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TAS September Meeting - Wednesday

  • 13 Sep 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Kit Carson Electric - 118 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos

Note Date Change - Wednesday instead of Tuesday

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, 7 PM

Speaker: Alysia Abbott  

Topic:  The Pre-Columbian Peopling of the Taos Area: When and How.

Please note date change - a Wednesday, not a Tuesday.

The Pre-Columbian Peopling of the Taos Area: When and How.

 It was generally accepted by the earliest archaeologists of the Taos area that the peopling of the Taos Valley in pre-Columbian times was accomplished by the actual movement of people from the Anasazi world, most prominently during the last half of the 11th century.  Research has been taking shape for decades that suggests that one migration was not the primary source of the pre-Columbian population, but instead the prehistory of the Taos area was a series of interactions of people and ideas over many centuries.  How is archaeological research being used to untangle the complicated history of people in the Taos area and what are the challenges?       

Alysia L. Abbott PhD 

 Alysia holds degrees in Archaeology and in Anthropology from the University of Texas and the University of New Mexico.  She has 30 years of archaeological research experience in New Mexico and the broader Southwestern United States.

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

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.

Taos Archaeological Society

PO Box 143

Taos, NM, 87571


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