Message #130
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 

Date: Tue, 07 Apr 1998
Subject: AAC Workshop on Historic Artifact Identification

[ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] :

From: Andy Christenson

Arizona Archaeological Council
Workshop on Historic Artifact Identification
Friday, May 29, 1-5 pm, Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix
(part of the AAC's Spring Meeting)

For the archaeologist who is perplexed by recording
and interpreting historical period artifacts as well
as by the ambiguities of the published sources, this
workshop will provide a state-of-the-art introduction
to 19th and 20th century artifacts of metal, glass,
and ceramics found on sites in Arizona and the
Southwest. The focus will be upon easy in-field
analysis for artifact dating, although issues of
socioeconomic and  ethnic interpretation will also be
addressed. Presenters will be John  Goodman (SWCA) on
metal, Teresita Majewski (Statistical Research) on
ceramics, and Stuart Deats (SWCA) on glass. Through
copious  handouts and hands-on examination of the
artifacts, attendees will leave the workshop with the
ability to perform basic in-field recording and dating
of artifacts from the historical period as well as
know where to go for additional information. To assist
in  workshop planning, please preregister by May 22nd.
Registration on the day of the workshop will be limited.
Registration is $15 for AAC memebers and $20 for
non-members. For more information contact: Andy
Christenson (520) 445-7341 or
Make  checks  out to "AAC" and mail to: Andrew L.
Christenson, Secretary, AAC, 746 Redondo Road,
Prescott, AZ 86303