Sitgreaves Site Survey III 2019 - Passport in Time

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Closed! Sitgreaves Site Location Project, Part III

Pit_project_group_photo.jpg by Sara Stauffer, US Forest Service
2018 Sitgreaves Location Project Volunteers

September 16-20, 2019

Volunteers must commit to entire session

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest (ASNF) is looking for volunteers to help locate and record archaeological sites during the ASNF’s 3rd Annual Sitgreaves Site Location Project! The ASNF is located in east-central Arizona, sitting above the Mogollon Rim. This area of Arizona played an important part in the story of the Southwest and continues to do so today. As technology has improved, archaeologists on the ASNF have noticed that our data are no longer viable, and we need PIT volunteers to help us remedy that situation! Not only will you be helping us to create better data, but you’ll also help us to add to the story of the Mogollon Rim.

Our project will include hiking over hilly terrain, up to 4 miles a day, at roughly 6,800 feet above sea level. We will be looking for archaeological sites that have been previously recorded, but that do not have good locational information. Once we find a site, we will photograph, describe, map the area with accurate GPS equipment, and document any artifacts. If we are lucky, we might even find sites that have never been recorded! So, please join us this fall for another “hike into the past!”

Number of openings: 14

Special skills: Volunteers must be capable of hiking moderate distances each day over hilly and often rough terrain, and in often variable weather conditions; previous archaeological survey, photography, GPS/mapping, and/or artifact identification experience helpful, but not required
Minimum age: 14 years old; Any applicant under the age of 18 must apply with a parent or guardian, who must submit a separate application and indicate they plan to attend

Facilities: Tent or RV camping at no charge at Lewis Canyon Campground, just south of the community of Pinedale, in a ponderosa pine forest; pit toilets; no potable water; no RV hook-ups; Show Low and Pinetop-Lakeside are both full-service communities, with hotels/motels, restaurants, grocery stores, and a full range of other amenities; volunteers responsible for own lodging/camping equipment, meals, water, and daily transportation to and from designated meeting area (if opting to lodge away from “base camp”)

Nearest towns: Show Low, 17 miles; Heber-Overgaard, 23 miles; Pinetop-Lakeside, 40 miles
Applications due: July 8, 2019

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