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, November 14th 

7:00 p.m. at the Lyceum, Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 14th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies, FLC. After a brief business meeting, Kristin Bowen will speak about her various experiences working as a professional archaeologist for the federal government across the western United States and give updates on her office’s current projects. There will be a social in the CSWS foyer at 6:30 p.m.

Kristin Bowen works in Durango as the Lead Archaeologist for the Bureau of Reclamation Western Colorado Area Office. Kristin started her career in Montana doing historic archaeology specializing in mining related sites and documenting ghost towns. Kristin received her master’s degree in Anthropology, with an emphasis on Archaeology, from the University of Montana. Her thesis was on the Overseas Chinese in the late 1800s in Virginia City, Montana. Moving around the west she has previously worked as an Archaeologist for the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service, in Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, and several locations in Colorado. Kristin enjoys doing public education and interpretation and is a Project Archaeology Master Teacher. She is also the author of the Images of America pictorial history book on Meeker, Colorado.

Kristin and her office are currently managing the cultural resource compliance work for the Navajo Gallup Water Supply Project, the Department of Interior’s highest priority infrastructure project, and the largest federal archaeological project in the United States.

ristin lives in Bayfield with her son and daughter and enjoys spending her free time visiting archaeological sites, museums, breweries, and National Parks.

SJBAS Quick References

SJBAS field trip schedule - Field Trips

SJBAS guide - Quick Reference Guide

SJBAS brochure - Brochure 2018

SJBAS newsletter -
Moki Messenger - November 2018

Life-Long Learning Lecture Series - Fall 2018 Schedule

Fort Lewis College - CSWS Summer Lecture Series - "Women in the Southwest"

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This site was last edited on November 7, 2018.


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