Thursday, February 18th at 4 p.m. MST
Originally attributed to Pueblo refugee potters living with Navajo families following de Vargas’ Reconquista of 1692, it is now accepted that Gobernador Polychrome pottery is a distinctly Navajo creation that predates the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. This pottery type supports a story of Navajo participation in an anti-colonial ideology that spread throughout the northern Southwest during the colonization of Northern New Mexico and is expressed through ceramic media ahead of the Pueblo Revolt.
Thursday, March 18th at 4 p.m. MDT
Explore how archaeologists can work together with Native peoples to influence the public understanding of contemporary economic/extractive projects, including those in northwest New Mexico.
Thursday, May 20th at 4 p.m. MDT
Using a social network approach, it is now possible to look at how the Chaco World was connected over its 300-year history in 50-year intervals. We will look at when Pueblo Bonito became central, the extent to which outlying great houses and great kivas were connected to each other and to Chaco Canyon, and the impact of the Aztec Complex’s ascendancy on the network.
Thursday, May 27th at 4 p.m. MDT
Researchers are again turning their attention back to Chaco roads as a means of studying Chaco influence on the landscape scale. Sean Field presents new research on Chaco road morphology using remotely sensed data and revisits ideas of Chaco road utility by integrating ideas of timber importation and pilgrimage.
Thursday, June 3rd at 4 p.m. MDT
Dr. Michael Mathiowetz discusses the views that Aztatlán cargo systems and “god bowls”—the antecedent of ethnographically documented Huichol cargo systems—probably served as an inspiration for Mimbres artistic traditions, worldview, and social change.
Thursday, June 10th at 4 p.m. MDT
Currently, the BLM is working with non-Federal partner repositories across the region to curate the Cerberus Collection artifacts at museums nearest their origin to make them accessible to the local communities in areas from which they were removed. As part of this project, perishables specialist Laurie Webster worked with BLM archaeologist Diana Barg to identify and interpret 4,518 perishable artifacts.