a truly stunning poster.  Copies will be
displayed at the community colleges to stimulate interest in archaeology
and AAS membership.

    Our May speaker, Joe Ezzo, defined and gave examples of good,
bad and bogus science in current archaeology.  He heightened our awareness
of the scientific method and the need to follow it rigorously, especially
in the analysis of data, which is the most time- consuming part of a
project and also where the process most often breaks down.  After hearing
Joe's explanation and examples of bad and bogus science, we should all be
more critical readers of both scientific and popular works. Also at the
meeting Jim Britton was commended for his stabilization classes at PGM and
given a "really good" pair of rubber gloves in appreciation for his work.

    Pat Shannon reported on the Archaeology Expo follow-up meeting.  About
3500 attended the Expo on Friday, 4000 on Saturday and 1000
disgruntled people showed up on Sunday expecting to enjoy the Expo.  Pat
was commended for her children's sandpainting table.  Next year's Expo will
be held at the Deer Valley Rock Art Center.

    The speaker at our June 12 meeting will be our own Tom Cook,
whose topic is "Summation of the History of Western Civilization Beginning
with the Minoans."  

Anyone who saw Tom's presentation on Great Zimbabwe knows we're in for a

    Prehistory of the Southwest will be taught by Maurice Shoger
on Wednesday evenings beginning  September 17 (tentative).  We need a few
more to register before we have the required minimum signed up for the
class. Sign up at the June meeting or call Pat Lawson (substituting for
Jeanne Ketchum) at 602/977-4866 (evenings) to leave your name, address and
phone number. A registration form and information on text, location and
times will be mailed in early August to registrants.

    Fourteen members of the Phoenix Chapter attended the May 9-11 State
Meeting in Fredonia.  Our hosts deserve a great big thank you forall their
hard work, making our stay a memorable one and taking care of our every
need.  Pat Lawson, who was last seen leaving the media center parking lot
early Sunday morning with her Blazer in tow (literally, on a flat bed
wrecker) may have the most unusual souvenir of the weekend, a new catalytic

    For more information about upcoming activities and meetings,
call Vicki Erhart at 602/821-9523. -- Pat Lawson

Salado Chapter
    GLOBE/ROOSEVELT -- For more information about chapter
activities, call Bill Mercer at 520/467-2484.

Santa Cruz Valley Chapter
    TUCSON TO NOGALES -- See you in September! For more information about
upcoming meetings and activities, call Nancy Hough at 520/578-9053.

Shoofly Chapter
    PAYSON -- Well, here we come to the close of another season. 
Our final chapter meeting will be June 5 and we will meet a half hour early
(at 6:30 pm) to have a "Membership Social" at the Museum of the Forest.
This will be an opportunity to bring prospective members in and introduce
them to our chapter.  Heather Tamietti from Apache-Sitgreaves will be our
guest speaker.  Her topic is "Prehistoric Use of the Mogollon Rim."

    This year has been particularly active and enjoyable.  We
have had excellent speakers and field trips. The month of May began with
speaker Ben Mixon at our chapter meeting on May 1.  He is an excellent
speaker and the subject matter, "Prehistoric Astronomy," was of interest to
all of us.  We are hopeful he will be willing to come back sometime this
summer for a return engagement.  

    On Saturday, May 10, we took a field trip to a couple of the
platform mounds in the Tonto Basin area--to Cline Terrace and Schoolhouse
Point. The trip was led by Esther Morgan, Tonto National Forest
archaeologist in the Payson area.  Esther also is Shoofly's advisor.  

    We finished up our season with a picnic at the Tonto Natural
Bridge State Park.  The chapter furnished steaks, chicken and hamburgers
and everyone brought goodies to go with the main course.  Cyril and Mary
Swanson did the shopping.  Cyril did an excellent job as "Chief Chef of the
Shoofly" and everyone had fun on the trails and exploring that beautiful,
beautiful place.

    We have not yet finalized our summer activities, but one of
the things we are considering is a field trip with the Agave Chapter,
possibly to Chavez Pass or Q Ranch.  In any event, as the plans are
developed they will be announced in the local Payson papers.  Anyone
outside the area may get updates by calling Audrey Cole at 520/474-6773 or
Sally Mystrom at 520/476-4385.  

