Message #112:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: AZ Archaeological Society --Petroglyph
Date: Sat, 08 Mar 1997 12:08:40 -0700

From: Vicki Erhart 


Chapter News, Coming Events, Q Ranch Field School Information, The Chevelon
Steps Update, Video Reviews, Pecos Conference Call for Papers Information,
SHPO News, Spring Symposium, Renew Your Membership Information

Howdy Partner! 

Vicki and I  just returned from that famous movie set Apacheland in Apache
Junction.  What a wonderful job the Lost Dutchman Chapter did putting
together the January State Meeting.  Thank you to all who helped make it

During the business meeting, Gary Yancy was quite generous with the time he
allowed Vicki and I to communicate our 1997 plans to those in attendance.
Hopefully we were able to answer their questions satisfactorily.  Many
members took with them informational guidelines to share with their Chapters.

If your Chapter was not represented or did not get a copy of the Guidelines
(and you would like a copy), please contact either Vicki or me at the
telephone numbers listed below and we will be happy to mail one to you.


If you are (or are married to) a Motorolan or if you are (or are married
to) a Motorola retiree and you volunteer 40 hours or more during a
six-month period, please contact Linda Trujillo (602/441-7217) for
information on the Motorola Foundation Volunteer Grant Program. Your
volunteer efforts could be worth hundreds of dollars for your Chapter

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
or 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.

Gary Yancy, Chair	Christiana Juck, Secretary	Pamela Bein,
6561 E Regina St	10880 Cordova			2709 Mullen Dr
Mesa AZ  85215	Gold Canyon AZ 85219		Kingman AZ  86401
602/830-6055		602/983-0837			520/753-5107

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	Les Chapman, Recorder	Charlie Gilbert
5319 N 26th St		5231 S Apache Ave	
Phoenix AZ  85016	Sierra Vista AZ  85635

Gary Stumpf
Dr. John Hohmann
Grace Schoonover


Agave House Chapter
HEBER/OVERGAARD -- The next meeting will be February 26 at the Heber Ranger
Station on Highway 260 at 7:00 pm.  The speaker and topic are to be
announced.  For information about upcoming meetings and activities, contact
Tom Clay at 520/535-3066.

Casa Malpais Chapter
SPRINGERVILLE - For information about upcoming meetings and activities,
please contact Karen Wilhelm at 520/333-4569. 

Cochise Chapter
Our January meeting was held at the Mona Bishop Gallery in the Sierra Vista
Library at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 9.  The program featured a
presentation entitled "The COA Project:  Controversy in Portugal" by our
own rock art expert, Jane Kolber, who told us about her experiences in
Portugal last summer. 

Note to Chapter Program Committees -- looking for a good speaker and an
interesting presentation!  It won't cost you much - a small (or large!)
donation to the Certification Department for Jane's very worthwhile
Chevelon Steps Project.  Jane's number is 520/432-3402.

President Larry White and Chapter members honored our out-going President
Donn Ivey, presenting him with a plaque expressing "grateful appreciation
and recognition by his friends and associates, for his vision for San Pedro
Valley archaeology and for his leadership, contagious enthusiasm, and
scholarly guidance in organizing and building the Cochise Chapter."  Donn
was our
President for the first three years of our existence, during which time the
Chapter grew to over 120 members.  He was doing it right!

If you are going to be in Sierra Vista on any of the following days, plan
to attend our "First Thursday of the Month" meeting at 7:00 pm in the Mona
Bishop Gallery of the Public Library on February 6, March 6, April 3, May
1, September 4, October 2, November 6, and December 4.

The Garden Canyon Project Laboratory reconstruction is proceeding apace.
John Murray hopes to have it open for our Chapter's contribution to the
Society's Archaeology Month.  We are working with John to have a day-long
open house at the Garden Canyon Site on Saturday, March 15.  You will have
an opportunity to see the entire excavation, samples of artifacts, and the
usual outstanding show & tell by John Murray and Donn Ivey.  During the
day, our volunteers will be working in units where a catastrophically
burned pit house
is slowly being revealed.  Also included will be trips up the Canyon to see
some great rock art.  The Chapter invites everyone to spend the day with
us.  Bring a lunch!  There are several great picnic areas in the Canyon. 

February's meeting will feature Miles Gilbert from Casa Malpais, who will
give a "bare bones" presentation about Southwest Osteology.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Amy Campbell will be our second Chapter
Advisor, joiningcurrent Advisor John Murray in that important Chapter
management role.  -- Les Chapman

Coronado Chapter
In December the following slate of officers was elected:  President Gay
Kinkade, Vice President E.J. Murphy, Secretary Betty Clemens, Treasurer Clara
Drobka, One-Year Director George Galluff, Two-Year Director Dorothea
Bailey, Three-Year Director Philip (Dave) Mitchell, Archivist E.J. Murphy
and Archaeology Advisor Gay Kinkade.  The Board will have a dinner meeting
January 20 to plan for the coming year.

The Arizona Archaeology Awareness Month planning committee will have
anothermeeting soon with the Society, BLM and the Arizona State Parks, to
make final plans for the interpretive talks at Dankworth State Park to
explain the series of Indian houses and activity areas.  One day will be
for the schoolchildren and one day will be for the public.

Presently five of our members will attend the state meeting, weather

On January 25, our Chapter plans to start analysis of the Owens-Colvin
site. Members hope to help with this project on Saturdays at the BLM lab.

