Date: Tuesday, May 13th, 7PM
Location: San Geronimo Lodge, 1101 Witt Rd. Taos
Speaker: Dr. Mike Adler
Subject: “Fathoming Community, Identity, and Ancestry in the American Southwest.”
Dr. Mike Adler, Executive Director, SMU-in-Taos and Associate Professor of Anthropology, Dedman College at SMU, will be speak on “Fathoming Community, Identity, and Ancestry in the American Southwest.”
Dr. Adler is developing theoretical and methodological tools to understand the development of village aggregation in the American Southwest. His research asks:
· What role does the concept of ancestry play in the differentiation of human populations into separate communities?
· To what extent was competition over resources involved in the creation of the first “urban” settlements among the ancestral Pueblo peoples of the SW?
· What role did ethnic differentiation play in the differentiation of ancestral Pueblo communities between A.D. 1250-1450?
Dr. Adler integrates his research into his ongoing educational programs in the SMU archaeology field school. Recently, his excavations at Chaves-Hummingbird Pueblo near Albuquerque, NM, marked the third year SMU field school participants have participated in the ongoing research at this major archaeological site.
Please join our speaker and other TAS members for dinner prior to the talk, at 5PM. This month we will be meeting at Graham's Grill, on the main drag, just north of the Plaza. They may not be able to provide separate checks, so please bring small bills. Please RSVP to Dorothy at 751-3265 or email to Dorothy_Wells@mac.com.