    We will start off next season with a bang (or should I say a
clang?) by having Victoria Vargas as speaker at 7:00 pm on Thursday,
September 4 at  the Museum of the Forest.  Her lecture will be on
"Ritualistic Use of Bells."  She also will do an analysis on our copper
bell from the Risser site! Happy Summer! -- Sally Mystrom

Verde Valley Chapter
    We are winding up the spring season with a full schedule for
May and June!  Details and sign-ups were completed for our Largo-Gobenador
Canyon field trip with Marge Herkenham's able and thorough pre-planning.  A
report on our adventure will appear with the summer's recap in the
September Petroglyph.  I was afraid to hold back this submission and risk
missing Linda's June deadline.  (Linda's Note to all Chapters:  Remember
the August 15 deadline
for the September issue.  And, to Marlene, I look foward to reading about
your adventures!)

    President Robertson reported on the Perry Mesa Field Trip with Scott
Wood.  A super large caravan bumped along to several sites.  Some joined
the group for one or both days of this weekend outing.  I hear the
wildflowers were spectacular.

    The VVAS/Museum of Northern Arizona Field School begins June
2 and is expected to run until early July.  We will go back to Cohonina
sites west of Flagstaff.  A field trip to Bluff, Utah also is scheduled as
part of the field school.   Dr. David Wilcox, field school director, is
planning lectures during  each day which will qualify participants for
various AAS certification levels.

    Program Chair Sharon Olsen introduced our April speaker, Phil
Geib, archaeological projects director for the Navajo Nation, who spoke of
the work along the right-of-way for the new Navajo Mountain road.  Limited
by time, and the directive to work only within the road's path, the
excavations revealed occupation through many phases.  Trenching showed
deep, bell-shaped storage pits "blasted" into the sandstone bedrock.  The
abundance of mealing bins also 
suggested widespread agriculture in the nearby floodplain.  Cave
sites in the area were more protected and the preservation of seeds and
taxa evidence was greater.  Carbon dating has established occupation as
early as BC 300, with probable continuous occupation over time by small
groups as late as 1280 AD.

    We will begin the fall season with a rescheduling of our
February speaker, Kaibab National Forest Archaeologist Larry Lesko, who
will speak on "Rock Art of the Northern Kaibab." Let's hope the Northland's
first snows hold off!  We will continue to meet at the Church of Christ, W.
Hwy 89A in Sedona at 7:30 pm.  Mark your
calendar for this September 25th resumption after the summer recess.

    For information about VVAS and its activities, you can call
Marlene Conklin at 520/282-0794 or Club President Jerry Robertson at
520/282-5696.  Visitors are always welcome.  Enjoy the summer, everyone! --
Marlene Conklin

Yavapai Chapter
    PRESCOTT -- For our April meeting Don Weaver regaled us with
tales of archaeology in the Bagdad area.  Despite being a rugged area with
the worst roads and highest rattlesnake count per square mile in Arizona,
it is worth exploring for the Paleo-Indian artifacts.  Within 100 acres,
more than 150 Paleo-Indian points were found.  Don and his crew worked on
middens before low rock caves where they could sit but not stand.  In one
cave they had to remove 
the javelinas before they could dig.  In some sites they dug
through stratified layers of a mix of Prescott Gray Ware and Tizon,
Prescott Gray Ware alone, a non-ceramic layer, then an archaic layer.  All
of these sites have now been buried as a result of mining operations.
Still, Don left me eager to take the Bagdad tour the next time the mining
company offers it.

    Among the most common artifacts found in the Prescott area
are items of argillite and Perkinsville jasper.  Consequently, our April
field trip took us to the sources of these two minerals.  Not far from
Chino Valley is an argillite quarry.  Here we could pick up and examine
chunks of argillite first hand and see how easily they flaked away until
they were down to a core which could be carved or shaped.  Further on was
the "mountain of jasper."  We picnicked there, then scrambled up the
mountain exclaiming over the many shades of jasper lying scattered
about-red to yellow to gray-all with the identifying spider web black
running through.  I did not make it to the top of the mountain, but I
understand there  are large outcroppings of jasper.  On our way back to the
cars, we 
stopped at a small quarry where someone had perhaps been looking
for copper.  Sue Steger showed me a rock which glittered and she tempted me
by saying it might glitter because it contained silver and gold.  Two more
stops completed the afternoon-one at Morgan's Well, an historic windmill
and, the other, at Chino Valley's Tastee Freez.

