Obsidian in the Ancient American Southwest

Obsidian in the Ancient American Southwest

Archaeology 101 Series with Sean Dolan

June 30, 2018 01:00 pm
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02:00 pm
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

Before the Spanish arrived in the American Southwest, obsidian was the sharpest material available for making stone tools for hunting, warfare, and ceremony. Each flow of this volcanic glass has a unique geothermal fingerprint, allowing archaeologists to trace social interaction, trade, and mobility in ancient times. Lecture delivered by Sean Dolan, a LANL archaeologis and UNM graduate student.