Our next meeting will be held in person on Wednesday, April 12th, at 7:00 p.m., in the lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. After a brief business meeting, Emeritus Professor Bruce Bradley will present: ”The Peopling of South America.” There will be a pre-meeting social from 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Reception Room. This meeting will also be available on Zoom.
Research at sites in Brazil, work with collectors in Brazil and Uruguay, and an experimental replication study in Uruguay will be described, and implications for understanding the peopling of southeastern South America will be discussed.
Bruce Bradley is Emeritus Professor at the University of Exeter, UK. He has extensive experience with Stone Age technologies and experimental archaeology, received a BA in anthropology at the University of Arizona and PhD in archaeology at Cambridge University, UK. His early research was focused on the North American Southwest and Great Plains. Since then, his experience has included the Upper Paleolithic of Russia and France, horse domestication in Central Asia, the Mesolithic of Polar Siberia, Early Bronze Age in Ireland, and Wales, etc. His current areas of research deal with prehistoric Pueblo archaeology of the American Southwest and the early peopling of the Americas, currently collaborating with colleagues in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. His home is near Cortez, Colorado.
Bruce is active in bringing his archaeological interests to the public through presentations, teaching, interaction with Native communities, and participation in documentaries. Bruce continues his research and is channeling his teaching efforts into international short courses and workshops, most recently in South America, India, and China.
To watch the meeting on Zoom, click on the link below:
Meeting ID: 944 4507 7119
SJBAS Newsletter – Moki Messenger
Moki – March 2023
Previously Recorded SJBAS Zoom Presentations on YouTube
March 8 – “Creating Color in the Chaco World: Spatial Histories of Paint Production at Pueblo Bonito” by Kelsey Hanson
January 11 – “The First People of Ireland: the Colonization of Ireland at the end of the Ice Age” by Jesse Tune
October 12 – “The pre-Hispanic Parrot Trade: Scarlet Macaws in the US Southwest & Mexican Northwest” by Christopher Schwartz
September 14 – “Update on the Chaco Solstice Project” by Anna Sofaer and Rich Friedman
August 10 – “Chacoan Roads: How Were They Used, and Why Does It Matter?” by Robert Weiner
July 13 – “Hard Times and Mobility in the Thirteenth-Century Bears Ears National Monument area, SE Utah: A Chronometric Study” by Thomas Windes
May 11 – “Ancient Basketry Shields of the Northern Southwest” by Dr. Edward Jolie
April 13 – “Our Teeth Tell Tales: Living and Moving during the AD 1000-1200s in New Mexico” by Dr. Alexis O’Donnell
March 9 – “The use of Social Control in the Chaco Phenomenon during a Time of Change: A bioarchaeological perspective” by Dr. Ryan Harrod
February 9 – “Before Yellowstone: 11,000 Years of Native Americans in the National Park” by Dr. Douglas MacDonald
January 12 – “Contextualizing Extreme Processing at Sacred Ridge” by Dr Anna Osterholtz
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.
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