    Plans are afoot for the 20th anniversary celebration of the
Yavapai Chapter of AAS.  We had originally thought to celebrate in July,
when the chapter voted on by-laws and officers.  Now we have decided to
postpone the picnic celebration until October when the chapter received its
charter.  Besides, the weather will be better then.

    Our honorary member Florence Lister writes that she has received the
Presidential Award from the Society of American Archaeology. This is the
fourth award she has received this year and she wishes that her husband
Robert were still here to share them with her.  She has two new books out.
Pot Luck, with an introduction by Gwinn Vivian, is an autobiographical
account of the family's adventures and the role pottery has played in them.
 Pre-History in Peril:  the 
Best and Worst of Durango Archaeology is an examination of the central role
Durango, Colorado has played in American archaeology.

    Ten of our members attended the State Meeting in Fredonia. 
Many thanks are due to Wayne Grosz and the Kaiva Plateau Chapter for a job
well done.  Even locking the keys in the car at Toroweap did not spoil the
trip for two of our members.  (The park ranger was able to open the car
withouthaving to break a window or call a locksmith to come from miles
away.)  I understand other people had flat tires and transmission trouble;
those roads were not nearly as 
hospitable as the Kaiva Plateau Chapter! The view of the Canyon and Lava
Falls and the abundance of blooming wildflowers more than compensated for
the long, hot, dusty road. Marietta Davenport and Diana Christinson, who
spoke at Denny's Wigwam on Saturday night, 
left me excited to see more of the Arizona Strip and especially the Grand
Staircase Escalante National Monument.

    For more information, contact Mary Moore at 520/717-2093. --
Mary I.S. Moore

Site Steward Program in Jeopardy 
by Shereen Lerner, Ph.D., Phoenix Chapter

I am writing to you of my concern regarding the potential imminent demise
of the Site Steward program within Arizona State Parks.  I was the Arizona
State Historic Preservation Officer from 1987-1992.  It was during my
tenure that the program began as an all-volunteer based support group whose
primary mission was to monitor archaeological sites on private, city,
county, state, tribal, and 
federal lands.  In each case, the landowner would request assistance from
the program.  I would like to provide you with some background on the
creation and funding of the program.  I am concerned that the funding will
be removed because, without it, the program will most certainly cease to
function in an effective manner.

    The program began with an idea that volunteers could assist
land-managers in monitoring archaeological sites.  As you know,
archaeological site vandalism has been a long standing problem in Arizona,
with more than 90 percent of the known sites throughout the state
sustaining some level of damage.  An individual from the Arizona
Archaeological Society, Dr. Jack Bashaw (a retired physician) stepped
forward to assist in the creation of the program.  He labored as a
volunteer, often putting in more than 30 hours per week, to create the

He traveled across the state using his own car (until the last
few months when he was able to use a state vehicle) and his own funds
training volunteers, working with agencies to identify archaeological
sites, creating forms and maps for the volunteers, and creating the
baseline of the system in use today.  

Finally, after two years of service to the agency (Arizona State
Parks, State Historic Preservation Office), the program and Dr. Bashaw were
recognized with a Governor's Award for Historic Preservation and, soon
after, Dr. Bashaw retired from the position.

    It was after his first year of service, and his recruiting of
more than 100 volunteers, that the need to hire an individual on a
full-time basis became apparent.  At that time, I participated in the
Arizona State Parks budgeting process, and the Site Steward position was
identified as a priority for funding within the agency.  It was sent to the
administration as one of the top funding needs of the agency.  The State
Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) advised the preservation network to
call the legislature in support of the
agency budget; many calls were made.  The position was included in the
final budget approved by the legislature that year.

