December 4 – Annual Meeting and Holiday Brunch
January 11th Field Trip – Edge of the Cedars Museum in Blanding, UT
Behind-the-scenes tour of the Perishables Collection led by staff archaeologist Jonathan Till. Tour may also include a tour of the nearby Ancestral Puebloan site, weather permitting. The cost is $5 admission plus a group fee of $25 ($2.50 each). After the tour those who wish may meet for lunch. Participation limit is 10. Difficulty rating is easygoing. If you are interested in going on this day-trip please contact trip leader Lori Hansen at Lmhansen39@gmail.com
Previously Recorded SJBAS Zoom Presentations on YouTube
November 10 – “Casa Grandes – Escaping Pueblo Space” – by Dr. Stephen Lekson
October 13 – “Violence and Conflict in the American Southwest: A Biocultural Perspective of Mimbres and Mogollon Communities” – by Professor Kathryn Baustian
September 8 – “Reconstructing the Pueblo Bonito Mounds: New Data and Models” – by UNM Professor Wirt Wills
July 24 – “Dine Survivance and the Old Leupp Boarding School” – by Davina Two Bears, visiting FLC professor
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.