San Juan Basin Archaeological Society

Chapter of the Colorado
Archaeological Society

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


Next SJBAS Meeting

Thursday, February 11th, 7:00 p.m.

Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College 

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, February 11th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. After a brief business meeting, Pete Foster will present, "Moray, Peru: the planning, hydrology, hydraulics, construction and agriculture of this monumental Inca project".

Pete Foster is a native of Grand Junction, CO. He is married to Nancy Foster and they have two boys Liam and Nathan. He graduated from The Colorado College and went on to earn a Master’s degree in civil engineering (Colorado State University, 1994), specializing in water resources planning and management. He is currently Vice-President of Wright Water Engineers, Inc., managing its Durango office. In this capacity, he works as a Senior Project Engineer on water rights analyses, water supply feasibility studies, environmental permitting, and design and construction of water and wastewater facilities for ditch and canal companies, municipalities, Native American tribes, special districts, and private industry. He has over 20 years of water engineering experience.

He received gubernatorial appointments to serve on the boards of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (2007-2015) and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Environmental Control Commission (2006-2012). Pete is a registered professional engineer in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. He participates in Wright Paleohydrological Institute focusing on the Four Corners Area, Peru and Pompeii, Italy.

New Web Page

Check out our new web page, Education. This page contains links to various resources on the Internet that offer excellent information and insight on the archaeology and history of the Four Corners region. This page is a work in progress, and we encourage members to submit material. 

Membership renewals are due by January 31st.

To renew or join SJBAS, follow this link to our Annual Membership Form. Please complete and sign the Membership Form, “Waiver of Liability” and “Proper Etiquette” statements, make your check payable to ‘SJBAS’ and mail just the one-page Annual Membership Form and your payment to our treasurer: Mark Gebhardt, 107 St. Andrews Circle, Durango, CO  81301. Please keep the “Waiver of Liability” and “Proper Etiquette” statements for your records. Donations to the John W. Sanders Internship Fund may be included.



SJBAS newsletter   Moki Messenger - February 2016

CAS newsletter    The Surveyor - Fall 2015


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This site was last edited on January 29, 2016.


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