Arizona Archaeological Society




Desert Foothills Chapter is located in Cave Creek, AZ. The scenic Cave Creek spills out of the mountains through Spur Cross Ranch and down into the valley of the Hohokam.   

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Scott Wood Retirement PartyA Happy Occasion and Good News:

On February 7, 2015, we joined National Forest Service personnel and many other professional or private friends/associates of Scott Wood at his retirement party in Mesa, Az.  Scott was the Tonto National Forest Archaeologist for 40 years and long time archaeologist working with Desert Foothill Chapter.  He has guided us, taught us, and participated with us on many adventures always giving willingly of his time.  The best news is Scott's new position creating "Friend's of the Tonto National Forest" 501-C3 and continuing his association with the AAS Desert Foothills Chapter means that we continue our long association with him.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Field trips, workshops, classes, and special extended activities are open to AAS members only.  This type of activity often requires a signed AAS-DFC Liability Release Form


Chapter Officers

Last Edit - 05/24/2021

2022 Office

Office Holder

Contact Data

President/Classes/Workshops  Mary Kearney
Vice President Larry Ross
Treasurer Kathy Queen
Secretary Alan Troxel
Director/SalesSusanne Egan
Director Tammy Teegardin
Advisor Scott Wood
Advisor Mark Hackbarth
Membership Glenda Simmons 
Chapter Website Roger Kearney
Audio-Visual Roger Kearney

NOTE:  Contact information removed because of unscrupulous usage by scoundrels, please contact at meetings - sorry :-(

A/V NOTE:  Our chapter President picked up the Zoom challenge becoming our expert and provider for all Zoom activities.      



Chapter Meetings/Member-Only Instructions 

We meet September through May in the

Community Building (Maitland Hall) of the Good Shepherd of the Hills Church,

 6502 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331.

Socialization and refreshments at 7:00pm, business meeting and program approx. 7:30pm.


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 Click Here, for "2023" Desert Foothills Chapter Membership renewal form.

 Click Here, for address to mail Desert Foothills Chapter renewal form.

 Click Here, for "new" membership brochure of the Desert Foothills Chapter.


**NOTE**  Click on event title for expanded view and details, click "Back" in the event description area to return here. 


Upcoming events

Slide show contents from trip activities and Wall of Pottery from Arizona State Museum tour in Tucson.  Slide show contents updated periodically to provide insight for potential future trip participants.




General Meeting Info, Fast Speaker Reference, DFC Activities Chart

     ** Please Note DFC Regular February Meeting Moved From Wednesday To Thursday, Ash Wednesday Observance ** 

Meeting Place Day & Time Location
Good Shepherd Church Second Wednesday of each month
7:00 Socialization & Refreshments
7:30 Business Meeting & Program
6502 E Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ
85331  (near Dairy Queen)

Speaker Topic



Ice Age AZ: People, Animal, Plant September 13, 2023 @7:30P Richard Ryan - Archaeologist
Sightlines & Site Lines, Ancient Astro.  October 11, 2023 @7:30P PhD Jim Krehbiel - OWU 
Growing in the Desert, Tohono O'odham  November 08, 2023 @7:30P PhD Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan
Holiday Party  December 11, 2023 @ 5:30P Holiday Spirit 
Scarlet Macaws in Southern Arizona  January 10, 2024 @ 7:30P  PhD Christopher Schwartz - ASU 
The Great Murals of Baja California February 15, 2024 @ 7:30P PhD Todd Bostwick
Sierra Ancha Cliff Dwellings March 13, 2024 @ 7:30P  PhD John Nathan Mack, AZH 
Mesoamerican Warfare, Divinities, Sanctuaries  April 10, 2024 @ 7:30P  PhD Joel Palka, ASU 
Arizona Water Use, Prehistory to Present  May 8, 2024 @ 7:30P  Jim Turner, AZH 

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Foothill Community Foundation



Holland Community Center 34250 N. 60th St., Bldg. B, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

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Local Museum   





Cave Creek Museum 6140 East Skyline Drive
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

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