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Saginaw Valley Chapter

 

 

Officers:

 
President:  Mike Mauer mikmauer@rocketmail.com
Vice President:  Kerry Bennett tk_Bennett@yahoo.com
Secretary:  Theresa Breza
Treasurer:  Ken Kosidlo kenkosidlo@aol.com
 
 

Meetings:

 

First Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM at the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History, 500 Federal Ave, Saginaw, MI.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MEETING TIME HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY CHANGED FROM 7:30 PM TO 7:00 PM.

 

Visitors are welcome.

 

 

Meeting Topics:

 

March 5, 2015: Ashley Lemke will present “Early Art in North America: Engraved artifacts from the Gault Site, Texas”

 

A little known aspect of Paleoindian life in North America is their artwork. In fact, rock art, engraved stones, carved bones, beads, and pendants are much more common in the Paleoindian archaeological record than traditionally assumed.  Numerous incised stones have been excavated from the Gault site in Texas, and 11 of these date to the Clovis time period. This talk will present these artifacts from Gault, explore other cases of Paleoindian art, and explain what these objects can tell us about life in the Americas 13,000 years ago.

 

 

Other:

 

MAS dues are due. Dues may paid at the chapter meeting or online with PayPal at the MAS website (www.miarch.org). Forms will be available at chapter meetings or may be downloaded from the website.

 

February 22, 2015: MAS Board meeting. If you have an item for the agenda, please contact the chapter president, Mike Mauer.

Help Wanted: Due to very recent (December 2014) construction activity at the Fort Gratiot site (Pt. Huron, Michigan), some salvage work was performed by Richard Stamps, Bruce Hawkins and Rob Richardson. Over twenty dump truck loads of soil have been removed from the dry moat location. This material will need to be screened once the weather warms. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Rob Richardson at:

St. Clair County Community College

(810) 989-5613

rrichardson@sc4.edu

Sanilac Petroglyphs presentation: There will be a presentation on the Sanilac Petroglyphs at the upcoming Historical Society of Michigan local history conference. The presentation is at 10:15 a.m., Friday, March 13, 2015, at the Best Western, 34911 Van Dyke Avenue, Sterling Heights, MI 48312.  Registration is required. Conference cost is $45 prior to March 3, $55 after. Late registration at the door will begin at 8 a.m. Telephone (517) 324-1828  Online registration is available. If you are interested in attending, please visit the website at: http://www.hsmichigan.org/conferences/local-history-conference/

Written in Stone: The Sanilac Petroglyphs

Dean Anderson, State Historic Preservation Office  Shannon Martin, Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways, Stacy Tchorzynski, Michigan Historical Center/State Historic Preservation Office

The Sanilac Petroglyphs are the largest collection of Native American rock carvings known in Michigan. Attendees will learn about the site through archaeological and tribal perspectives. The speakers will also reveal the current plans to preserve and interpret this important place.

 

 

Presentation DVDs:

 

Fellow Chapter Member Robert Hoppe had the forethought to record several programs from the late 1980s to early 1990s.  He has made them available for viewing on DVD by MAS members upon checkout at the Castle Museum.  Click here for a list of programs available.