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Webinar: Alexandria Project: Baseline Approach to Recording 350+ Rock Art Sites
The Alexandria Project: a Baseline Approach to Recording 350+ Rock Art Sites The Rock Art Chapter (one of the 10 chapters of CAS), since it is a statewide chapter, rather than having lecture meetings, earlier this year began broadcasting webinars to which they invite all CAS members. You might want to consider if you are, for example, a CAS-GJ member, joining the Rock Art Chapter as a secondary membership (it's 1/2 price to be a secondary member in any other chapter). You can learn more abut the Rock Art Chapter at www.coloradorockart.org An RSVP on the CAS-GJ calendar is just a way to show others you are interested. Or, if people are interested in watching it together, maybe someone wants to volunteer their living room to watch as a group then have followup discussion? Or, maybe Pablo's Pizza in Fruita or other public location with TVs would be interested in hosting the event? This webinar's speakers are Amanda Castañeda and Charles Koenig. Location: Click https://zoom.us/j/6136944443 any time after 6:45pm. For more detailed instructions, see below. For over twenty years, Shumla Archaeological Research & Education Center www.shumla.org has studied and promoted the preservation of rock art in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands along the U.S.-Mexico border. In July 2017 Shumla launched the three-year Alexandria Project designed to gather an extensive data-set from over 350 known rock art sites in Val Verde County, Texas. A long term, ambitious project such as this requires careful forethought and planning. This presentation outlines the methodological considerations and procedures, as well as some of the research questions that we hope to address. Amanda Castañeda is the Assistant Project Archaeologist for Shumla Archaeological Research and Education Center. She is a native Texan and received her M.A. from Texas State University with a thesis project examining ground stone bedrock features across the Lower Pecos Canyonlands. She has been working in the Lower Pecos since 2009 and specializes in rock art recording and iconographic analysis. Charles Koenig is the Project Archaeologist for Shumla. He is a Texas transplant from Silverthone, Colorado and also received his M.A. from Texas State University. Charles' thesis project focused on the distribution of burned rock middens (earth oven facilities) across the landscape. He led excavations in Eagle Nest Canyon for the Ancient Southwest Texas Project from[masked]. Together, Amanda and Charles manage and lead the Alexandria Project at Shumla. How do you join our web lecture? Join from your PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android, includes tablets and smart phones. Starting at 6:45 pm on Wednesday, April 17 or Monday, May 21 , you can join our web lecture using the information below. The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm MDT. Instructions to join the web lecture Option 1. Go to zoom.us and click "Join a Meeting" at top right and then enter our meeting number[masked]. Follow the zoon application instructions. If you have used zoom before you will likely go straight to the lecture page. If you have problems, please call the help line below and Joel Hurmence will help you get online. Option 2. Click on this link https://zoom.us/j/6136944443 Follow the zoom application instructions. If you have used zoom before you will likely go straight to the lecture page. If you have problems, please call the help line below and Joel Hurmence will help you get online. Help line. If you do have issues we will have a conference bridge open and CRAA Vice President Joel Hurmence or others will be on hand to answer concerns. Conference Bridge phone number is[masked]; after the phone answers then enter the Conference Code:[masked]. We will have someone on from 6:45 until 7:15. Please send us feedback on our web lectures to [masked].

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Welcome to the meetup page/ calendar for the Grand Junction chapter (https://casgjchapter.wildapricot.org/) of the 80+ year old Colorado Archaeological Society. This site we use mostly for the calendar function. To learn more about our chapter &/or to become a dues-paying member please visit http://www.cas-gj.org .

We are one of 11 local chapters of the Colorado Archaeological Society (http://www.coloradoarchaeology.org/)(CAS).

Our location in western Colorado, just minutes from the Utah state line, puts us in the center of a 13,000-year-old American Indian habitation 'dig' site, rock art and ruins of many ages, history, culture and remnants of the old west, many phases of mining from silver and gold to uranium.

Along with all this to see, study and help preserve, we have access to private company, government and academic archaeologists to give monthly presentations. Among our members, many have the desire to share what they know in the form of frequent field trips.

With a past president of our chapter working as a librarian, it might be easy to guess that we have a Book Club. This is an informal group that meets most months at a downtown bookstore to discuss a book of arcaeological signifigance. We have occasionally been able to have the author join us for the book discussion.

You need to be a dues-paying member of our chapter to participate in field trips. Click this link (https://casgjchapter.wildapricot.org/join)to reach our membership page where you can join online or print a membership form and join that way.

We look forward to seeing you soon at a meeting, book club or a field trip.

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