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, March 8th, 7:00 p.m.

 Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College

The next SJBAS meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 8th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. Connie Massingale will present two short presentations: "Provenience ~ A Sense of Origin" and “Utilization of Plants by Puebloan Peoples.” After these presentations, we will hold a business meeting. A social before the meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the CSWS foyer.

Since the dawn of human evolution, the plant kingdom has been an integral part of daily sustenance, whether in the context of food, medicine, living or structural materials or ceremonial uses. In this presentation, Connie will share some of the many plant uses in the Puebloan province of the newly created Bears Ears National Monument.

Ms. Massingale is working toward her certification of advocational archaeology. She has been enthralled with the landscape and archaeology of the Southwest, particularly Cedar Mesa for 40 years, and still spends any free time roaming the canyons and plateaus. She is a volunteer with several archaeologists who are recording architectural sites and rock art panels on Cedar Mesa and in the Moab area. Photography is one of her other passions, so the two go hand in hand very nicely. It is wonderful to be able to share these images with others who share the love of the land and the First People who resided and traveled there.


SJBAS guide - Quick Reference Guide

SJBAS brochure - Brochure 2017

SJBAS newsletter - Moki Messenger - February 2017

CAS newsletter - The Surveyor - Fall 2016     


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This site was last edited on February 9, 2017.


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