The Gila River Gridded Garden Project is progressing nicely under the
direction of Jim Neeley and Dr. DoLittle.  They have been approved for a
grant from National Geographic for this work.  They hope to start the
project in March.  The McEuen Cave project will start in June.  Bruce
Huckell, University of Arizona; Maxwell Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico;
and the Hurst Museum, Berkeley, California, are involved with this project.
 If they find some
undisturbed areas, they will apply for a grant to help with the excavation.

Our next meeting is scheduled for 7:30 pm, Friday, February 14, with topic
and speaker to be announced at a later date.  For more information, contact
Gay Kinkade at 520/428-3807.  -- Betty Clemens

Desert Foothills Chapter
As announced in last month's Petroglyph, a Prehistory of the Southwest
course will begin at the Cave Creek Museum at 7:00 pm on Wednesday,
February 5.  This will be the first of eight sessions.  Registration is
$50.  Dates for subsequent meetings will be announced the first night.  Two
ASU doctoral candidates, Andrew Duff and Deborah Huntley, will instruct
with some distinguished guest speakers.  Call Joan Clark at 602/488-9793 or
come to the first class for information.

Speaker for the Wednesday, February 12 regular meeting, Laurie Webster will
talk about "Continuity and Change in Pueblo Weaving From Prehistoric to
Present Times."  Laurie is a textiles specialist who has beenworking in
artifact conservation for the Arizona State Museum.  The meeting begins at
7:30 pm at the Cave Creek Museum.  Call Nancy Zeno at 602/488-3364 for

On Sunday, February 16, Shelly Rasmussen has generously agreed to guide us
and show us the location of a solstice site she visited this past December
21 at Sears Point on the Gila River near Gila Bend.  We will meet at the
MacDonalds at the Dysart Road Exit off I-10 west of Phoenix and carpool
from there.  Please arrive by 7:45 am as we will depart at 8:00 am sharp.
This is an all-day trip, so please bring lunch, snacks, water, and plan to
enjoy a wonderful world-famous petroglyph site.  For more information and
to sign up
(so we have a head count), please call Lila Elam after February 8 at
602/585-3003 or Shelly Rasmussen at 602/979-2571.

The Wednesday, March 12 Chapter meeting will have a SPECIAL TIME:  7:00 PM.
Dr. David Wilcox of the Museum of Northern Arizona will speak on the
Hohokam.  This talk is part of the Prehistory class, so we will start early
to allow time for the longer program.   -- Nancy Zeno

Havasu Chapter
Work continues on the Swansea Project.  Thanks to the BLM engineers, we now
have the entire town site laid off in 100 meter grids.  We are in the
process of mapping and drawing plan and elevation views of the major
buildings in the commercial, industrial and residential parts of town.  We
have completed the company residences and what are thought to be an office
building, the general store and the mess hall.  As an interesting aside,
one of our members, Don Johnson, is from Swansea in Wales, the namesake
town of our Swansea.

Our January meeting had a brief talk on taking oral histories and signed up
members to attend a planned workshop in the next month or so.  This is all
part of taking this historic site and bringing its story to life and then
sharing it with the general public.  During Archaeology Month we hope to
host tours of the town site as we did last year.  We will have more tours
and tour guides thanks to our partnership with the Site Stewards and the BLM.

Our officers for 1997 are President Mike Riddle; Vice President Frank
Spingola; Secretary Marsha Maitland; Treasurer Lorrie Riddle; Archivist
Ruth Brydon; and Directors Ron Smith, Brother Warren Wagner, and Phyllis
Burger.  For information on upcoming meetings and activities, please
contact Mike Riddle at 520/855-6836.

Homolovi Chapter
WINSLOW -- For information on upcoming meetings and activities, please
contact Bob Rublin at 520/289-3108.

Kaiva Plateau Chapter
FREDONIA -- For information on upcoming meetings and activities, please
contact Wayne Grosz at 801/644-5979.

Lost Dutchman Chapter
APACHE JUNCTION -- For information on upcoming meetings and activities,
please contact Kathleen Krider at 602/926-6690.

Mohave Chapter
KINGMAN -- For information about upcoming meetings and activities, please
contact  John Ainlay at 520/753-2600.

Northern Arizona Chapter
THANKS PEGGY AND TOM!  Nearly 30 Chapter members enjoyed the annual holiday
potluck at the home of Peggy Taylor.  If you missed this one, you missed
delicious food, great company and a fantastic tour of Peggy's collection of
Navajo, Hopi, Pima, Apache, and African baskets and plaques.  Tom Woodall,
President of the Chapter, presented everyone in attendance with a pen.

The 1997 Chapter Officers are President Tom Woodall, Vice President Dick
Houser, Treasurer Peggy Taylor, Secretary Kathleen Walters / Martha
Shideler, Directors Mary Lee Birmingham, Walter Gosart, Celia La Fave,
Evelyn Newman, and Advisor Peter Pilles.

The February 18 meeting will feature Brian Bates, who will speak on
"Astro-Archaeology."  Peter Pilles will be the speaker at the March 18
meeting and Chris Downum will speak at the April 15 meeting.  Both Peter's
and Chris' topics will be announced at a later date.

