Our Annual Meeting and Holiday Brunch will be held in person on Saturday, December 3rd, at 10:00 a.m., at the Vallecito Room in the Fort Lewis College Student Union. The festivities will feature a catered brunch, a review of our 2022 field trips, introduction of new members, door prizes and special silent auction, and our annual meeting with election of officers. Fully vaccinated SJBAS members and invited guests are welcome as we get together for this wonderful annual event.
The per person cost is $26. The cost helps pay for the caterer, room rental, and use of the AV equipment with a technician. To make your reservations, follow this link to the (Holiday Brunch Reservation Reply Form), print and complete the form, and mail the form and check (Payable to SJBAS) to: SJBAS, Attn: Mary Moorehead, PO Box 3153, Durango, CO 81302. Please return your reservation form and check by November 21. Our silent auction this year is again featuring almost 50 items donated by the estate of long time SJBAS members Rich and Linda Robinson.
Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, staff the check-in table, help with the silent auction, and clean-up. To volunteer or for additional information, contact Michelle McKibben at:
email@example.com or phone 219-921-6791.
SJBAS Newsletter – Moki Messenger
Previously Recorded SJBAS Zoom Presentations on YouTube
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.
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.