meeting will be held on Wednesday,
October 10th, at 7:00
p.m. at the Lyceum at the Center of
Southwest Studies, FLC. After a
brief business meeting,
Geri Hockfield Malandra will
Ancient Sites of Ellora: A Microcosm
of South Asia's Archaeological Past.”
There will be a social at 6:30 p.m.
in the CSWS foyer.
Malandra has been traveling to and
studying India since the early
As an undergraduate, she
pursued an interdisciplinary degree
in archaeology and anthropology at
Carleton College in Minnesota.
She had the great good
fortune to study as well with Elden
Johnson, the state archeologist who
was one of the first American
scholars to collect and document the
middle-Paleolithic chopper culture
of Pakistan’s Swat Valley.
So, her first encounter with
ancient South Asian material culture
was truly ancient: cataloguing
stone-age choppers in Dr. Johnson’s
archive at the University of
interdisciplinary studies moved her
later in time, however, toward
ancient history, languages, and art
of the Near East and India.
She studied both Sumerian and
Sanskrit, preparing for research in
Ultimately, her research
focused on the ancient historic era
But, she feels strongly that
her early training as an
archaeologist provided a crucial
foundation for systematic
observation, documentation, and
interpretation of evidence for
received her Ph.D. in Ancient
Studies from the University of
Minnesota, Twin Cities, where she
taught Ancient Near Eastern History
and World History.
She is the author of Unfolding
a Mandala: The Buddhist Cave
Temples of Ellora (SUNY Press,
1983), and numerous articles and
presentations on ancient South Asian
coins and Buddhist art.
professional career included policy
and executive roles at the National
Federation of State Humanities
Councils, the University of
Minnesota, the University of Texas
System, the U.S. Department of
Education, the American Council on
Education, Kaplan University, and
currently as a trustee of Ashford
in Durango with her husband, William
Malandra, and their Olde English
Now semi-retired, she
currently serves La Plata County as
a Planning Commissioner and member
of the county’s Board of Adjustment.
CAS annual meeting and conference
- September 21 - 23 - Cortez -
Registration, Field Trips
WAIT, ARE THOSE RAFFLE TICKETS?
And if I buy one, I fund a
scholarship AND have a chance to win
a Navajo rug.
What is the Alice Hamilton
The Alice Hamilton Scholarship
provides undergraduate and graduate
students majoring in Anthropology or
field with emphasis in Archaeology
the opportunity to
receive $250 - $750.
Since its inception in 1978, the
Colorado Archaeological Society has
distributed 259 awards totaling
$96,300. Funds come from raffle
ticket sales, a silent auction held
at the CAS annual meeting, and $1
annually from each CAS membership.
Scholarships are awarded by CAS in
memory of Alice Hamilton (a Denver
Chapter member and avid supporter of
Recipients must be students of
an accredited Colorado university or
What does the
The competitive awards can be
used to fund research
projects, lab fees, field school,
tuition, books, etc.
For more information about raffle
tickets, follow this link:
Raffle Tickets. Tickets
may be purchased at the August and
September SJBAS meetings
or directly from Janice at
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