Taos Archaeological Society
Brown Bag Lecture Topic: The Material Cultures of American Latinxs - August 29th - BLM Office
Albert Gonzalez. Tuesday August 29 at 12 noon BLM office Taos
Albert Gonzalez is Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology, Geography, and Environmental Studies at California State University, East Bay. Dr. Gonzalez holds MA degrees in history and anthropology, and earned his PhD in anthropology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He is an historical archaeologist specializing in the nineteenth-century American West and an expert in the excavation and interpretation of Spanish Colonial and Mexican-Era sites. Dr. Gonzalez has participated in community-based, collaborative archaeology projects for ten years, primarily in Taos, New Mexico, but also in Connecticut, California, and South Florida. His current work focuses on the material culture of Latinxs in the United States.
The topic for Albert's Brown Bag on the 29th of Aug.
"From the ruin of a nineteenth-century Southwestern whiskey distillery to the recent proliferation in Florida of cartel-associated Mexican folk saint imagery, the material cultures of American Latinxs are as colorful as they are poorly understood. This talk navigates the rich
multiplicity of those material narratives, weaving a synthesis of archaeological and material culture studies focused on Latinxs in the United States, past and present."
PO Box 143
Taos, NM, 87571