For more information about upcoming events and activities, please contact
Peggy Taylor at 520/526-8963.  -- Northern Arizona Archaeology News

Phoenix Chapter
On January 9, Dr. David Wilcox gave the combined audience of Phoenix
Chapter AAS and the Pueblo Grande Auxiliary members a new perspective on
Casas Grandes, Paquime, Mexico.  He has analyzed and graphed access
patterns between and among rooms, room blocks and plazas.  The interaction
among the populace changed over time as new doorways were opened up and old
ones blocked.  Makes one want to visit or revisit Casas Grandes.

Our speaker for the February 13 meeting at 7:30 pm at the Pueblo Grande
Museum, will be Brian Kenny, Environmental Program Manager and
Anthropologist for the Maricopa County Department of Transportation.  His
slide lecture will be "A Consideration of Maricopa County's Cultural
Resources."  Brian last spoke to the Chapter in September of 1991, so we
look forward to hearing from
him again.  

As an added bonus, Brian will lead us on a field trip to the Dixie Mine
site in Fountain Hills on Saturday, February 22.  This is a site with both
prehistoric and historic components.  We will meet in the parking lot of
the Bashas' shopping center in Fountain Hills at 8:00 am.  In case of
inclement weather, the trip will be canceled.  We have a great need to
limit vehicles and encourage carpooling.  People with high-clearance
vehicles would be advised to bring them.  Depending on where the County
Parks Department suggests we park, there may be a walk of up to two miles
to get to the site.  This walk will be on a relatively flat graded dirt
road. Sturdy, comfortable walking shoes, water, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses,
snack food, cameras and film are recommended.  The trip will be open to
paid AAS members only, so make sure you have paid your 1997 dues!!  We need
to know as soon as possible how many members will attend.  For more
information or to sign up, call Vicki Erhart at
602/821-9523.  -- Pat Lawson

Salado Chapter
GLOBE/ROOSEVELT -- At the January State Meeting, it was announced that the
Gila Pueblo and Roosevelt Chapters have combined memberships, forming the
Salado Chapter.

Santa Cruz Valley Chapter
TUCSON TO NOGALES -- The SCVC Executive Board meeting was held January 10
in Green Valley.  The retiring officers and newly elected officers met to
bring everyone up to date on Chapter business.  Howard Schwalb, 1997
President, was appointed to acquire a post office box in Green Valley for
Chapter correspondence, as voted on at the December meeting.

Jeanne Neal has obtained speakers for future meetings.  On February 11 Jane
Kolber will give a presentation on "Rock Art."  On March 11 there will be a
speaker from Old Pueblo Archaeology and, on April 8, James Walker from the
Nature Conservancy will be the guest speaker.  The May 13 meeting is open
for the membership to decide ... a picnic or a speaker?

Stan Hall, one of the Chapter members, spent some time in Honduras and, at
the January 14 meeting, he gave a very interesting slide presentation of
his trip.  THANK YOU Stan for sharing with us!

During the meeting, our Chapter voted to make a donation to Jane Kolber's
Chevelon Steps Rock Art Project.  These recording
projects are a very worthwhile effort.

Our Certification Representatives, Jeanne Neal and Nancy Hough, as well as
our new Vice President Shirley Peotter and husband Ralph, plan to attend
the Certification and State AAS meetings in Apache Junction.

Total membership for 1996 for SCVC was 34.  We have 11 members enrolled in
the Certification Program who have taken or are taking classes taught by
Allen Dart, and two members who enrolled several years ago.

The Chapter still has stationery, t-shirts and rock art pendants left over
from the craft fair. If you are interested in these items, you may purchase
them at the meetings or contact Jeanne Neal at 520/625-6569.

Plans are being made for a field trip to the Gila Cliff Dwellings (Hattie
Cosgrove Country).  Carolyn O'Bagy Davis is helping with these plans.  We
hope to visit some areas which are not open to the public.  In order to do
this we need to have at least 15 people sign up to make the trip
worthwhile.  We might even be able to see some of the actual "Hattie
Cosgrove" artifacts.  This trip is planned for April 24, 25 and 26.  An
alternate date for the trip is September 24, 25 and 26.  We will be
checking on campgrounds and motels in the
area and, if possible, we would like to arrange for carpooling.  You will
be responsible for your own food, transportation and lodging.  WE WOULD
please contact Jeanne Neal (520/625-6569) or Nancy Hough (520/578-9053), or
send your name, address, phone number and which date you prefer to Nancy
Hough, 2660 W Ajo Way, Tucson AZ 85746, or to Jeanne Neal, 1274 N Via
Alamos, Green Valley AZ 85614.

Attention Chapter Members!!  Our February meeting is on February 11, NOT
February 4 as reported on The Petroglyph calendar last month.  We are still
meeting at the Wells Fargo Bank, SE corner of Continental and La Canada at
6:30 pm.  Your 1997 membership dues may be sent in to our new treasurer,
Berne Green, 200 W Cumaro Dr, Green Valley AZ 85614.

Our membership now stands at 28 and growing!  Thank you to all those who
have renewed their memberships!  -- Nancy Hough

Shoofly Chapter
PAYSON -- At the January meeting, the new officers took over duties:
President Mary Swanson; Vice Presidents Gwen and Jim Karns; Secretary Sally
Mystrom; Treasurer Audrey Cole; Directors Max Partch (one-year term), Rick
Burdick (two-year term), and Julie Weatherly (three-year term).  Continuing
to serve is John Stahmann as Archivist and Ed Riggs as Certification
Representative.  In addition to regular duties, each officer volunteered to
take on other specific responsibilities.  For example:  Education, publicity,
research, and the possible establishment of a neighborhood site program.

