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Field Trip and Activity Schedule - 2016
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SJBAS meeting - speaker Jesse Tune from FLC - "Colonizing
the Southern Rockies: Timing and Adaptations of the First Coloradans"
January 21 - 24
Exploring Cochise County, Arizona |
This is Gail and Marlo's popular multi-day
hotel trip to Southeast Arizona. The group will visit
Ramsey Canyon Preserve, then go to the
Arizona Folklore Preserve
to hear Arizona's Official Balladeer, Dolan Ellis present "Arizona Characters
I Have Known". Dolan is an original member of the New Christy Minstrels
from the 1960's and the founder of the Arizona Folklore Preserve. The
visit the Amerind Foundation Museum
near Benson, and other activities are in the planning process.
is confirmed, please sign up ASAP.) For more information or to signup, contact
trip leaders Gail and Marlo Schulz at firstname.lastname@example.org
SJBAS meeting - speaker Pete Foster - "Moray,
Peru: the planning, hydrology, hydraulics, construction and
agriculture of this monumental Inca project"
Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the
Animas Museum in Durango
CANCELLED The tour begins at 10:00 a.m. and will last about three hours. Mona
Charles and Sherry Bowman will give the tours. The cost will be $13 per
person, and the tour participation limit is 10. For more information or to signup, contact trip leader Janice Sheftel
as soon as possible at email@example.com or 970-259-5845.
SJBAS meeting - speaker David Dove - "Mitchell
Springs: A Case for
Managed Production at Great House Communities in the Mesa Verde Area"
March 31 - April 2
Rock Art of Galisteo Basin, New Mexico
This is a three-day hotel trip to visit the fabulous rock art and other
archaeological sites in Galisteo
Basin near Santa Fe. This area is under the protection of the
Archaeological Sites Protection Act and we have arranged permission
to cross private lands to access the sites. Trip participation limit is
For more information or to signup, contact
trip leader Janice Sheftel at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-259-5845.
SJBAS meeting - speaker Jason Chuipka - "Animas - La Plata Project
May 9 - 11
Puye Cliff Dwellings and Bandelier National Monument - New Mexico
This is a three-day camping trip to Puye Cliff Dwellings,
Bandelier National Monument, and other nearby sites in Northern New Mexico. Hikes
will not exceed four miles roundtrip, but some will require climbing
trip participation limit is 16. For more information or to signup, contact
trip leaders Lyle and Barb Hancock at email@example.com or phone 970-764-4531.
SJBAS meeting - speaker Julie Orr - "Caledonia and Its Archaeology"
||Largo Canyon Rock Art and Encinada Mesa Pueblito
- New Mexico
This will be a day trip to visit rock art sites and a Navajo Pueblito from the
1700's in Northern New Mexico. The trip participation limit is 16 and we
will arrange carpools in 4WD/HC vehicles. For more information or to
sign up, contact trip leader Bob Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org
|June 3 - 5
PAAC class in Durango - "Rock Art Studies"
SJBAS annual picnic at Foxie Mason's house at 5:00 p.m.
||SJBAS Meeting - Paul Berkowitz
Malone: Indian Trader Hubbell Trading Post"
This program is being held in collaboration with the
CSWS Four Corners Lecture Series and there will be a reception in the
CSWS foyer starting at 6:00 p.m.
Tour of Lewis Mine and Mill near Telluride
Rudy Davison will share his incredible knowledge of historic mining
activities in this 8-mile roundtrip day hike to the
Lewis Mine. Beginning at 10,400 feet, the trail gradually gains 2,048 feet.
Trailhead access will require
4WD vehicles, but we will arrange carpools.
For more information or to sign up, contact trip leader Lyle Hancock at
or phone 970-764-4531.
SJBAS meeting - speaker Laurie Webster - "Clothes Make the Person: Clothing Diversity in the
This program is
being held in collaboration with the Four Corners Summer Lecture Series and there will be a reception
in the CSWS foyer starting at 6:00 p.m.
SJBAS meeting - speaker Dawn Mulhern from FLC - "Mortuary Practices
of the Durango Basketmakers"
September 15 - 18
Rock Art near Bluff and Ancestral Puebloan Sites on Comb Ridge - Utah
This four-day camping trip will start with a reception in Bluff and short hikes to nearby rock art panels. Then the group will
make a base camp along Butler Wash and do several moderately difficult day hikes to remote Ancestral Puebloan sites on
Hikes are generally less than six miles roundtrip, but do include off
trail scrambling. Trip participation limit is 12. For more information and to sign up, contact trip leader Andy Gulliford
This trip is currently full, but there is a waiting list.
25 - 26
Mesa Verde Backcountry Hike with NPS guide
This will be a two-day trip with an afternoon hike to
Petroglyph Point on the first day, an optional overnight at
Far View Lodge, and a backcountry hike on the
second day to Oak Tree House.
This 2-hour, 1-mile round-trip hike is moderately strenuous.
Expect a narrow, unpaved, uneven trail, with steps carved into the
sandstone, steep drop-offs, and two ladders (4-foot and 15-foot). Total elevation change is 200 feet. Trip participation limit is 10. Tour fee is
$25. For more information or to sign up, contact
trip leaders Jim and Rhonda at
Yucca House National Monument
This is a day trip to one of the largest Ancestral Puebloan sites in
Southwest Colorado. The tour of this unexcavated
puebloan community near Cortez
will be led by NPS guide Jill
Blumenthal. For more information or to sign up, contact Tish Varney at
October 7 - 10
CAS annual meeting and conference in Grand Junction
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SJBAS meeting - Dan Simplicio from Crow Canyon Archaeological Center - "Vanished:
or We Could Have Vanished"
Pueblitos near Navajo Reservoir – New Mexico
This will be a day trip to visit three
Navajo Pueblitos. We will drive down through Aztec and
return through Ignacio. The longest walk is ¾ mile over relatively flat
terrain. 4WD/HC vehicles are necessary, but we will arrange carpools if
necessary. The trip participation limit is 16. For more information or to sign up, contact
trip coordinator Bob Powell at email@example.com or 970-385-8949.
SJBAS meeting -
7:00 p.m. lecture in Noble Hall in collaboration with Life Long Learning
Lecture Series - speaker Jim Judge, archaeologist and retired faculty of FLC Anthropology Department,
"Confronting Climate Change, Then and Now – Lessons from Chaco”
Tour the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum and new Growth Fund Building
CANCELLED This day trip includes a special tour of the
Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum and the
new building of the Southern Ute Growth
For more information or to sign up, contact trip leaders Jim and Rhonda
SJBAS annual meeting and holiday party
Other Trips and Activities Not Directly Affiliated with
|March 17 - 20
Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists annual
meeting, Salida, CO
June 9 - 12
Mining History Association annual conference, Telluride, CO
June 30 - July 4
Five-day Canoe Trip on the Gunnison River
This will be a five-day canoe
and camping trip on the Gunnison River hosted by the San Juan
Mountains Association and outfitted by
Centennial Canoe Outfitters. Paddlers will float the Dominguez Canyon reach
from Hotchkiss to Whitewater. Space for SJBAS members is subject to
availability. For more information and to sign up,
contact Andy Gulliford at
August 19 - 21
Three-day Canoe Trip on the Gunnison River
This will be a three-day
canoe trip on the Gunnison River hosted by History Colorado and
Centennial Canoe Outfitters.
Paddlers will float the Dominguez Canyon reach from Escalante Canyon to
Whitewater. Space for SJBAS members is subject to availability. For more information and to sign up, contact Andy Gulliford