Taos Archaeological Society

TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture

  • 11 Jan 2011
  • 7:00 PM - 8:29 PM
  • Kit Carson Electric - 118 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos



Date:              Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Location:        Kit Carson Electric - 118 Cruz Alta Rd,                            Taos

Title:               Rediscovery of the Classic Maya Sites 

                         of the Pasion and Petexbatun Rivers

Speaker:        Phil Alldrit

From 1988 to 1993 initial survey and excavations of the Petexbatun Project were undertaken by Vanderbilt University under the direction of Dr. Arthur Demerest and several Subproject directors.  This lecture will focus on the results of these projects and the findings of more recent excavations by the University of Arizona at Aquatea.  The sites discussed will include Ceibal, Dos Pilas, Aquateca, Punta de Chimino, and Cancun.

Phil Alldritt is a Professor of Anthropology and Maya Archaeology at the University of New Mexico-Taos. He excavated as a crew chief in Guatemala on the Petexbatun Project during the 1993 field season at a Maya site named Quim Chi Hilan near Aguateca. He is a Belize National tour guide instructor for Maya sites and has guided tours in Belize, Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala since 1985.

Phil was recently an archaeologist and crew chief for the Office of Archaeological Studies from 1995-2009.

ALSO:  We have TAS officer elections coming up in February.  If you are interested in hold office, or know someone who is, please let us know by replying to this email.  Thanks, CJ

Dinner Plans ?

Join other TAS members and our speaker at Graham's Grille for dinner prior to the meeting at 5:00 PM.

Please RSVP to Dorothy Wells by Monday, January 10 if you plan to join us for dinner.

dorothy_wells@mac.com or 751-3265.


Taos Archaeological Society

PO Box 143

Taos, NM, 87571


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