One of the principal programs on the 1997 agenda is to complete the
cleaning and cataloging of the Risser Ranch artifacts.  This needs to be
done before excavating can be resumed.  Esther Morgan, Archaeologist for
the Payson District, Tonto National Forest and Advisor for the Shoofly
Chapter, has been writing up the specification sheets.  She reports that
approximately 60% of the faunal remains still have to be sorted.  This work
will be resumed as the weather permits.

The next Chapter meeting will be held Thursday, February 6, at the Museum
of the Forest at 7:00 pm.  Meetings are open to the public.  The program
and speaker will be announced at a later date.  For more information,
contact Audrey Cole at 520/474-6773. -- Sally Mystrom 

Verde Valley Chapter
Editor's Note:  I (Linda) would like to apologizeto the Verde Valley
Chapter for the lack of "Chapter News" information in the January issue.
Marlene mailed the submission in plenty of time to reach me, but it has yet
to do so.  I have heard of USPS workers reading The Petroglyph before they
deliver it, but ....   Well, anyway, what follows is a combination of
December and January Chapter News.

On behalf of the VVAS, I (Marlene Conklin) would like to thank Sharon Olsen
for her handling of our Chapter's publicity this past year.  She will be a
tough act to follow, and has already been most helpful with the transition.
 VVAS has had a great year, with many ongoing projects and a growing
presence in the Verde Valley, many great new members, and a challenging

Early in December, a field trip led by Bill Sexton and Harry Brown took a
group to Verde Caves, a site located in conglomerate rock cliffs along the
Verde River.  Our trip leaders had researched the area, and presented an
in-depth background to the trekkers, which added greatly to the experience
of exploring these extensive habitat sites.

At the November 21 meeting, we enjoyed a spell-binding presentation by Dr.
John Hohmann, who, with slides and a brisk narrative, offered his evidence
for the controversial possibility of conflict and aggression within the
Salado Culture.

Members were greeted at the December meeting with holiday cookies and
punch, organized by Joan Sexton, Sharon Olsen and Marlene Conklin.  Since
we seldom indulge in such socializing, it was a festive and enjoyable
chance to share good wishes.

During a brief business meeting, the slate of nominees presented by the
nominating committee at the November meeting was unanimously elected.
Serving for the new year, Jerry Robertson will continue as President; with
Sharon Olsen, Vice-President; Dorothy Worden, Secretary; and Dick
Brynildsen, Treasurer.  Continuing their terms on the Board of Directors
are Don Braman, Dick Huntington and John Sturgis.  Marge Herkenham begins a
three-year term as Board Member.  As the first official act of his new
term, President Robertson
appointed Ann Wolton as Hospitality Chair and yours truly (Marlene Conklin)
as Publicity Committee.  Harry Brown, already off to a fine start, will
plan field trips.

We were delighted to have Peter Pilles, Coconino National Forest
Archaeologist and one of our Chapter Advisors, as speaker.  We received a
fascinating word and picture presentation of the history and prehistory of
Elden Pueblo, and the colorful personages who have been part of its
evolving into the hands-on educational treasure it is today.  Pilles also
thanked the Chapter on behalf of the Coconino National Forest for its
participation in many archaeological preservation projects in the Verde

The Chapter is continuing several rock art recording projects, and several
members will be participating in a ceramics identification class at the
Museum of Northern Arizona with Dr. Kelly Hayes-Gilpen.  This will include
identification and analysis of ceramics recovered in the 1996 dig in

A field trip to Indian Flats overlooking West Clear Creek, originally
scheduled for January 8, was canceled due to a blast of wintery weather and
was rescheduled for January 17. 

A reminder that your 1997 dues are due.  Please remit to Treasurer Dick
Brynildsen, 370 Birch Blvd, Sedona AZ 86336.  You must be a member in good
standing to participate in the Chapter activities and to keep The
Petroglyph coming!

The February 27 meeting will feature Larry Lesko, Kaibab National Forest,
speaking on "Rock Art of the Northern Kaibab."  The March 27 meeting will
feature Don Keller, Museum of Northern Arizona Research Associate, speaking
on "Rock Art North of Navajo Mountain:  The Lower San Juan and Kayenta
Anasazi."  Both meetings will begin at 7:30 pm and be held at the Church of
Christ, West Highway 89A in Sedona.  For more information, contact Marlene
Conklin at

Jerry Robertson would like to announce that a summer field school led by
Dr. David Wilcox, Museum of Northern Arizona, is scheduled for June 1.
Excavation is planned at the Sitgreaves Mountain site, east of Williams,
where work was canceled in 1996 due to the forest closures.  Details will
be available shortly.  --Marlene Conklin

Yavapai Chapter
PRESCOTT -- HELP!!  Anyone with eyes to see and hands to hold a pencil, WE
NEED YOU!  While the owners of the rock art site we are recording near
Dewey are always friendly and considerate, we know they will be glad to
have us out of their side yard.  The more recorders we have, the more
quickly we will be finished. Prior experience is not necessary; only a
willingness to help is needed.  String grids and graph paper turn even
non-artists into good
copyists.  Currently we are working on Monday and Wednesday of each week
with weekends an option.  Mary Spall (520/445-2929) will fill you in on the
details.  It would be great to make this a multi-Chapter project.