    Since there has been a full-time coordinator for the Site Steward
program, it has grown to a system of 400 volunteers monitoring more than
400 archaeological sites across the state.  The program has won national
accolades and more than a dozen states have since adopted similar programs
modeled after Arizona.  The National Park Service has used the Arizona
model to promote such activities in their parks and to other states as a
program worthy of adoption.  
The stewards not only monitor sites, (Continued from page 5) but also act
as preservation advocates in communities across the state.  They serve an
important role by providing the preservation community
with a resource in small communities that are not often visited by
professionals. Site stewards assist those interested in preservation (not
only archaeological sites, but also historic buildings), by providing
people with an initial contact, and letting them know whom to call with

    Despite its demonstrated success, the program is now in jeopardy.  The
State Historic Preservation Office is running out of the funds necessary to
continue to the program.

    If you, as an individual, wish to help, you may express your
personal opinions by:

    1) calling Arizona State Parks at 542-4174 and speaking with
Board Members Joseph Holmwood, William Roe, Sheri Graham, Ruth Patterson,
Vernon Roudebush, and Jay Dennis Wells;

    2)  writing to the Board Members c/o Arizona State Parks,
1300 W Washington, Phoenix AZ  85007; and/or

    3)  calling and/or writing your state and/or federal

    For information about  Site Stewards and ways you might help
save this much needed program, contact Shereen Lerner at 602/461-7306.

Bright Future Dawns on Dim Petroglyphs 
by Jane Kolber

First steps were taken toward recording Baird's Chevelon Steps
Rock Art Site this past fall when a small group went out to the site to map
and lay out the plans for recording.  An initial recording session was set
for March, but had to be postponed because "A River Ran Through It"--up to
five feet high of raging snow melt.  After this year's AAS Rock Art
Recording Field School, a small group of very experienced recorders will
make the attempt again.  They
haven't been told yet to bring their diving gear, but we are anxious to get

    And we can get started!  Many, many generous contributions have made
this possible.  With $4,000, we are two-fifths of the way to our necessary
goal of $10,000.  Many of you reading this issue have contributed to the
project and we are very, very grateful to you.  Below is a list of the
donors to date: 

        Paul P. Steed, Jr.  
        Grace Schoonover
        Paul Schoonover 
        Charlie Gilbert         
        Jeff Cushing        
        Jeanne Ivey
        Frank Ivey      
        Gary Yancy
        Linda Trujillo      
        Peter Pilles
        Anne Worthington
        John Sturgis, in honor of Barbara Sturgis
        AAS Northern Arizona Chapter
        AAS Santa Cruz Valley Chapter
        AAS Cochise Chapter
        AAS Phoenix Chapter

    Many items also have been donated to sell for fundraising. These
include topo maps (Peggy Lamison), a gorgeous Mata Ortiz olla (John V.
Davis), and many books (Donald Englishman, Grace Schoonover, Joyce Alpert,
Sid Alpert, Evelyn Newman, Bob Mark, Nan Bain).  In addition, Bob Edbert
and Kathy and John Betts, booksellers in California have donated their
expertise in pricing the items.  Lila Elam has diligently thanked our many
contributors. John Sturgis has kept it all straight, which is difficult,
considering who he has to work with.

    There will be a record of the site.  We figured it will take
about eight weeks to accomplish the work that needs to be done.  (I figure
it will take the rest of my recording life.)  But, thanks to the great
support by all the donors, recorders and well-wishers, it IS going to
happen.  This month's Arizona Highways Magazine is featuring "Rock Art
Canyon Ranch," which is our site.  Hopefully, we can get it completed
before the visitors eat it all up.

    As I mentioned earlier, we are only two-fifths of the way to
our goal of $10,000, so please send your contributions to John Sturgis, 465
Saddlehorn, Sedona AZ  86336.

Coming Events -- Children Activities

Long Ago on a Summer's Day at Pueblo Grande ... For Children Ages
6 - 12 , June 16 - 19        8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about the Hohokam and other people by taking part in several fun and
exciting hands on activities.  Students will make flutes,
sandpaintings, pottery, calendar sticks, petroglyphs, and more.  Advanced
registration and payment is required. The cost is $25 for members and $30
for nonmembers.  For  more information, contact the Museum at 602/495-0901.

