San Juan Basin
Archaeological Society

A Colorado Nonprofit Corporation
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 Meeting – August 12 via Zoom

On August 12th, at 7:00 p.m. MDT, Richard Jenkinson will use Zoom to present "Rock Art of Dinetah: Stories of Heroes and Healing." 

Richard Jenkinson is a retired high school English teacher. For the first fourteen years of his career he taught on the Navajo reservation in Kayenta, Arizona. Navajo literature was a part of the curriculum each year. The Navajo rock art of Dinetah, the area including Largo and Gobernador canyons, has many connections to traditional Navajo stories. This presentation will examine the rock art and the stories and ceremonies related to it.

SJBAS July 8th presentation

For those who missed the July 8th Zoom presentation, "Mosaic Water Features and Public Fountains in Pompeii" by Wayne Lorenz, we recorded a video that you may access at this link: Pompeii Water Features. Due to technical difficulties, viewers should skip the first 4 minutes. Click on the red arrow to start and then skip ahead to 4:00 minutes.

The Next 40 Years! – Volunteering for SJBAS  

Volunteers have made SJBAS a great organization for over 40 years and your Board is planning for the future. We are actively seeking members to help with a variety of volunteer opportunities. Volunteering can be as simple as bringing cookies to a pre-meeting social, leading a field trip, or even becoming a Board member. There are many ways to get involved.

We have developed a specific list of Volunteer Opportunities in a questionnaire format to solicit feedback from members who may be interested in volunteering in some capacity. Please follow this link to the Volunteer Opportunities List. We encourage members to print the list, complete the contact information, and indicate areas of interest. Completed forms may be scanned and emailed to Susan Hicks,, mailed to Susan at: SJBAS, Attn: Susan Hicks, P.O. Box 3153, Durango, CO 81302, or brought to our next meeting.

Crow Canyon Webinars 

If you were not able to participate in the Crow Canyon webinars, this link will take you to their Archaeology Webinars page where recordings of the webinars can be found:

Online Video Resources

Have you missed an online presentation, or are you looking for more? Check out these YouTube channels to stay up to date.

Amerind Foundation,
Archaeology Southwest,
Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society,
Arizona State Museum,
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center,
Mesa Prieta Petroglyphs Project,
Museum of Indian Arts and Cultures,
School for Advanced Research,
Society for American Archaeology’s “Archiving the Archaeologists,”

SJBAS Quick References

Quick Reference Guide

Lecture and Presentation Schedule - 2020

Field Trips - 2020

Brochure - 2020

Moki Messenger - July - August 2020

Volunteer Opportunities


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This site was last edited on July 26, 2020.

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