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, August 12th at 4 p.m. MDT
The Ute Tribes have a rich history of adaptation in a region that could otherwise be harsh. They have a timeless culture and relationship to what we call Colorado and today's Ute Mountain Ute and Southern Ute Tribal communities. Join Ernest House, Jr., Senior Policy Director for the Keystone Policy Center and former executive director of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, as he draws connections between the past and contemporary life of Colorado’s oldest continuous residents.
Thursday, August 19th at 4 p.m. MDT
This talk will provide a review of the Early Navajo Pastoral Landscape Project’s findings alongside a discussion of how this research can help to shed light on the dynamic history of Navajo pastoralism over the past four centuries.
Thursday, August 26th at 4 p.m. MDT
Join us for a discussion of an ongoing project to conserve 317 pieces of southwestern native American silver jewelry donated by architect Mary Colter to the Mesa Verde museum collection. These items were continuously exhibited since they were donated to the park and were identified as needing conservation treatment and improved preventive care. This talk will discuss how the jewelry was exhibited in the park; the agents of corrosion that contributed to their current condition; and the conservation treatments employed to reduce the corrosion layers present on the object surfaces.
Thursday, September 23rd at 4 p.m. MDT
Pueblo people today often refer to their home village as their center place, and this concept is also routinely applied to ancestral sites. In this talk, Dr. Ortman combines Tewa traditional knowledge and archaeological evidence to illustrate all of the ways in which the ancestral Pojoaque village of K’uuyemugeh was a center place for the people who lived there between the era of Tewa origins and the era of Spanish colonization.