Puebloan History from Ancient Times to the Present

February 13, 2019
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April 17, 2019
Archaeology, Friends of Archaeology

The class that Dr. Eric Blinman taught for the Friends of Archaeology on an experimental basis last fall will be rolled out again in a slightly streamlined form—focusing in on the prehistory of the northern Southwest. The class will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings (but will often run over that time). This is probably the only time that Eric will be able to integrate the class into his usual work schedule. Classes will be held in the conference room at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology.

The “value” of the experimental class was set at somewhere between $15 and “priceless” per session by those who participated in last fall’s event. For eight sessions, reserved enrollment (a guaranteed seat at a table) will be $120 for the full set of classes. The room will accommodate 20 participants at tables (for notes and noshes to maintain blood sugar levels), plus four seats for education docents. If there is room, drop-in attendance will be $25 per session, but there will be no guarantee of space from class to class…

Initial enrollment for the full course will be through the hotline on a first-come-first-reserved basis. Call 505.982.7799, ext. 6, and leave your name, a call-back number, and the number of class seats you would like to reserve. FOA will get back to you for confirmation and payment information within a couple of days. Minimum enrollment will be 12 for the class to go forward. After the initial enrollment period, the hotline will be updated with a notice as to whether there is room for drop-in students.

Class Schedule

February 13: Conceptual and practical tools for understanding SW archaeology

February 20: The destination: Modern peoples and cultures of the Northern Southwest

February 27: Peopling of the Americas through the Southwestern Archaic

March 6: Agriculture, pottery, and the emergence of Formative culture

March 13: Villages, social complexity, ethnic diversity, and the Foundations of Chaco

March 20: The Pueblo II period and the workings of the Chacoan system

April 3: The first migration, the Pueblo III communities, and the second migration

April 17: Puebloan communities at the threshold of European Colonialism

There will be no classes March 27 and April 10.