Hohokam Farmers of the Desert For Children Ages 6 - 12
June 23 - 26        8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how the Hohokam farmed and used the resources of the
Sonoran Desert by participating in several hands-on activities including
pottery making, corn and mesquite bean grinding, desert plant tours, desert
plant harvesting, planting a saguaro cactus, making cordage, and much more.
 A special tour of the Hohokam 
irrigation canals at the Pueblo Grande Museum is included in this
workshop.  Advanced registration and payment is required. The cost is $25
for members and $30 for nonmembers.  For more information, contact the
Museum at 602/495-0901.

Hohokam Crafts For Children Ages 6 - 12
July 28 - 31        8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Participants in this Pueblo Grande Museum workshop will make fetishes,
petroglyphs, pump drills, and Hohokam style jewelry.  In
addition, students will play American Indian games and make musical
instruments, including rattles and flutes.  Storytelling will be an
integral part.  Advanced registration and payment is required. The cost is
$25 for members and $30 for nonmembers.  For more information, contact the
Museum at 602/495-0901.

The Colorful Spirit of Native American Art For Children Ages 8 -
12, July 7 - 18     8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Tony Redhouse of the Dine' Nation will bring a unique experience
of Native American culture  to the Valley through "hands-on" arts and
crafts activities.  A Native American artist, musician and hoop dancer, Mr.
Redhouse will share his knowledge and experience through storytelling,
dance and song. Students will learn about American Indian culture while
creating authentic artifacts with their own hands.  Advanced registration
and payment is required. The cost for 
this two-week workshop is $65 for members and $75 for nonmembers. 
For more information, contact the Pueblo Grande Museum at 602/495-0901.

Harvesting the Desert For Children Ages 6 - 12
August 4 - 7        8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Students at this Pueblo Grande Museum workshop will learn how the
Hohokam used plants and animals to survive in the desert.  Participants
will discover how the Hohokam made shelter and clothing from desert
materials. Hands-on activities include making atlatls, darts, and cordage
for traps and snares. A flintknapping demonstration will be included.
Advanced registration and payment 
is required. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. 
For more information, contact the Museum at 602/495-0901.

Special Artist Workshops For Kids Ages 8 - 13
During Native American Marketplaces at The Museum of Northern Arizona

Hopi Workshop:  July 5 (9:00 am - 11:00 am)
Sculptor Steve LaRance will demonstrate and teach stone carving
and assist students in creating their sculptures.

Navajo Workshop:  August 2 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
Artist Alan Jim will demonstrate pottery making and teach students how to
burnish and finish miniature pots in a wood-fired kiln.

Zuni Workshop:  September 13 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
Jeweler Filmer Lalio will demonstrate inlay jewelry silver
techniques and assist students in individual projects.

    The cost for each workshop is $17 for members and $19 for
nonmembers.  For more information, contact the Museum at 520/774-5211 ext 220.

Coming Events -- Field Trips

The Archaeological Conservancy San Juan River Trip September 13 - 20

Take part in our annual San Juan River Trip and join a downriver
adventure that travels through the heartland of the Anasazi world.  Sites
include Lower Butler Wash, considered to be one of the most beautiful and
significant early Anasazi rock art sites.  The petroglyph panel stretches
200 yards and contains engravings dating from AD 100 to 400.  Also included
on the itinerary is River House, the largest cliff dwelling on the San Juan
River, and Chinle Wash, the site of a remote, seldom-visited ruin with a
pictograph (the site served as a setting for Tony Hillerman's book A Thief
of Time).

    David Grant Noble, noted photographer and author (his books
include Ancient Ruins of the Southwest) will accompany the tour.  The cost
is $1,495 per person double occupancy.  For more information, contact the
Conservancy at 505/266-1540.

Pueblo Grande Offers 
"Beat the Heat" Early Morning Tours

During the months of June and July, the Museum will offer FREE
guided tours, led by Museum staff, of the platform mound and Park of Four
Waters. Tours alternate weekly, so call the Museum at 602/495-0901 for a
schedule and more information. 

The Chaco Phenomena
September 19 - 22

Nearly 1,000 years ago, people of the Southwest labored for
generations to construct great houses and kivas linked by enigmatic
roadways. Who were these people and what compelled them to accomplish some
of the most remarkable achievements of any culture within the New World?  

