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, August 11th

Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College

Our next meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 11th, in the Lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. Louie Garcia is unable to do his presentation about Pueblo Weaving, so Laurie Webster will present: "Clothes Make the Person: Clothing Diversity in the Prehispanic Southwest." This program is being held in collaboration with the Four Corners Summer Lecture Series and there will be a public reception in the CSWS foyer starting at 6:00 p.m.

Clothing is one of the most visible ways in which people communicate their social roles and identities. In the late prehispanic Southwest, someone traveling from the Four Corners area to communities in the Flagstaff, Verde Valley, Upper Gila, or Sonoran Desert regions would have encountered people wearing a different style of dress. This presentation explores the regional diversity of clothing styles among prehispanic societies on the Colorado Plateau and south of the Mogollon Rim.

Dr. Laurie Webster is an anthropologist and textile consultant who resides in Mancos, Colorado. She is a visiting scholar in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Arizona and a Research Associate at the American Museum of Natural History and the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. Her publications include the books Beyond Cloth and Cordage: Archaeological Textile Research in the Americas and Collecting the Weaver's Art, and numerous articles about Southwestern perishable technologies. Since 2011, she has served as director of the Cedar Mesa Perishables Project, which is documenting early perishable collections from southeastern Utah.



SJBAS brochure - Brochure 2016

SJBAS newsletter   Moki Messenger - July 2016

CAS newsletter    THE SURVEYOR - Spring 2016     


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