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 - April 10th

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 10th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. After a brief business meeting, Garry and Ming Adams will present: Spirits of the Stone: a Journey to Southwestern Mystery - seeing rock art from a photographer's eye.There will be a social at 6:30 p.m. in the CSWS Foyer.

Ming and Garry Adams live in McElmo Canyon, where they operate the Canyon of the Ancients Guest Ranch. They are passionate about the ranch, their animals, and guests from all over the world, as well as the historic and exotic landscape. They take every opportunity to explore canyons and mesas in the region in search of rock art.  

Garry was born and raised around Golden, in the Lakewood area. He is passionate about history and photography, and he started photographing rock art 40 years ago. He created an international stock photo agency based in Denver before the internet, and he traveled around the world to set up stock photo affiliates.

Ming is from Taiwan; she came to the United States 20 years ago working at an advertising agency in New York that specialized in the Asian market. Before moving to McElmo, she worked at Charles Schwab in San Francisco and InterTrend Communications in Long Beach. She loves hiking, traveling and cooking. 

Upcoming PAAC Class in Durango – Geophysics and Remote Sensing - May 31 – June 3

Geophysics and Remote Sensing
will be the next PAAC class offered in Durango from May 31st – June 3rd. The class will take place at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. For more information, contact SJBAS PAAC Coordinator, Tish Varney, at or 970-259-4099.

Life-long Learning Lecture Series at Fort Lewis College
Spring 2019 lecture schedule

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     Brochure 2019

Moki Messenger - March 2019

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This site was last edited on March 22, 2019.


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