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TAS Talk: Ask, and Come Back Again: Line-of-Sight Signaling

  • 11 Nov 2014
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Kit Carson Electric - 118 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos

Topic: Ask, and Come Back Again: Line-of-Sight Signaling and Sacred Landscape in the Jumanos Pueblo Cluster, Torrance County, New Mexico.

Speaker: Ward Beers, M.A., R.P.A.

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

When: November 11, 2014, 7 PM

The presentation "Ask, and Come Back Again" is the result of thesis research into line-of-sight communication in the Jumanos pueblo cluster, within the Salinas region of Central New Mexico, in the early 14th century and continued research in the area involving the thesis topic and sites discovered during survey. A line-of-sight communication network is apparent in the Jumanos cluster, and follow up work has shown evidence of a probable sacred landscape in the region.

Ward Beers comes from a diverse background including over twenty years of experience with pre-industrial technologies and hands-on skills, eight years teaching in public schools, and experience in music performance and creative writing. A 2012 graduate of the Anthropology and Applied Archaeology program at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, Ward has participated in excavations at Blackwater Draw Locality #1 (the Clovis Site) and Los Ojitos Village in Guadalupe County, New Mexico. He is currently expanding on research begun during the writing of his thesis in line-of-sight communication, trade, and conflict in the Piro-Tompiro area of Central New Mexico.

Join other TAS members and our speaker for Dinner at 5PM

Guadalajara Grill South, 1384 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, across from Ace Hardware.

Arrive between 5:00 and 5:30 PM, place your order at the front, and take your number to the back room.  No reservations needed!


Dec 9th, 2014 - 5 PM

Taos Archaeological Society

PO Box 143

Taos, NM, 87571


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