Message #254

Date: Tue 20 Oct 1998
Subject: Rock Art Field School

[ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] :

From: Jane Kolber

1999 AAS Rock Art Recording Field School At Anderson Pass,
Coconino National Forest, AZ, June 19-26, 1999

Help protect and preserve the prehistoric rock an of
the American Indian! Leam how to record petroglyphs and
pictographs. Assist in recording sites that are rapidly
being destroyed by natural and human forces. Knowledge
relating to all aspects of rock art will be gained from
lectures and discussions by experts in the field.
Participate in a fun and rewarding experience. The 1999
Rock Art Recording Field School will be held at Anderson
Pass on the Coconino National Forest. Anderson Pass is
located at about 6,500 ft. above sea level, 24 miles
southeast of Flagstaff and 5 miles north of Kinnickinick
Lake. Anderson Pass is characterized by rugged mountainous
terrain, with grassy meadow areas scattered throughout a
ponderosa pine and pinyon-juniper forest. The rock art of
the Anderson Pass area is varied and extensive. In 1998,
11 petroglyph sites were recorded and many more were found
by our survey teams. There are indications that early
period rock art (Archaic?), as well as late period
rock art (Sinagua), occurs in the area. Anderson Pass is
very interesting from an archaeological perspective
because many interesting sites occur in the area,
including pit house villages, late pueblos, fortified
hill tops, as well as rock art sites. The Field School
program is designed to fulfill most of the requirements
for the AAS Certification Program. Each intensely filled
day will start early with field work. Afternoons will be
devoted to completing paper work and some workshops.
Lectures will occupy evenings. Work at Anderson Pass is
very strenuous. Long hikes, boulder scrambling and
perching on precarious precipices will be required.
Biting bugs and heavy winds are common. Each and every
student must bring a 35 mm camera and a regulation compass.
Film will be supplied. A primitive forest camp will be set
up where all participants must stay. Individuals provide
their own food, camping equipment and other personal
items. Membership in the Arizona Archaeological Society
is required. Fees: Field School Registration: $100 per
person; AAS Membership: Individual - $20.00, Family -
$25.00; Enrollment in the Certification Program: $10.00.
Membership in AAS runs from January 1 through December 31.
Applicants must be in excellent physical condition.
Strenuous hiking and rock scrambling are required. All must
camp and are expected to participate in all scheduled
activities for the entire session. Please do not include
payment with your application. Information will be mailed
to you after February or upon receipt of your application.
Mail application to: AAS , C/O Jane Kolber, P.O. Box 1844,
Bisbee AZ 85603. If you require more information, please
call Jane Kolber, (520) 432-3402 or e-mail her at No long distance calls will be returned.

Name, Address, City, State, Zip, Phone, E-mail, AAS Chapter.
1999 AAS Member(Y/N); AAS-RA Certified (Y/N); Interested in Certification (Y/N) ?
Please state your interest and experience in recording rock art.