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Excavation at High Rolls Cave, New Mexico

  • 12 Apr 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Kit Carson Electric - 118 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos

April 12, 2016, 7 PM

Where: Kit Carson Electric Boardroom, 118 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos

Speaker:  Phil Alldritt 

Topic:  Excavation at High Rolls Cave, New Mexico


Between April 1 and July 24, 2001, the Office of Archaeological Studies (OAS), Museum of New Mexico, conducted data recovery at High Rolls

Cave (LA 114103). The cave is located near Alamogordo, New Mexico and is across the canyon from Fresnal Rock Shelter a previously known archaic period occupation in the canyon. The results of this excavation will be discussed and the implications of the findings will be overviewed.The cave produced very early corn, amaranth, and tobacco.

Phil Alldritt is a Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of New Mexico -Taos. He worked as a field archaeologist for the Office of Archaeological Studies from 1995 until 2009. He has work as an archaeologist in Belize and GuateTraveling with a U.S Treasury permits for research and Education he has conducted 48 trips to Cuba since 1999 focusing on the historical architecture of Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad. He is a professional guide for Belize and Guatemala since 1985. He has a Master's Degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona.


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.





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