Taos Archaeological Society

TAS Monthly Meeting/Lecture

  • 10 Nov 2009
  • 7:00 PM - 8:29 PM
  • Kit Carson Electric - 118 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos



Date:              Tuesday, November 10, at 7 PM 

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


A Trail of Two Cities: What the Armijo Report of Travel between Santa Fe and Los Angeles in 1829 Tells Archeologists about the Physical and Cultural Geography of the Southwestern United States


Speaker:         Mark Henderson, Chupadero Archeological Resources, LL.C

Mark Henderson has worked in archeological inventory, excavation and laboratory analysis and report writing since volunteering at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, Arizona in 1967.  He retired from the US Civil Service in 2007, after 30 years where most of his work was overseeing compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act, the Archaeological Resources Protection Act and archeology, historic preservation and American Indian coordination with the National Environmental Policy Act.  He produced scores of technical reports, primarily archeological inventories, to identify National Register of Historic Places properties and determine avoidance or treatments in proposed federal undertakings.  During his federal career he also performed collateral duties as a wildland fire fighter where he normally worked as a line scout, archeologist and resource advisor on bull dozer teams.  Mark considers his most important accomplishments to be developing and administering volunteer citizen Site Steward Programs, as a co-facilitator for Intrigue of the Past teacher workshops and overseeing the development of publicly accessible interpretive sites.  Mark also worked extensively in development of technical specifications for archeological contracts for inventory and data recovery projects and was trained and maintained certification as a Contracting Officers Representative and Contract Inspector, throughout his federal career.  In 2007 he started his own consulting firm, Chupadero Archeological Resources, with the purpose of “encouraging public participation in archeological research.”

Mark Henderson has been adjunct faculty at Northern Nevada Community College (now Great Basin College) teaching Introductory Archeology and Environmental Studies.  In 2007 Mark was elected Vice President of the Old Spanish Trail Association, a non-profit organization which is a recognized partner with the US National Park Service and US Bureau of Land Management to protect, enhance and preserve the Old Spanish National Historic Trail where he lead the implementation of a Trail Stewardship policy.

Dinner Plans ?

Join other TAS members and our speaker at Antionio's for dinner prior to the meeting at 5:00 PM.

Please RSVP to Dorothy Wells if you're able to join us for dinner.

dorothy_wells@mac.com or 751-3265.


Taos Archaeological Society

PO Box 143

Taos, NM, 87571


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