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Paul Minnis

July 2022

Barbara Roth – Lived Lives: Individuals in Mimbres Pithouse and Pueblo Communities

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST

This lecture is now being offered VIRTUALLY ONLY through AAHS@Home and Zoom.  Pre-registration is required:  Use this link:  https://bit.ly/2022JulyRothREG We often view the occupants of past pithouse and pueblo villages as households or groups, seeing them as a collective rather than as individuals who lived, worked, played, and interacted within a community. Our recent work at several pithouse and pueblo sites in the Mimbres Mogollon region of southwestern New Mexico has documented the presence of individuals that enhance our understanding…

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September 2022

Chaco: From the Outside In

September 17 - September 18

The trip will begin mid-morning on Saturday with a visit to Casamero Ruin and the Dittert Site, two Chacoan Outliers located near Grants, New Mexico (about a 7 hour trip for Tucson) although far smaller than the Great Houses of Chaco Canyon, these two sites illustrate the architectural characteristics and settlement patterns that link over 120 prehistoric communities across the Colorado Plateau to the famed regional center known today as Chaco Canyon. On Sunday we will travel to Chaco Canyon…

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October 2022

Ed Jolie – Chacoan Perishable Technologies in Regional Perspective

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST
ENR2, 1064 E Lowell St, Tucson, 1064 E Lowell St.
Tucson, AZ United States
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Between about A.D. 850 and 1140, the archaeology of Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico reveals the rapid construction of large communal structures where smaller settlements had existed previously and shows that the locality became the core of an extensive regional system in the Four Corners region of the northern Southwest integrated by formal trails, the circulation of nonlocal goods, and the sharing of ritual items. Researchers debate the role of increased sociopolitical complexity in this development, but less attention…

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