Message #55
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'"

Subject: Digging up the Past
Date: Sun, 08 Feb 1998 17:51:38


From: Catharine Blake
Subject: Digging up the Past for Fun!
Hi, I am interested finding a group or organization
for those interested in archeology as a hobby.
Do you know of any such group in the Phoenix area?

Catharine --  I recommend a couple of venues.

The Arizona Site Stewards help protect sites (digging up
stuff, even professionally, destroys it forever); the
Arizona Site Stewards are a dedicated group of preservation-
minded individuals!

The Arizona Archaeological Society Phoenix Chapter meets
once a month at Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix. An AAS
group also meets in Cave Creek.  There are perhaps fifteen
chapters around Arizona.  AAS groups sponsor lectures for
the adventurous and for the armchair explorer, young or old.
They also go on field trips, and sponsor digs, certification
classes and field schools.  Call PGM at 495-0901 to get the
next Phoenix Chapter meeting date.

There also is a local group called SWAT (Southwest
Archaeology Team).  Many AAS members also belong to SWAT.

Arizona Archaeology Month is coming up and there will be
an archaeology expo at the Deer Valley Rock Art Center in
March.  Get a statewide calendar of archaeology and historic
preservation events by calling Ann Howard at the AZ SHPO
(602) 542-7138 or see

There is more infomation on Southwestern Archaeology

Best Wishes!