Next Meeting – July 14th
Our next meeting on Zoom will be on Wednesday, July 14th, at 7:00 p.m. After a brief business meeting, Dr. Davina Two Bears, visiting FLC professor, will present: “Dine Survivance and the Old Leupp Boarding School.”
Dr. Two Bears is Diné (Navajo) originally from Birdsprings, Arizona. Her maternal clan is Tódích’íi’nii, Bitter Water, and she was born for Táchii’nii, Red Running into the Water Clan. Before deciding to go back to school, Dr. Two Bears worked for the Navajo Nation Archaeology Department for 14 years as a tribal archaeologist and program manager. In 2019 Dr. Two Bears completed her dissertation and received her doctoral degree from Indiana University in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeology, and a PhD Minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies. Davina’s dissertation focuses on the history of the Old Leupp Boarding School (OLBS), an early twentieth century Federal Indian Boarding School on the southwestern Navajo Reservation in Leupp, Arizona. She enjoys teaching, spending time with her children and family, attending Navajo & Native American cultural events, and listening to Native American contemporary music.
Date: July 14th
Time: 7:00 p.m. MDT
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Meeting ID: 857 8070 6701
We have a limit of 100 connections so members should sign up a few minutes early. To participate, you will need to click on the link above, and use the Meeting ID and Passcode. This ID number and Passcode will be the same for all SJBAS-sponsored Zoom presentations. When you join the webinar, you should not see video of yourself. You may see Hunter McCleary, Janice Sheftel and our webinar presenters. Please do not try to start your video or unmute yourself. At any time during the presentation, you may use the Chat button on the lower part of the screen to ask a question to the Meeting Host. Q&A will be addressed during the question and answer time after the presentation.
Previously Recorded SJBAS Zoom Presentations on YouTube
June 9 – Federico – One Man’s Remarkable Journey from Tututepec to LA – by Shelby Tisdale
May 19 – Helen Sloan Daniels and the Early Years of Durango Archaeology – a presentation by Susan Jones, collections manager at the Animas Museum. Susan tells the story of how Helen Sloan Daniels was an early advocate for preserving Native American artifacts in 1930s-40s Durango. View the video here.
May 12 – “Landscapes of Stone: Iron Age Monuments, Rock Art and Landscapes along the Tungabhadra River, South India” – by Carla Sinopoli
April 14 – “Methodology and Documentation of Historic Names at Aztec Ruins” by Fred Blackburn
March 10 – “The Archaeological Conservancy’s Preservation Efforts in the East: from the Paleolithic through 19th-Century Industrial Sites” by Kelley Berliner
February 10 – “Mogollon Archaeology Near Reserve, New Mexico: A Journey from Chicago to Denver and Beyond” by Dr. Steve Nash
January 13 – “Heavenly Splendor, the Baths of Caracalla” by Dianne Scialla
December 9 – “Five Days in Babylon” by Dr. Andrew Earles
November 11 – “Early Pueblo I Occupation of the Durango Area – Recent Excavations on Florida Mesa” by Rand Greubel
September 8 – “Settlement of the Americas,” by Dr. Jesse Tune
August 19 – “Detecting Domestication of the Four Corners Potato” by Lisbeth A. Louderback and Bruce M. Pavlik
August 12 – “Rock Art of Dinetah: Stories of Heroes and Healing” by Richard C. Jenkinson
July 8 – “Mosaic Water Features and Public Fountains in Pompeii” by Wayne Lorenz
The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society (SJBAS) is a Colorado Nonprofit Corporation. SJBAS consists of people who are interested in the archaeology, culture, and early history of the Four Corners region. We have members of all ages and backgrounds, some with extensive training in archaeology and others with more limited knowledge, but a strong desire to learn.
Our mission is to advocate for and promote public awareness and preservation of archaeological, cultural, and historical resources, primarily of the Four Corners region of the American Southwest.
Members are eligible to participate in SJBAS field trips and they receive a monthly newsletter, the Moki Messenger, with information about current SJBAS activities and other matters of archaeological and historical interest.