Thursday, January 7th at 4 p.m. MST
Navajo Anthropology (that includes the sub-discipline of Sociocultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology and Archaeology): So, what is anthropology? (Anthropology haat’iiate?)
Thursday, January 14th at 4 p.m. MST
In this presentation, Severin argues that the Plains Biographic Tradition was inspired by the European tradition of history painting and originated during an intense period of cultural exchange at the end of the tumultuous 17th century in the Rio Grande Valley.
Thursday, January 21st at 4 p.m. MST
The Colorado Department of Transportation is redesigning the hazardous interchange between U.S. Highways 550 and 160 to the south of Durango, Colorado. Cultural consultation and mitigation for the project included a robust program of Native American participation and archaeological data recovery at four major prehistoric sites, including three Pueblo I habitations and a Pueblo II camp. Together, these sites contain at least 11 semi-subterranean structures with associated surface features and artifacts. This presentation will provide information about the project, discuss preliminary results, and provide a regional context through which to interpret the results.
Thursday, January 28th at 4 p.m. MST
Turkeys, both wild and domestic, were likely exploited, raised and bred during the Ancestral Pueblo-era on the Pajarito Plateau. Past studies focused on turkey skeletal elemental abundances; isotopes and ancient DNA suggest that during the Coalition Period, beginning in the A.D./C.E. 1100s and after, turkeys represented an important socioeconomic staple for Pueblo peoples. In this talk, Cyler overviews this record and discusses ongoing research focused on reexamining these human-turkey relationships.