    MNA anthropologist Dr. David Wilcox will lead this exploration of Chaco
Canyon and associated archaeological sites in New Mexico and Utah.  We will
visit a great house and kiva site enroute to Chaco Canyon where we will
camp for two nights.  On the third day, we will see the completely restored
great kiva at Aztec Ruin and other Chacoan outliers at Salmon Ruin and in
Bluff, Utah where we 
will spend the night at Recapture Lodge.  The following morning,
we will explore rock art sites, a great kiva, and other ruins along the San
Juan River before returning to Flagstaff.  The cost is $395 for members and
$445 for nonmembers.  Advanced reservations are required.  For more
information, call the Museum of Northern Arizona at 520/774-5211 ext 220.

Blue Springs of the Little Colorado
September 18 - 21

The Museum of Northern Arizona is offering a canyon   field trip. 
Jon Hirsh leads this three day backpacking trip into the gorge of the
Little Colorado where we will explore hidden travertine pools and gain
geological and ecological insights into this major tributary of the Grand
Canyon.  We'll descend 2,000 feet in eight miles and establish a base camp
for two nights in the canyon.  The 
cost is $230 for members and $255 for nonmembers.  Advanced 
reservations are required.  For more information, contact the Museum of
Northern Arizona at 520/774-5211 ext 220.

Grand Canyon, Rim to Rim
September 23 - 27
September 30 - October 4

Experience time travel by walking across the Grand Canyon with
geologist Wayne Ranney.  His intimate knowledge of the earth's most
spectacular gorge will bring to life its prehistoric past and enlighten us
about its natural and human history.  We've added an extra day to the
itinerary of this popular hike, giving us plenty of time to drop our packs
to explore hidden corners of the inner canyon.  We'll cover about 24 miles
on the Bright Angel and North
Kaibab trails and camp at Indian Gardens, Phantom Ranch, and Cottonwood.
To lighten loads,  mules will resupply the group at Phantom Ranch.  The
cost is $490 for members and $540 for nonmembers.  Advanced reservations
are required. For more information, contact the Museum of Northern Arizona
at 520/774-5211 ext 220.

Time and History on the San Juan River
September 27 - October 3

Join naturalist Ann Weiler Walka and archaeologist Don Keller in
exploring the canyons of the San Juan River of southeastern Utah.  We will
float by paddle and oar-powered rafts from the fertile river valley at
Bluff, down 83 miles to Clay Hills takeout at the head of Lake Powell. Time
on the river is planned to explore locations that tell stories of geography
and geology, plant and animal life, and human settlement.  We'll day hike
to prehistoric Basketmaker rock art, Anasazi cliff dwellings and ceremonial
sites, and historic
pioneering trails.  The cost is $885 for members and $935 for nonmembers.
Advanced reservations are required.  For more information, contact the
Museum of Northern Arizona at 520/
774-5211 ext 220.

Coming Events -- Hands-On Activities

Family Fun Day at The Heard Museum
August 9        10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This family day event will feature hands-on craft activities
throughout the Museum for both children and adults.  In addition, there
will be food and other fun activities.  Admission is free with the purchase
of a regular admission of $6; $5 for seniors 65+; $3 for children ages 4
12; and FREE for children under 4 and Heard Museum members.  For more
information, contact the Museum at 602/252-8840.

Dia De Los Muertos: A Celebration of Life Festival
October 25 - 26

Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead is a traditional
holiday in Mexico for honoring ancestors.  The Heard Museum's festival
commemorates the holiday with a celebration of life.  Activities include
take-home crafts, a mercado, music and dance performers, and Mexican foods.
Most hands-on craft activities are FREE.  Admission is free with the
purchase of a regular admission of $6; $5 for seniors 65+; $3 for children
ages 4-12; and FREE for children under 4 and members. For more information,
contact the Museum at 602/252-8840.

Hopi Arts and Crafts
July 15 - 18 (Lectures)
July 19 (All-Day Tour)

The Museum of Northern Arizona, along with Dorothy Denet and Hopi
artists offer a series of four afternoon lectures from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
and demonstrations about the evolution of Hopi arts and crafts.  The
program concludes with an all-day trip to the Hopi Reservation.  The cost
is $145 for members and $160 for nonmembers.  Advanced reservations are
required.  For more information, contact 
the Museum at 520/774-5211 ext 220.

