San Juan Basin Archaeological Society

Chapter of the Colorado
Archaeological Society

The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society... exploring, learning about, and preserving
archaeological, cultural, and historical resources in the Four Corners region since 1979.


Next SJBAS Meeting

Thursday, September 8th

Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College

Our next meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 8th, in the Lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. After a brief business meeting, speaker Dr. Dawn Mulhern will present “Mortuary Practices of the Durango Basketmakers.”

Dawn M. Mulhern is Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Coordinator of the Forensic Studies Minor, and NAGPRA Coordinator at Fort Lewis College. She received her B.S. from Cornell University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Mulhern’s teaching and research interests are in skeletal biology, forensic anthropology, paleopathology, human evolution, and repatriation. She is currently collaborating with Mona Charles on two projects studying the Basketmaker II people from the Durango area, including the Darkmold site and Falls Creek Shelters. Dr. Mulhern presents papers annually at national conferences and has taught at workshops in forensic histology at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and for the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.

Dr. Mulhern serves as the college’s NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) Coordinator and teaches Introduction to Anthropology, Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Human Biological Variation, Introduction to Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Osteology and Bioarchaeology, Research in Human Origins, and Fundamentals of Anthropological Research.




SJBAS brochure - Brochure 2016

SJBAS newsletter   Moki Messenger - August 2016

CAS newsletter    THE SURVEYOR - Summer 2016     


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