With the fire danger reduced, we asked for and received a permit for our
pottery firing.  Joanne Cline, who had guided us through pottery making
techniques, had the kiln dug in her back yard.  We followed the process
described by Joel Brisbane and Clint Swink, trying to imitate the
prehistoric kilns which had been excavated at Mesa Verde Waterline
Replacement Project Phase III.  Thanks are especially due to Bob Beck and
to Charlie and Sue Steger, who were present at Mesa Verde in 1993 and who
not only helped dig the kiln pit, but guided us through the process.  Those
of us who had pottery to be fired were present for placing our pieces over
the kiln furniture.  We also helped to lay the juniper cribbing over the
top and warmed ourselves as it burned down.  (It was a cold afternoon.)
Joanne kept watch through the night, and the next afternoon we retrieved
our now fired pieces.--Mary I.S. Moore


Archaeology Workshop for Kids

Children will have the opportunity to learn about  the ancient Hohokam
people and the science of archaeology while participating in this hands-on
workshop.  A simulated Hohokam floor feature is used to teach excavation
and data recording techniques.  A realistic laboratory exercise (flotation
analysis), and museum and ruin tours are included in this educational and
fun workshop.  Participants are encouraged to dress for working outdoors in
the dirt.  Hats and sunscreen are recommended.  Parents are welcome to

Archaeology Workshops for Kids ages 9 to 12 will be held on Saturday,
February 15 and Saturday, March 22 and, for children ages 6 to 8, a
workshop will be held on Saturday, March 8.

The cost is $10 for non-members and $8 for museum members.  All workshops
will be held at the Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park, 4619 East
Washington Street, Phoenix.  For more information, contact 602/495-0901.

South Mountain Petroglyph Hikes

Participants will be led by Pueblo Grand Museum staff or docent on an
established trail in South Mountain Park to view Hohokam petroglyphs.  Most
hikes involve hiking on steep rocky trails that are about three miles long.
 Participants are required to wear shoes suitable for hiking and bring at
least one quart of drinking water.  On hot days, two quarts of drinking
water are recommended.  There are no restrooms.

The hikes begin at 8:00 am at South Mountain Park (maps to trailhead will
be mailed to registrants) on Wednesday, February 12; Sunday, March 2;
Wednesday, March 12; and Saturday, March 29.  The cost is $5 for
non-members and free to museum members.  For more information, contact

Dirt for Making Things

The Mesa Southwest Museum will offer a FREE lecture and booksigning by
Janet Stoeppelmann, author of Dirt for Making Things:  An Apprenticeship in
Maricopa Pottery.  The event begins at 2:00 pm in the Museum Annex, 112 W
Pepper, Mesa.  The book is a combination of scholarly detail about how
Maricopa pottery is made and the heartwarming narrative of an Anglo woman's
relationships with
Maricopa potters.  For more information, contact Melissa Bingmann at

Stabilization Workshop Continues

Many of you have experienced the excitement of finding a projectile point
or some other prehistoric artifact.  But how many have experienced the
tremendous feeling of satisfaction generated by having helped preserve an
important cultural resource like the Pueblo Grande Mound?

The Phoenix Chapter is sponsoring a FREE workshop which will consist of
slide lectures and hands-on sessions presented by Jim Britton.  These will
be held at Pueblo Grande at 8:00 am on Saturdays, February 8, March 15,
April 12, and May 10.

You will learn what causes walls to deteriorate and what can be done to
preserve or reconstruct them.  Also geotextiles, soil amendments and "mud
throwing" techniques will be discussed.  Slide lectures will cover various
historic and prehistoric stabilization projects.  These include Q Ranch,
Pueblo Grande, and historic sites in Tubac, Tumacacori, and Mesa.

This workshop has been authorized by Todd Bostwick, Phoenix City
Archaeologist.  For more information or reservations, please call Jim
Britton at 602/827-8070 or Cherrylee Williams 602/992-1113.

Phoenix Chapter Sponsors Poster Contest

The Phoenix Chapter would like to have a recruiting poster to place in
local universities and community colleges.  You could win a t-shirt and a
$25 savings bond!  Just put together a poster and submit it to one of the
Phoenix Chapter Board Members by March 6. Voting will take place at the
March 13 meeting and the winner will be announced at the April meeting.  

Phone numbers to include on the Phoenix poster are Bob Williams
(602/992-1113), Dorothy Pfleger (602/956-2341) and Vicki Erhart

Any AAS member may submit a poster -- they can always be revised with local
information and used by any Chapter!  Call any of the above Chapter
Officers for more information.

The Blue Wash Site will be open for field work the first Wednesday of each
month.  For more information on the work schedule, please call Frank
Casanova at 602/488-3196.

Fundraising Hike to Sabino Canyon Ruin

An easy hike to view excavations at the Sabino Canyon Ruin will be offered
from 10:00 am to noon on Saturday, March 29, to raise funds for Tucson's
Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, the nonprofit organization conducting the
Sabino Canyon dig.  

