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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Quick Reference: Meeting, Speaker, Activity Chart                     DFC Library                     Local Museum




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 - 12/29/2016

2017 Office

Office Holder

Contact Data

President/Classes/Workshops  Mary Kearney 
1st Vice President Larry Ross 602-820-4040 (home)
2nd Vice President/Archivist Joe J. DeVito 480-575-9019 (home)
480-748-8099 (cell)
Treasurer Kathy Queen 602-996-5426 (home)
602-359-6197 (cell)
Secretary Alan Troxel 623-434-1029 (home)
Director I/SalesSusanne Egan480-216-1966 (cell)
Director II/Newsletter Liz Westcott
480-200-7967 (cell)
Director III/OutreachTammy Teegardin602-999-9153
Advisor Scott Wood 602-482-0083
Advisor Mark Hackbarth 480-894-0020
Membership Glenda Simmons  928-684-3251 (home)
928-231-0785 (cell)
Media Writer/Chapter Website Roger Kearney
Local Hikes Coordinator Larry Morehouse  623-465-0107 (home) 
Audio-Visual Roger Kearney




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.


 View Member-Only Access Inst.  <<<View or Save instructions for access to Member-Only page.

 Click Here, for online membership renewal instructions.

 Click Here, for address to mail Desert Foothill Chapter renewal if not renewing at regular meetings or online with PayPal link.

 Click Here, for "2017" membership renewal paper form for mailing in dues.



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


Upcoming events

13 Sep 2017 7:00 PM • Community Building (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen)
11 Oct 2017 7:00 PM • Community Building (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen)
08 Nov 2017 7:00 PM • Community Building (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen)





General Meeting Info, Fast Speaker Reference, DFC Activities Chart

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

Speaker Topic



Summer BreakJune, July, and AugustEnjoy Your Summer Vacation.... 
Nazca LinesSeptember 13, 2017Todd Bostwick - Verde Valley Archaeology Center 
Gila Bend Area HohokamOctober 11, 2017Aaron Wright - Archaeology Southwest
Mimbres TopicsNovember 08, 2017Patricia Gilman - University of Oklahoma, Emerita
Holiday PartyDecember 13, 2017TBD
SW Native American PotteryJanuary 10, 2018 Allen Dart - Old Pueblo Archaeology
Obliterated Itineraries   February 14, 2018  James Snead - University California Northridge
Bears EarsMarch 14, 2018  Ralph Burrillo
 April 11, 2018  
 May 09, 2018  


 View or Save DFC Activities 2014  <<<Go to DFC 2014 Activities Chart

 View or Save DFC Activities 2015  <<<Go to DFC 2015 Activities Chart

 View or Save DFC Activities 2016  <<<Go to DFC 2016 Activities Chart

 View or Save DFC Activities 2017  <<<Go to DFC 2017 Activities Chart



Chapter Library 


Foothill Community Foundation



Holland Community Center - Reading Room 34250 N. 60th S., Bldg. B Scottsdale, AZ 85266

<Click on Link Above>





Local Museum   





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

<Click on Link Above>



Help Us to Help the Environment:  Still take a paper copy of The Petroglyph?  Help our chapter "go green" and switch from postal delivery to email.  The email version is in color, available earlier than the printed version, and reduces costs to AAS.  To convert to the electronic version, you may use the form on the website ( to sign up or advise your chapter leadership.  Members may also edit their own email selection from within the profile found in the "members-only" area after logon with a password.  Note: as of June 2015, all distribution is electronic unless by chapters for special case distribution.  Eliminating any paper deliveries are the ultimate goal.  Thank you!                                                                              "TOP"

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