From the President, David Greenwald:
Hello Members and Supporters.
Here is a list of announcements regarding upcoming activities. Please let me
know if anyone has suggestions regarding space/building where we can continue the Tulie Talks.
1. A brief summary of the auger testing conducted at the reservoir
at Creekside. We were able to dig a number of auger holes and determine that a basin features exists in the general location of what we had originally recognized as the reservoir. My impressions based on this limited work is that a reservoir did exist but remains in poor condition due to erosion. Future work will include digging hand-excavation units to further study the organic deposits we encountered.
2. October 19th is International Archaeology Day, so on October
20th, I am planning a tour to various sites in Tularosa Canyon in lieu of a lecture. We will begin at the Great Great Kiva and then visit the Fudge Kiva (new info on this site to be shared), and then visit a small pueblo with a probably kiva that is built into the roomblock that is located nearby. If there is time, we will also visit the Twin Kivas Site and Creekside. During this tour I will present some prelim info on the associations we are noting between kiva locations, their alignments, and calendric events (solstices and equinox events). We will meet at the wye in Tularosa at 8:00 am. Bring water, snacks, good walking shoes (rough terrain, few actual trails to follow), hat,
layers, gloves are helpful.
3. Jornada Research and the Tularosa Arts and History Council
(TAHC) have joined together to help bring the Ronda los Carrozas de Cifuentes (a traditional Spanish Christmas Music program) to Tulaorsa. This group will be coming to New Mexico from Guadalajara, Spain, under a New Mexico Humanities Council grant (for small communities) and will spend two days in Tularosa doing presentations and performing for the intermediary school and for the public (details to be announced as the date draws nearer). The program for the public is free. This will be a great opportunity to observe and enjoy some traditional Spanish holiday music by this Ronda group, an aspect of humanities linked with cultural heritage.
4. Jornada Research, under the tutelage of Dr. Jeffery Hanson, will be
offering a two day training course in Albuquerque on the National Historic
Preservation Act on Oct 22 and 23. This class is approved for continuing
education credits for professionals but also is informative and
educational for others who have an interest in Historic Preservation or
may have to deal with Historic Preservation matters as part of their job
responsibilities. The course is $175.00 for professionals and $140.00 for
students. You can download a registration form from our website to
register and also get more information from Jeff Hanson (817) 658-5544 or
5. Tulie Talks is in need of finding a venue that will accommodate
40 –50 people comfortably, suitable for showing films/videos, powerpoints, and lectures. We have several presentations that we could be sharing with you if we could find a location. Our preference is to continue in Tularosa,
one presentation each month. If you have any ideas for a workable venue,
please contact me. The Dry Goods Store on Granado was great; good
location, size was more than sufficient, and good acoustics.
6. Creekside Village and Twin Kivas: Look for future announcements
regarding field dates for continuing efforts at both sites.