Coming Events -- Marketplaces

Museum of Northern Arizona Marketplaces feature Native American
artists selling their handcrafted work in booths, as well as
demonstrations, traditional dances, lectures, and children's activities.
For more information, call the Museum at 520/774-5213.

Hopi Marketplace:   July 4 - 5
Navajo Marketplace:  August 2 - 3
Festival of Pai Arts:  August 30 - 31
Zuni Marketplace:  September 13 - 14

Coming Events -- Meetings

Southwest Archaeology Team Annual Membership Meeting
October 2       7:00 pm

The Southwest Archaeology Team (SWAT) will hold is annual meeting
at the Mesa Southwest Museum, 53 North Macdonald in Mesa.  Archaeologist
Ann V. Howard will present information on the very interesting topic of
"Prehistoric Shell Jewelry:  Production and Exchange in Southern Arizona."
Ann has studied prehistoric shell ornaments for the past 16 years and is
looking forward to sharing her knowledge with us.  So, mark your
calendars...this is a meeting you won't want to miss.

    SWAT meetings are always FREE and open to the public.  For
further information, contact Debbie Canright at 602/986-6300 or

1998 Arizona Archaeology Awareness Month Kick-Off Planning
Meeting July 21         10:00 am

The initial planning meeting for 1998 AAAM will be held at 10:00
am, on Monday, July 21, at the Arizona State Parks, Basement Board Room,
1300 West Washington in Phoenix.

    At this meeting, the group will choose a theme for the
upcoming AAAM, as well as the dates for the 1998 Archaeology Expo which
will be held at the Deer Valley Rock Art Center in Phoenix.  

    Please come and provide your input at this important kick-off
meeting.  For more information, call Ann Howard at 602/542-7138.

Coming Events -- Workshops

Hohokam Figurines
July 23 and 30      6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join ceramicist Matt Thomas in an intriguing and riveting look at
Hohokam figurines.  This never before offered Pueblo Grande Museum
workshop will give participants the opportunity to learn about Hohokam
figurines through dicussion and hands-on participation by actually making
and decorating your own figurines out of natural desert clays.  The
workshop is open to all ages and the cost is 
$25 for members and $40 for nonmembers.  For more information,
contact the Museum at 602/495-0901.

Traditional Finger Weaving
June 11, June 18, July 9        6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pueblo Grande Museum is offering a workshop on finger weaving,
which is a flat braiding, or plaiting technique.  Before the invention of
the loom, finger weaving was widely used by textile manufacturers in the
Soutwest. Museum Docent Albert Abril will teach participants to use finger
weaving techniques to make straps, belts, and hat bands from textiles.  All
workshop materials are provided.  Advanced registration is required.  The
cost is $20 for members and 
$35 for nonmembers.  For more information, contact the Museum at
602/495 0901.

Stabilization Workshop
June 14         6:30 am - 11:00 am

Join Pueblo Grande Museum (PGM), the Southwest Archaeology Team
(SWAT) and the Phoenix Chapter of AAS for a workshop that will give
participants an opportunity to learn adobe ruin stabilization and to help
preserve the Pueblo Grande Ruin for future generations.   The workshop is
FREE and open to the public.  For more information or to register, please
call Jim Britton at 602/827-8070 or Cherrylee 
Williams  at 602/992-1113.

by Christiana Juck, Lost Dutchman Chapter

There was a giant...a giant sprawled and sleeping in an ancient
village, but he was never left alone long enough to rest in peace.  For
centuries humans and animals had scraped away at this backbone, picked and
pecked at his rib cage, dug out his body cavities, and carried away his
treasure.  May 1, 1997 was no different; only this time the marauders came
in big yellow caterpillars that dug very deep and very hard.  These raiders
didn't use handheld trowels and small brooms.  They didn't carry notebooks
and measuring devices.  They didn't tenderly fondle the pottery nor did
they record the minute details of where each potsherd was overturned in the
earth.  These pirates were boisterous and loud.  They destroyed the quiet
giant of the prehistoric village in two short afternoons.