Located in undeveloped desert on the northeastern outskirts of Tucson, the
Sabino Canyon Ruin was a thriving Hohokam village from AD 1100 to 1350.
During Old Pueblo's research there, excavations have exposed apartment-like
housing compounds with adobe- and rock-walls, semisubterranean
"pit-houses," ancient canals, a dog burial, and thousands of pottery,
stone, bone, and seashell artifacts.

Suggested donations are $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 6-12.  For more
information, call the Old Pueblo Archaeology Center at 520/798-1201.

Museum of Northern Arizona
1997 Lecture Series

On February 18, Bob Munson, park manager and historian at Fort Verde State
Historic Park in Camp Verde, will lecture about "The Life and Spirit of
Military Personnel at the Southwest Outpost."

On March 18, Robert G. Kennedy, director of the National Park Service, will
lecture on "The Integrity and Preservation of our Heritage Through the
National Parks."

On April 22, Ursula Knoki-Wilson, a nurse, midwife and lecturer on Navajo
culture will present "Navajo Medicine:  Treating the Whole Person."

All lectures in this series begin at 7:30 pm at the Sedona Red Rock High
School Auditorium, 995 Red Rock Loop Road in Sedona. Tickets are $6 per
lecture or $22 for the entire series.  Proceeds benefit the Museum of
Northern Arizona (MNA).  For more information or to purchase tickets, call
MNA at 520//774-5211 ext 206.

"Prehistoric Pottery of the Tucson Area"

On March 19, at 7:00 pm at the Tucson Museum of Art's Education Center, 140
North Main Avenue, Tucson, Allen Dart of the Old Pueblo Archaeology Center
will present his lecture on "Prehistoric Pottery of the Tucson Area."  For
more information, call Allen Dart at 520/798-1201.

The Old Pueblo Archaeology Center

On March 17 at 7:00 pm the Old Pueblo Archaeology Center will offer a
lecture by Allen Dart entitled "Local Archaeology Opportunities for the
Public: You Too Can Dig!"  The location will be the Kirk Bear Canyon
Library, 8959 East Tanque Verde Road, Tucson.

On March 20 at 2:00 pm Allen Dart will present this lecture at the Green
Valley Branch Library, 601 North La Canada Drive, Green Valley.

And, on March 22 at 11:00 am at the Himmel Park Library, 1035 North Treat
Avenue, Tucson.  For more information, call Allen Dart at 520/798-1201.

Open House and Children's Archaeological Dig

A March 1 Open House and Children's Archaeological Dig will be the Old
Pueblo Archaeology Center's featured public presentation for Arizona
Archaeology Awareness Month.  Old Pueblo has constructed a full-scale model
archaeological site behind its office in Tucson that includes replicas of
Hohokam Indian pit-houses, outdoor pits like those the Hohokam used for
roasting and storage, and concentrations of prehistoric-style artifacts
that would have been
associated with these ancient people's houses and other specific
activities. The artifacts used in the model site are replicas of ancient
Hohokam pottery, stone tools, seashell jewelry, and animals bones donated
by modern potters Laurel and Paul Thornburg, stone tool makers Sam
Greenleaf, Don Magee, and Mark Slaughter, and others.

Old Pueblo's model dig site is designed to give children and adults
hands-on experience in the methods archaeologists use to excavate real
archaeological sites and to how they use scientific methods to interpret
the lifestyles of ancient peoples.  Visitors to the open house may
participate in the opening day "archaeological excavation" of the site
under the guidance of professional archaeologists.  After the open house
day, the site will be used primarily for
school programs.  Schoolteachers are encouraged to enroll their classes in
Old Pueblo's programs for kids that include introductory lessons in
archaeology, opportunities to learn excavation techniques at the "sandbox"
dig site, and follow-up classroom sessions on artifact processing and the
interpretation of cultures from material remains.

The Open House will take place from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  For more
information, call Allen Dart at 520/798-1201.

Reviews ... 
by F. Ellen Martin, Phoenix Chapter

Thought I'd cover Southwestern rock art videos this time, one of which has
been shown at the Museum of Northern Arizona several times.

Marks of the Ancestors:  Ancient Indian Rock Art of Arizona, 40 minutes,
1994.  It's in museum shops and available from Echo Productions, 1818 N
Beaver St, Flagstaff AZ 86001, 520/779-2052.  The cost is $24.95 retail
(less, with a museum or Southwest Parks member discount) plus $4 S&H.

Marks of the Ancestors is organized by regions and gives a good
introduction to myriad rock art styles found within our borders, including:
 1) Cerro Prieto, Tucson - Hohokam, 2) South Mountain Park, Phoenix -
Hohokam, 3) Verde Valley - Archaic, Sinagua and Yavapai, 4) Wupatki's
Crack-in-the-Rock site, north of Flagstaff - Anasazi, including Hopi
migration/clan symbols, 5) Kingman/Great Basin, northwestern Arizona -
Archaic and Walapai, and 6) Canyon de Chelly, northeastern Arizona -
Anasazi and historic Navajo.

In all six sections, archaeologists and Native Americans team up to present
scientific, historic and ethnographic interpretations.  The segments lend
themselves well to teaching, as each part can stand alone or be used as a
mini-series for Arizona studies or rock art classes -- 4th grade level on
up.  Parts I and II could also be combined to explore the similarities and
differences in two Hohokam areas.

