San Juan Basin
Archaeological Society

Chapter of the Colorado
Archaeological Society
Lewis Mill

The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society... exploring, learning about, and preserving
archaeological, cultural, and historical resources in the Four Corners region since 1979.


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Next SJBAS Meeting

Wednesday, January 9th

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 9th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. After a business meeting, including a review of 2018 field trips and a preview of the 2019 field trip schedule, Chuck Riggs, Ph.D. will present a program on the 2018 FLC field school work at the Bowthorpe Site. Blythe Morrison, the speaker originally scheduled, had a conflict arise. There will be a social at 6:30 p.m. in the CSWS Foyer.

Charles R. Riggs, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Fort Lewis College, received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1999. He is a Registered Professional Archaeologist and his area of expertise is in Southwest archaeology with emphases on prehistoric architecture, migration, GIS-based approaches, public education, Native American collaboration, and cultural resource management. His experience in Southwest archaeology includes fieldwork or research throughout Arizona, and in southern California, New Mexico and Colorado.
Dr. Riggs teaches Introduction to Anthropology, Introduction to Archaeology, Prehistory of the Southwest, Topics in American Prehistory, Topics in Social Archaeology, Ancient Egypt, Legal and Ethical Issues in Anthropology, Research Methods in Anthropology, Advanced Studies in Southwest Archaeology, and Senior Seminar in Anthropology as part of his regular teaching rotation. In addition, he believes strongly in experiential education and regularly offers off-campus courses at the Pigg Site and in places like Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde National Park.

SJBAS Quick References

SJBAS field trip schedule - Field Trips

SJBAS guide - Quick Reference Guide

SJBAS brochure - Brochure 2018

SJBAS newsletter -
Moki Messenger - December 2018

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