Thursday, October 22nd at 4 p.m. MDT
San Juan Red Ware is a type of painted pottery produced in southeastern Utah. This presentation builds upon prior analyses by utilizing the publicly available CyberSouthwest database (cybersw.org) containing data on millions of ceramics to analyze the distribution of this ware throughout the Southwest, as well as its relative position in social networks.
Thursday, October 29th at 4 p.m. MDT
Southwestern archaeology and tree-ring dating have been inextricably intertwined for more than a century. In this presentation, Steve presents several case studies from various locations around the American Southwest to make the case that we must always understand and account for the historical origins and biases inherent in these data.
Thursday, November 5th at 4 p.m. MST
Rock art sites are more complex than the images on the rocks. Archaeologists have recognized the bedrock metates and mortar holes found at rock art sites, but they often overlook the stone shrines, the medicinal plants, and the tools used to make the rock images that are frequently found on the surface near a rock art panel.
Thursday, November 12th at 4 p.m. MST
The Phiogeh site (LA 144) is a Classic Period Tewa village located in the northern Espanola Valley north of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Thursday, November 19th at 4 p.m. MST
Jonathan summarizes ongoing work in Zooarchaeology Lab at the University of Mexico. His work highlights the need to more thoroughly understand how farming impacted wild animals in the prehispanic American Southwest, how those impacts altered foraging practices, and how those practices changed or remained constant through time.
Thursday, December 3rd at 4 p.m. MST
In this presentation, Dr. Surovell will talk about an intensively occupied Folsom winter campsite in Middle Park, Colorado that provides glimpses into rarely explored aspects of Folsom lifeways.