AIA_New_logo_300January 15, 2019 Lecture
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Old Pecos Trail Cafe
     2239 Old Pecos Trail

Dinner:                      5:30 PM

Our October Meeting is
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Old Pecos Trail Cafe

Meeting:                   7:00 PM
Lecture:                    7:15 PM

AIA Speaker: Turi King
Subject:
King Richard III: The Resolution of a 500-year Old Case

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Investigating the Use of Rare Lithic Materials at Chaco Canyon, New Mexico
Jeremy Moss
Pecos National Historical Park

The results of chipped stone analyses completed at sites in Chaco Canyon dating A.D. 500 to 1200 provide interesting case studies in the use of exotic lithic materials. Changes in the use of these materials may reflect shifting social networks, exchange systems or procurement strategies, and migration into and out of Chaco Canyon. The analysis of patterning in the distribution of rare lithic materials uses a combination of past studies and analyses completed from 1998 to 2016 at sites in Chaco Canyon. One example, based on the X-ray florescence and technological analysis of over one thousand obsidian artifacts, shows interesting patterning and shifts in obsidian procurement and use through time that may relate to the development of the Chaco Regional System and changes in social networks. The meaning of changes in raw material use and how they may relate to the development of Chacoan culture will be explored.

Jeremy Moss

The Santa Fe Archaeological Society. PO Box 31603, Santa Fe, NM 87594

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