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, February 25th &
Thursday, March 4th at
4 p.m. MST
In a series of homemade dispatches from the field, the author of House of Rain takes his audience into the ancient landscapes of the Colorado Plateau.
Thursday, March 11th at 4 p.m. MST
Assessments on the nature, degree, and source of Mesoamerican influence on social dynamics of prehispanic societies of northern Mexico and the US Southwest has waxed and waned over the past century. In this talk, Mathiowetz aims to reorient and sharpen the focus of this debate by identifying a key geographical locale in Mesoamerica that had an outsized role in shaping historical processes of change among various cultures in the US Southwest and northern Mexico.
Thursday, March 25th at 4 p.m. MDT
This presentation presents the results of the Cedar Mesa Building Murals Project, a five-year study (2013–2017) of decorated buildings at Ancestral Pueblo cliff-dwellings in southeastern Utah that were occupied in the Pueblo III period (A.D. 1150–1300).