My objections deal with conservation, especially at Cerro Prieto, where the
archaeologist is climbing all over the boulders, not a good example for
others.  For tribal members, touching glyphs is an instant connection with
the ancestors, or a mnemonic device for remembering past events, but the
rest of us need to remember it's chemically destructive to the surfaces.
Rock art etiquette, and the reasons why, should have been included in this

Since materials focused specifically on Arizona rock art are scarce, this
is definitely a title to consider purchasing, either for yourself or your
Chapter.  The photography's great, and it's a quick way to learn about, or
reacquaint yourself with, regional styles.

For those who had not the chance to hear Dave Wilcox's recent talk on
Hohokam ballcourts at the Mesa Southwest Museum, we previewed his new video
A Game with the Gods, Echo Productions, 1996.  Although not in production
yet, it's a visual update on past articles and his book on Mesoamerican and
Hohokam ballcourt connections.  I found both this talk and the video
fantastic -- watch for them in your area! 

New on the market is K'uu T'ahn:  Rock Markings, 40 minutes, 1996.  It's
available from Urraca Filmworks, 221 Gowen Pl, Bainbridge Island WA 98110
for $24.95 plus $2.50 S&H.  It was put together by members of the National
Pictographic Society, who seek and promote ethnographic perspectives, as
this video well illustrates.  The title is somewhat misleading, though, as
the emphasis is on the Rio Grande Pueblos, not all Pueblo groups, as
implied on the video jacket.

Five of the six speakers do a great job of introducing the audience to
Tewa/San Juan Pueblo petroglyphs; the carbon 14 method of dating rock
varnish; conflicting Christian and Tewa world views; differences between
European thought and communication based on linear or sequential order ...
and pre-literate formulation of ideas using symbols or metaphors for
concepts.  What designs "look" like is just the beginning.

Several panels are interpreted through examination of the motifs, some of
which have known meanings and are supported by knowledge of mythical and
historical events within Tewa cultural memory.  I found this section the
most interesting and don't doubt that similar kinds of events are depicted
elsewhere, especially when a number of pictographs or petroglyphs are
grouped together on a panel or closely associated rock surfaces, or designs
are connected.

One speaker and author, La Van Martineau, likens the symbols to Indian sign
(hand gesture) language, based on historic Plains and Canadian Indian means
of communication with members of other tribes, explorers, fur trappers,
mountain men, and traders they met during their travels.  He specifically
mentioned the Cree, who lived on the U.S./Canadian border -- little
connection to Pueblo populations, except perhaps Taos.  Sign language was
common in the past but
not for all tribes, was concentrated in the Plains and northern Woodlands,
and to my knowledge was used primarily for trade or conversation.  He may
have meant Indian picture writing, a symbolic means of conveying
information in the Plains area, but I find Mr. Martineau's comments both
vague and irrelevant in this context.

Though it focuses on one specific area, this is an in-depth approach to the
subject for audiences from junior or senior high on up.  The contrast
between metaphorical and linear thinking is as important to our
understanding as the realization that making petroglyphs is a
time-consuming process.  Anyone planning trips to New Mexican sites such as
Three Rivers or the Petroglyph National Monument would find a firm
foundation and basis for comparison here.

1997 Pecos Conference Call for Papers
August 14 - 17, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

The Pecos Conference is returning to Chaco Canyon after a 50-year hiatus.
To celebrate, the committee is planning a somewhat different program than
in recent years - one that reflects back on early conferences in spirit and
in atmosphere while providing a setting for discussion of significant
topics in southwestern archaeology.  

Consequently, we're circulating this early call for papers.  Time for
traditional, archaeology-related subject areas will be reduced.  These
papers should be concise (8 - 10 minutes each) and to the point -- a review
of the work and possible methodological, theoretical, etc. implications.
Detailed descriptions of artifact inventories and features, unless unique,
are highly discouraged.  

An ethnology session will be added, and we'd like slightly longer talks
about hot topics in southwest archaeology.

A short session on past Chaco personnel (researchers and other workers)
will also be held.  Contributors to this session (slides, photos, ideas,
etc.) should contact:  John Schelberg, 630 Solar Rd NW, Albuquerque NM, 87107

Early requests for time on the program or for other program arrangements
should be sent to:
	Tom Windes (Pecos 97)
	Chaco Collections
	c/o Anthropology Department
	University of New Mexico
	Albuquerque NM 87131

Plan now if you'd like to present a talk -- requests must be received by
May. Late requests will not be accepted and if the program fills up, some
papers may be rejected.  Formal notice of the meeting, solicitation of
papers, and registration information will be mailed in March.  

For information about all other conference arrangements and to be placed on
the mailing list, contact:
	Alan Shalette
	5294 Mesa del Sos Rd NE
	Albuquerque NM  87111
	Phone:  505/291-9653

Spring Symposium  Presented by SWAT

In conjunction with the 1997 Archaeology Expo theme, "History from the
Ground Up," the Southwest Archaeology Team (SWAT) will present its Spring
Symposium on three consecutive Monday evenings in March, beginning at 7:00
pm in the Mesa Southwest Museum Annex, 112 W Pepper, Mesa.  The Annex is
located on the northwest corner of Pepper and MacDonald Streets.  Speakers
and topics are as

March 10	"Archaeology and Pseudo-Science" 
		by Jerry Howard 
		Curator of Archaeology
		Mesa Southwest Museum

March 17	"Kino and the Jesuit Missions of the Northwest
		(including Arizona)" 
		by Charles W. Polzer, SJ
		Curator of Ethnohistory
		Arizona State Museum  
Dr. Polzer comes to us through a grant from the Arizona Humanities Council.

