San Juan Basin Archaeological Society

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Archaeological Society

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Next SJBAS Meeting

Thursday, May 14th

Fort Lewis College

Our next regular meeting will be held on Thursday, May 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies. After a brief business meeting, Dr. Arthur Joyce will present: “Oaxaca, Mexico”.

Dr. Joyce's geographical focus is Mesoamerica, especially the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Joyce directs two interdisciplinary archaeological projects in Oaxaca: A regional project in the lower Río Verde Valley that examines the history of complex societies from ca. 1500 B.C. to A.D. 1522 and an interdisciplinary project investigating the history of human impact on the environment along the Río Verde drainage system. He draws on theoretical and methodological inspirations ranging from the social sciences and humanities to the natural sciences. An important component of Joyce’s research is the training of graduate students who collaborate with him on field projects and carry out independent research in Oaxaca. His MA and Ph.D. students have carried out research involving excavations of residences and public buildings, geoarchaeological studies of agricultural terraces, archaeological survey, and laboratory studies of ceramics, figurines, and lithics. His two most recent Ph.D. students have gone on to tenure track positions at research universities.

SJBAS newsletter Moki Messenger - April 2015


CAS newsletter The Surveyor - Winter 2015



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