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

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 13th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. After a brief business meeting, Andrew Carroll will present: “Throwing the baby out with the bathwater: Infant mortality at Poggio Civitate, Murlo”. There will be a social at 6:30 p.m. in the CSWS Foyer.

Poggio Civitate is well known for its early monumental buildings and their tiled and decorated roofs. Art historians have studied the site for years, looking at these symbols of the aristocratic inhabitants. However, the smallest artifacts are revealing a more complete image about life at all levels at Poggio Civitate. Careful collection of faunal remains and a reexamination of the archives has shown class distinctions in the way infant mortality was treated among the non-elite class at Poggio Civitate. This type of holistic analysis helps create a more nuanced and complete picture of Tuscany during the Orientalizing and Archaic Periods. 

Andrew Carroll
has excavated for a decade in Italy, working at both Roman and Etruscan sites. He has excavated an emperor's villa, a bathhouse and a local aristocrats house. He is active in the Classical community, volunteering with the American Classical League and the Classical Association of the Midwest and South. And has taught Latin at various schools for almost a decade. He has just moved to Durango with his wife, who teachers at the Fort. 

2019 SJBAS Membership Dues

Dues for 2019 remain the same and should be paid by January 31. Please complete the membership application form and mail your completed form with your check payable to 'SJBAS' directly to: SJBAS, Attn. Randy Graham, P.O. Box 3153, Durango, CO 81302. Contributions to the John W. Sanders Internship and Education Fund are welcome.

PAAC Class -
Historical Archaeology - Dolores - March 9 - 11

Host: Hisatsinom Chapter
Date: Saturday, March 9 - Monday, March 11
Location: Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum
For more information, contact Tish Varney:

Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists – annual meeting in Durango

The 41st Annual Meeting of the Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists will be held in Durango, March 14 - 17, at the Historic Strater Hotel. Follow this link for more information: Annual Meeting. The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society is proud to sponsor the $100 undergraduate poster first prize. 

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

SJBAS Quick References

     Field Trips

     Quick Reference Guide

     Brochure 2019

Moki Messenger - February 2019

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This site was last edited on February 13, 2019.


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