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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SJBAS Annual Meeting and Holiday Party

Thursday, December 8th, 6:00 p.m.

 Student Union Ballroom, Fort Lewis College

Our annual meeting and holiday party will take place on Thursday, December 8th, at the Student Union Ballroom at Fort Lewis College. Festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a social hour, cash bar and appetizer table, followed by dinner and program activities. The buffet-style dinner will include beef and chicken entrees, and side accompaniments, salad, dinner rolls, bread/butter, tea and coffee, and dessert.

Activities will include a program featuring the 2016 SJBAS activities and planned 2017 field trips, introduction of new society members, door prizes, election of 2017 chapter officers, and good holiday cheer. Peggy Morris will conduct a silent auction to benefit our John W. Sanders Internship Fund.

Come join your friends for this fun party; we hope to see you there!
Members may invite non-members to attend. To make reservations, follow this link to the Holiday Party Reply Form 2016, complete the form, include a check payable to SJBAS, and mail it to Mark Gebhardt, Treasurer, 107 St. Andrews Circle, Durango, CO 81301. Deadline is December 4th.

For additional information, contact Foxie Mason at or phone 970-247-0252; or Jim Mueller at

Silent Auction

We need your new or gently used items for our holiday party silent auction. Julie at CSWS is able to accept donations, so please contact her at to arrange a drop off. If you have any questions, you may contact Peggy Morris at

Special Auction Alert

One of our members has donated two unique and authentic Navajo rugs to be offered for a fraction of their value at the Holiday Party silent auction. Here is a unique opportunity for SJBAS members who cannot attend the party to bid on these items.

Both weavings are around 20-25 years old. The smaller rug (Navajo rug - 25-and one-half inch by 33-inch.jpg) is a rare raised outline wool contemporary Navajo rug, aniline and natural dyes, 25 1/2” x 33”, weaver unknown. It was appraised by Toh-Atin Gallery of Durango at $450. The minimum bid is only $125 and can be bid at increments of $25. The larger all wool rug (Navajo rug - 37-inch by 48-inch Chinle pattern.jpg) is a rug-on-rug, storm pattern in the middle of a Chinle pattern, all vegetal dyes, 37” x 48”, woven by Laverne Jim of Rough Rock, AZ. It was appraised by Toh-Atin at $2,500. The minimum bid, which has already been met, is $500 and can be bid at increments of $25.

If you cannot attend the Holiday Party, but wish to bid, you may email your bid to our Treasurer, Mark Gebhardt, at or text it to Mark at 970-749-9088 any time before 6:00 p.m. on December 8th. SJBAS members present at the Holiday Party will be able to place bids until the bidding closes at 8:00 p.m. Certificates of authenticity will accompany the rugs at the party.

If you have any questions about this procedure, please contact Mark at

Thank you for helping support the John W. Sanders Internship Fund.


SJBAS brochure - Brochure 2016

SJBAS newsletter - Moki Messenger - December 2016

CAS newsletter - The Surveyor - Fall 2016     


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