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GOAT CAMP EXCAVATION FALL 2022


Hey Goat Campers!

It's that time of year again to give everybody a little update on what we've been doing, so here is the annual report for our 10th (!!!) season of excavation. Enjoy!

Also, our final schedule for the Fall :

September 24

October 8 and 22

November 12 and 26

December 10

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for the reminders I'll send out the week before each session.

I don't know about y'all, but I can't wait to get back to work!

Cheers and stay safe,

Scott


Scott Wood, retired Tonto archaeologist and Rim Country Adviser, leads the excavations at Goat Camp.  Participants must be current members of AAS.  Scott's contact information


Online from April 10, 2022  “Goat Camp Virtual Field Trip” with archaeologist J. Scott Wood sponsored by Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society (AAHS), Tucson

Online from June 17, 2021  “The Goat Camp Ruin Project Volunteer Archaeology in Central Arizona” with J. Scott Wood for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center

Goat Camp Ruin is located in Payson and was occupied from about 750 to 1280 AD.  The site was originally a Hohokam colony that continued to be occupied through the Classic Period.  The Classic Period occupation is called "Payson Tradition" or "Northern Salado".  After several changes in ownership and extensive pot-hunting, the city of Payson took over ownership of the site. The Rim Country Chapter, with Scott Wood’s assistance, proposed creating an archaeological interpretive site as well as a hiking trail for this 6-acre parcel of land, similar to that of nearby Shoofly Ruin. Scott has led groups of volunteers each spring and fall for the past few years excavating and interpreting areas within the overall complex. The goal is not rebuilding or total excavation, but knowledge and public education through an interpretive package.  Shoofly excavation reports are at the bottom of the Rim Chapter webpage.


Ceramic Checklist                                 First Season Report


Site Map                                                Second Season Report


Master Development Plan             Third Season Report 


Excavation and Stabilization Plan       Fourth Season Report


Goat Camp 2018 Fall Plan           Fifth Season Report   


Goat Camp 2019 Spring Plan                Sixth Season Report


Goat Camp 2020 Spring Plan                Seventh Season Report


Goat Camp 2020 Fall Plan Rev           Eighth Season progress impeded by                                                                      pandemic         


Goat Camp 2021 Spring Plan                 Ninth Season Report


Virus Protocol Rev                                  Tenth Season Report




         EXCAVATION



         SCREENING                                                                            CLEANING ARTIFACTS



         SORTING AND IDENTIFYING ARTIFACTS

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