March 24	"Early Mesa and Phoenix - 1850 to the Present"
		by Keith Foster
		Chief  Curator/Curator of History
		Mesa Southwest Museum

The lectures are free and open to the public.  So mark your calendars!  For
more information, contact Sylvia Lesko at 602/671-3086 or Debbie Canright
at 602/986-6300.

Dig with Archaeologists at Q Ranch Pueblo
June 8 -- 21

A public archaeological excavation field school is being offered at the
mysterious Q Ranch Pueblo Indian Ruin in the isolated Canyon Creek Valley
near rustic Young, Arizona, from June 8-21.

Q Ranch Pueblo was an apartment-like dwelling built of stone and occupied
as early as AD 1265.  At least half of the pueblo was destroyed by a
catastrophic fire around AD 1380.  Afterward the Indians abandoned their
homes without attempting to recover their furnishing, leaving rooms full of
whole pottery containers and hundreds of other artifacts for archaeologists
to discover and

Basic field school tuition starts at $15 per day with discounts offered for
weekly enrollments.  For college credit or skills certification from the
Arizona Archaeological Society students may attend concurrent evening class
sessions that will be offered for an extra fee if there is sufficient demand.

Field school accommodations are adjacent to the dig site at the Q Ranch
Lodge and a nearby campground.  The lodge, in a pioneering family's ranch
home, offers seven bedrooms and three meals a day.  The campground offers
primitive showers and an option for communal dinners in the lodge.  Field
school fees do not cover the costs of accommodations or meals.

Participants may register for any or all field school days by calling
Tucson's Old Pueblo Archaeology Center at 520/798-1201 or the Arizona
Archaeological Society at 602/488-9793 in Carefree.

Chevelon Steps Update

Tours to the site can be arranged through Darlene Brinkerhoff.  She will
make the necessary arrangements with the owner, Mr. Baird, and guide your
tour.  This is for weekends only.  Her phone number is 520/524-6569.

In the December Petroglyph, two names were omitted from the Chevelon Steps
Update report of the mapping and planning done in September.  They were
Darlene Brinkerhoff and Donn Yoder.  My apologies! -- Jeanne Ketchum


Last Archaeology Expo Planning Meeting

The last Archaeology Expo planning meeting before the Expo will occur at
1:00 pm on February 18,  at the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in
Coolidge.  Exhibit space layout and activities schedules should be nearly
finalized by this time, so please attend and give us your ideas.  

For further information, please call Ann Howard, SHPO, at 602/542-7138, or
Frank Sumrak, Casa Grande Ruins NM at 520/723-3172.  We hope to see you there!

Renew Your Membership!

All memberships expired on December 31.  Dues must be sent to your Chapter
Treasurer as soon as possible to ensure uninterrupted mailings of The
Petroglyph!  Just as important, please be sure we have a current mailing
address, complete with a nine digit zip code.  If your address has changed,
please send your change of address to AAS Treasurer, Pamela Bein, 2709
Mullen Dr, Kingman AZ 86401, 520/753-5107.  

Feel free to use the "generic"  membership renewal form provided below.
However, because each Chapter is individually organized, please contact the
representative (who may or may not be the Chapter Treasurer or Membership
Chair) for specific information prior to sending in your
application/renewal form.  Many Thanks!

Agave House Chapter, Heber/Overgaard
Jacie Cerbin, PO Box 2169, Overgaard AZ 85933 or
Tom Clay, 520/535-3066

Casa Malpais Chapter, Springerville
Karen Wilhelm, 520/333-4569

Cochise Chapter, Sierra Vista
Donn Ivey, 520/458-5563

Coronado Chapter, Safford
Gay Kinkade, 520/428-3807

Desert Foothills Chapter, Cave Creek/Carefree
Audrey Stephens, 26590 N 86 Way, Scottsdale AZ 85255

Havasu Chapter 
Mike Riddle, 520/855-6836

Homolovi Chapter, Winslow
Bob Rublin, 520/289-3108

Kaiva Plateau Chapter, Fredonia
Wayne Grosz, 801/644-5979

Lost Dutchman Chapter, Apache Junction
Kathleen Krider, 1609 E Inverness Ave, Mesa AZ 85204, 602/926-6690
Mohave Chapter, Kingman
John Ainlay, 520/753-2600

Northern Arizona Chapter, Flagstaff
Peggy Taylor, 520/526-8963

Phoenix Chapter
Audrienne Hultstrand, 2609 W Southern #369, Tempe AZ 85282, 602/992-1113

Salado Chapter

Santa Cruz Valley Chapter, Tucson/Green Valley
Berne Green, 200 W Cumaro Dr, Green Valley AZ 85614 or
Jeanne Neal, 520/625-6569

Shoofly Chapter, Payson
Audrey Cole, 520/474-6773

Verde Valley Chapter, Sedona 
Dick Brynildsen, 370 Birch Blvd, Sedona AZ 86336 or
Ann Wolton, PO Box 2976, Sedona AZ 86339-2976, 520/282-6439

Yavapai Chapter, Prescott
Mary I.S. Moore, 14 Broadmoor Dr, Prescott AZ 86301, 520/717-2093