The Santa Fe Archaeological Society
PO Box 31603
Santa Fe, NM 87504
September 6, 2016
Dear Members and Friends of the Santa Fe Archaeological Society,
We’re about to begin another year and I hope that you will find our scheduled speakers and programs interesting and exciting. There will be one major change this year. We will now meet on the third Tuesday of each month, but still in the private room at the Pecos Trail Café (2239 Old Pecos Trail). As before, members can order from the menu and each diner will pay individually for their order. We will remain in the room for our public lectures. Members can arrive at 5:30 in order to mix and have a meal before the lecture begins uninterrupted at 7:30 pm.
There will soon be an expanded summary of each presentation for you, but, briefly, we have scheduled:
Tuesday, September 20, 2016, Michael Brown, School for Advanced Research, “Understanding a Resilient Amazonian People: A 40-Year Profile of the Awajśn People of Northern Peru”
Tuesday, October 18, 2016, Catherine Sease, Yale University, Antiquities as Casualties of War (AIA National Speaker)
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, Ron Barber, Los Alamos National Laboratory, “Ringing Rocks of the Southwest”
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, Paul Reed, Archaeology Southwest, “Life and Ritual at the Edge of the Lava: The Las Ventanas Community”
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, Stephen Post, Office of Archaeological Studies, “An Archaeological Adventure on the Island of Yap”
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, George Crawford, Eastern New Mexico University, “Early Humans in North America; Journalism, Hype, and Understanding Real Science”
Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Bruce Huckell, University of New Mexico, Title TBA, “Folsom People”
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, Amanda Crompton, St. Mary’s University, Halifax; “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor: Gender and the Colonization of North Atlantic Worlds”
For this October, our chapter is organizing a brown bag trip that offers a guided tour of Petroglyph National Monument on Albuquerque’s West Mesa. Our spring brown bag and annual excursion are still in the planning stages. We will also have a presence for International Archaeology Day at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (October 15), joining with the Museum of New Mexico’s Office of Archaeological Studies. There will be demonstrations of prehistoric skills and hands-on opportunities.
Our local chapter dues will remain the same at $15.00 per person and should be paid at the September meeting. If you can’t attend, please send that amount to our post office box. Dues for Archaeological Institute of America membership can be paid online at https://www.archaeological.org/join. Discounts are sometimes offered, so take a look.
I look forward to seeing you at this year’s lectures and events. Please contact me with any suggestions for trips or improvements to our programs.
Thanks to Dave Brewer for designing our new logo!