Field Trip and Activity Schedule - 2017
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SJBAS meeting - speaker Michael Martin Ph.D. from Fort Lewis
College will present: "Public
History as ‘Speculative’ History through Archaeology: Pros and Cons."
Helen Sloan Daniels Collection presentation at Animas Museum
Mona Charles, Grant Project Director at the Animas Museum, will present
a special talk for SJBAS members about the Helen Sloan Daniels
Collection. For more
information or to sign up, contact Janice Sheftel at
SJBAS meeting - Jeanne Brako, Curator at the Center of Southwest
Studies, will present: "Navajo,
Pueblo and Hispanic Textiles of the Southwest: a historic summary."
February 10 - 12
Exploring Cochise County, Arizona |
This is Gail and Marlo's popular multi-day hotel trip to Southeast
Arizona. For more information or to signup, contact
trip leaders Gail and Marlo Schulz at firstname.lastname@example.org
SJBAS meeting - Connie Massingale will present: "Provenience ~ A
Sense of Origin" and “Utilization of
Plants by Puebloan Peoples” followed by a business meeting.
SJBAS meeting - Jane Thompson will present: "The
History of Uravan, Colorado."
SJBAS Board meeting
26 - 28
El Morro and El Malpais National Monuments, and Acoma Pueblo - New Mexico
This is a three-day camping trip to New Mexico. Activities
will include hiking the Inscription and Mesa Top trails at El Morro;
hiking to several Ancestral Puebloan rock art and habitation sites,
historic homesteads, and a historic trail at El Malpais; and taking a
guided tour of Acoma Pueblo, the Sky City. The
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.
|May 6 - 7
||Montezuma Canyon and Hovenweep Exploration
This will be a
2-day camping or motel trip to visit Ancestral Puebloan sites in Southeast Utah.
On the first day we will visit either the main Square Tower Complex or
the outlier sites at Hovenweep National Monument, and rock art sites and
Three Kiva site in the Montezuma Creek Valley. We will spend the second
day visiting surface sites, cliff dwellings, and rock art panels further
north in Montezuma Canyon. All of the walks are nearly level and less
than ¼ mile long. Overnight options include a motel in Blanding or
camping at Hovenweep. Trip participation limit is 16. For more information or to
sign up, contact trip leader Bob Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 970-385-8949.
SJBAS meeting - Dr. Steve Lekson, Curator of Archaeology
at the Museum of Natural History, University of Colorado Boulder, will present: "Chaco:
North and South."
Special Lecture - At noon
in the Lyceum,
Dr. Lekson will present:
"The Mimbres: Dimples,
Slip-Slop and Clapboard: What They Are and What They
Mean.” This lecture is free and open to the
|May 18 - 21
This will be a
4-day motel trip to Northern Arizona to explore the lands and culture of
The trip participation limit is 10.
For more information or to
sign up, contact trip leader Rusty Chamberlain at
|June 2 - 4
Uranium Mining and Milling in Western Colorado
will be a 3-day motel trip to tour uranium mines and milling operations
in the Naturita area.
Among other places, we will visit the town of Uravan, the Hanging Flume,
a few old mines in Long Park and some petroglyph panels in East Paradox
Valley. Jane Thompson of
the Rimrocker Historical Society will be our tour guide; she is also the
speaker at our April meeting.We have rooms
reserved at the Rimrock Hotel
SJBAS members who want to participate should call 970-865-2500 to make
reservations ASAP, mentioning SJBAS, and then email Janice to
let her know you have made them. Follow
link for more
To sign up, contact trip leader Janice Sheftel at
June 8 - 10
Explore Canyon de Chelly National Monument - Arizona
This will be a 3-day
camping or hotel trip
A Navajo guide will take our group on a day-long jeep excursion into the
Canyon and a guided evening hike is also planned. The trip
participation limit is 12.
information or to sign up, contact trip leader Joan Kellogg at
SJBAS annual picnic
||SJBAS meeting - Janet Lever-Wood will
present: "Weaving the World Together."
|July 17 - 18
Tour Silverton Cemetery and Mining Museum and Explore Animas Forks
This will be a 2-day camping or hotel trip.
Mary Beaber will guide our group through the
Hillside Cemetery and Bev Rich from
the Silverton Historical Society would guide us through the museum and
trip to Animas Forks.
Trip participation limit is 14. For more information and trip details, follow this
To sign up, contact trip leader Joan Kellogg at
SJBAS meeting - Kari Schleher, from Crow Canyon
will present: "Pottery Production, Learning, and Social Networks from the Central Mesa
Verde Region to Galisteo Basin."
- Dr. Jesse Tune, FLC Professor,
Times They Were ‘A-Changin’: Life on the Colorado Plateau at the End of
the Ice Age.”
John W. Sanders Lecture Series - Dr. Doug Owsley from the Smithsonian
Institution will present: "Forensic Investigation of the 17th
Century Chesapeake: Colonial Jamestown and Historic St. Mary’s City."
The Leland House and Rochester Hotel are providing complimentary lodging
for Dr. Owsley and his wife.
September 25 - 27
Ancestral Puebloan Sites on Cedar Mesa - Utah
3-day camping trip, we will visit Ancestral Puebloan sites in
remote canyons on Cedar Mesa. The hiking will be moderately difficult
with some off-trail hiking required; hikes may be up to seven miles long
and include elevation changes of over 400 feet. 4WD/HC vehicles will be
necessary, but carpooling will be arranged. We will camp in the
dispersed BLM campground in Comb Wash. The trip participation limit is
12. For more information or to signup, contact trip leaders Barb and
Lyle Hancock at
SJBAS meeting - Dr. Andrew Gulliford, professor of History and
Environmental Studies at Fort Lewis College, will
present: "The Woolly West: Colorado’s Hidden History of
PAAC class in Durango - Archaeological Practice in Colorado
|October 27 - 29
Nine Mile Canyon and USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum in Price, Utah
This is a
3-day motel trip to visit one of the largest concentrations of
rock art in Utah
and to tour an amazing museum. For more information or to sign up, contact Tish Varney at
October 27 - 29
CAS annual meeting in Denver, CO
SJBAS meeting -
Kenneth Wright, CFO and Principal Engineer for Wright Water
Engineers, will present: The
Great Inca Road: A Pre-Historic Highway Engineering Marvel." This
Andean Road System
has recently been listed by UNESCO as a
World Heritage Site.
SJBAS annual meeting and holiday party
Other Trips and Activities Not Directly Affiliated with
|March 9 - 12
Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists annual
meeting, Grand Junction, CO
July 8 - 10
Three-day Canoe Trip Hosted by History Colrado
This will be a three-day
canoe trip on the Colorado River hosted by History Colorado and
Centennial Canoe Outfitters.
Paddlers will float through the McInnis Canyon National Conservation
Area. Space for SJBAS members is subject to availability. For more information and to sign up, contact Andy Gulliford
August 10 - 13
Pecos Conference 2017
at Pecos, New Mexico