    His life's story will never be told in full.  Schoolchildren
will not have the opportunity to study his remains nor will they have a
chance to quietly watch in awe the gentle overturning of earth that could
have revealed the intimacies of this village and its peoples.  The facts
and figures; the dreams and the stories were all lost in a surge to satisfy
the immediate need and greed of Gold Canyon development.  No time was
allowed--no time was set aside to 
carefully and diligently research and reveal all the intimacies of this
ancient grave site. 

The prehistoric Blackwater Site is FOREVER GONE.

Coming This September . . . the Southwest Archaeology Team's
(SWAT) annual fall symposium, co-sponsored by Pueblo Grande Museum (PGM)
and the AAS Phoenix Chapter.

    The three-night program, entitled Exploring the Interaction
Among the Various Hohokam Communities, is scheduled for the following
Monday nights from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the theater at PGM. 

    Sept. 8     "Hohokam of the Tonto Basin"
                Dr. Glen Rice
                Arizona State University

    Sept. 15    "Hohokam of the Tucson Basin"
                Bill Doelle
                The Center for Desert Archaeology

    Sept. 22    "Hohokam of the Lower Salt River Valley"
                Dave Abbott
                Arizona State Museum    

    For more information, contact Debbie Canright at 602/986-6300

"Hattie Cosgrove Country"
Gila Cliff Dwellings Field Trip
September 24 - 26


Participants must be AAS members.  Space is limited to 20 people. 
For information and registration form, send a self-addressed, stamped
envelope to Jeanne Neal, 1274 Via Alamos, Green Valley AZ  85614, or call
520/625-6569.  Make checks payable to FIESTA TOURS. Travel insurance will
be available through Fiesta Tours and must be purchased prior to departure.
 If you do not purchase insurance you will be asked to sign a waiver.  In
addition, all participants must sign an AAS waiver.

    Extra registration slips, waivers and insurance forms will be
mailed to all chapter presidents, and more information on the final
itinerary will be mailed after you register and prior to August 23.  If you
find that you cannot attend, your space may be transferred if you can find
a replacement.  A partial refund (less $50) is available from August 1 -
23; however, after August 23, there will 
be no refunds.

    Cost per person is $325 based on double occupancy, add $60
for single.  This includes round trip transportation from Tucson, three
days/two nights lodging (and taxes), one breakfast, one lunch and one
dinner.  This does not include travel insurance, park/museum entry fees,
donations and other meals.

September 24 (Wednesday)
8:00 am--Meet at El Con Mall (tentative), leave Tucson.
Bring your own lunch, we will picnic on the way.
12:00 pm--Arrive in Silver City, hotel check-in.
Evening-- Special presentation at Silver City Museum, group
dinner (included in package).

September 25 (Thursday)
Morning--Breakfast (included in package).
8:30 am-- Depart from motel for Gila Cliff Dwellings, includes a
presentation and guided tour, with a picnic lunch (included in package) on
the grounds.
Evening--On your own.  A group dinner may be planned.

September 26 (Friday)
Morning--Breakfast on your own, bring a picnic lunch for the trip
9:00 am--Leave Silver City, possible tour at Amerind Foundation
(Dragoon, Arizona) and picnic on grounds. 
3:00 or 5:00 pm--Arrive in Tucson.

Grand Canyon Field Institute

Plant Uses Along the Rim: An Introduction to Ethnobotany
August 10

The food, fiber, medicine, games, and nearly every other aspect
of the lives of the Southwest's early inhabitants was influenced by the use
and knowledge of plants.  During this overview, Ane Rovetta and Alice
Talakte will identify the common plants along the South Rim and discuss
their traditional uses.  Participants will have an opportunity to spin
fiber, split materials for basketry, and process wild herbs into medicines
or food.  The cost is $55. 

The Hopi:  Their History and Connections to Grand Canyon
August 27-28

The Grand Canyon has always been a place of mysery and awe. Ramson
Lomatewama will discuss contemporary Hopi culture and the current Hopi
relationship to Grand Canyon.  Ramson is an inspiring speaker who uses his
own life experience to illustrate his teaching.  By learning about Hopi
lifestyle, philosophy and history, the class will begin to understand the
Canyon's place in Hopi culture.  The cost is $105 and includes carpool
trips to local South Rim sites.

    For more information on these and other opportunities, contact the
Institute at 520/638-2485 or visit the web page at