Our next meeting will be held in person on July 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. After a brief business meeting, Thomas C. Windes will present “Hard Times and Mobility in the Thirteenth-Century Bears Ears National Monument area, SE Utah: A Chronometric Study.”
Thomas is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico doing research in Archaeology and Historical Anthropology. His current project is ‘Structural Wood Project in Beef Basin and on Cedar Mesa, SE Utah.” He received his anthropology degrees from the University of North Carolina (B.A., 1965) and the University of New Mexico (M.A., 1967). He worked in the Chama River Valley and southeastern Utah before joining the Chaco Project in 1972. Ever since then he has worked on Chaco-related archaeological survey and excavation projects; the results of his work have been published in Scientific American, American Antiquity, Kiva, Journal of Archaeological Science, and other journals, as well as the site reports of the Chaco Center. Tom’s specialties include ceramic analyses, dating techniques (such as tree-ring and archaeomagnetic dating), a Chacoan shrine communications system, ant studies, and turquoise craft activities. He also is involved with inventorying communities around Chaco Cultural National Historical Park. Tom’s interest in tree-ring dating extends to historic sites, and he has worked on dating traditional Hispanic communities in northern New Mexico.
SJBAS Newsletter – Moki Messenger
Previously Recorded SJBAS Zoom Presentations on YouTube
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.