Taos Archaeological Society


TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture

  • 09 Nov 2010
  • 7:00 PM - 8:29 PM
  • Kit Carson Electric - 118 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos

Registration

 

Date:              Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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

Title:               The Complexity and Diversity

                        of Chaco Canyon





Speaker:        
Paul F. Reed
                        Preservation Archaeologist
                        Chaco Scholar
                        Center for Desert Archaeology
                        Salmon Ruins Museum


Chaco Canyon's massive sites, beauty, and


mystery need little introduction for literate


audiences in the American Southwest. Less


well known, though, are the complexity and


diversity of the Pueblo sites in Chaco. In


this discussion, Paul will delve into these


issues, going beneath the surface to explore


the uniqueness and magic of the ancient


Puebloan society headquartered at Chaco


Canyon.









Paul F. Reed is a Preservation Archaeologist with


the Center for Desert Archaeology currently 


assigned as Chaco Scholar at Salmon Ruins,


New Mexico. Reed has been employed in this


position for the last nine years. He completed


work as editor (and author of several chapters)


on Chaco's Northern Prodigies: Salmon, Aztec,


and the Ascendancy of the Middle San Juan Region


After AD 1100, published by the University of


Utah press in August 2008. Reed was also editor


(and author of several chapters) of the three-


volume, comprehensive report entitled Thirty-


Five Years of Archaeological Research at


Salmon Ruins, New Mexico published in 2006


by the Center and the Salmon Ruins Museum.





Together with a group of research partners, Reed has recently finished a National Science Foundation-sponsored research project investigating the late eleventh-century Chacoan presence in the Middle San Juan region. The basic question to be addressed: did Chaco Canyon residents migrate to the Middle San Juan region to construct and reside at the great house sites of Salmon and Aztec or are the Chacoan traits (architecture, ceramics, stone tools, perishable items) from these sites the result of emulation of Chacoan culture by local residents? Is there evidence for both processes?


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, November 9 if you plan to join us for dinner.

dorothy_wells@mac.com or 751-3265.


  


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