San Juan Basin Archaeological Society
Chapter of the Colorado
The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society... exploring, learning
about, and preserving
One of the SJBAS objectives is for members to learn about the archaeology and early history of the Four Corners region. Presentations at our monthly meetings and PAAC classes presented by History Colorado are a wonderful way to acquire more in-depth knowledge. Our Reading List includes a number of books that cover the archaeology and early history of the Four Corners region. Our monthly newsletter, the Moki Messenger, often includes educational articles, and our Links web page includes links to many educational organizations and resources. This web page contains links to various resources on the Internet that offer excellent information and insight.
Below is a basic introduction to the culural history of the Four Corners region presented in the Pecos Classification phase sequence. Click on the hyperlinks in blue for more information.
Links to Various Educational Resources
Colorado Archaeological Society (CAS)
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center - Peoples of the Mesa Verde Region
History Colorado - sponsor of PAAC classes
All about PAAC - Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification
Center of Southwest Studies - Fort Lewis College
Mesa Verde - Ancestral Puebloans and their World
Ancestral Puebloan dwellings in Colorado
Chimney Rock National Monument - In Depth Info
University of Colorado Boulder - Mahaffy Cache - 13,000-year-old stone tool cache from the Clovis culture
Colorado Archaeological Society - Publications - Southwestern Lore
Archaeological Conservancy - blog by Dr. Jim Judge - The Archaeology of Puzzle House: Preservation and Excavation (in the Great Sage Plain near Cortez)
Archaeology of the Barrier Canyon style rock art in Horseshoe Canyon in Canyonlands National Park
Archaeology of Cedar Mesa
Archaeology of Natural Bridges National Monument
Examination of the Prehistoric Sandal Collection of Natural Bridges National Monument
Edge of the Cedars Museum in Blanding - Interactive exhibit of Ancestral Puebloan pottery - Wow!
History of Navajo National Monument - including Betatakin and Keet Seel