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– From Alan Shalette, (505) 291-9653, AlShal@aol.com:
In association with the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology’s Native American Wearing Apparel project and its exhibition on Wearing Apparel and Native Heritage, the Maxwell Museum Association will sponsor a seminar on the history and development of Southwest textiles on Thursday, October 20, 2005, and an Ethnographic Crafts Appraisal Day on Saturday, October 29, 2005. Proceeds from the events will benefit the Native American Wearing Apparel project.
* Seminar on the History & Development of Southwestern Textiles Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005; 6:30 to 8:30 pm; Anthro. Bldg Room 178. Mark Winter will present a cross-cultural examination of Spanish, Navajo, & Pueblo influences on the production of textile arts of the Southwest. The seminar will emphasize the history of wearing apparel in the Southwest and how it has changed over the past two hundred years. Fee for the seminar will be $25.00. Free parking will be available. Space will be limited, so those interested should inquire in advance (see below).
* Ethnographic Arts Appraisal Day, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005; 10 am to 2 pm; Hibben Center (adjacent to the museum). The public is invited to bring arts and crafts such as: apparel and other textiles, baskets, beadwork, carvings, ceramics, drawings, jewelry, weapons, and paintings. Prehistoric artifacts will be excluded. Bring items that easily can be carried or transported and avoid bringing fragile items that may be prone to breaking. Also, be prepared to discuss details about the objects you bring for appraisal; especially how, where, and when they were obtained, and when they were created. Appraisals will be verbal, not formal. We will be happy to advise you about how to obtain formal, written appraisals. The appraisers, ethnographic arts dealers, Terry Schurmeier, Toby Herbst, Lane Coulter, and Tad Dale, will also offer guidance about conservation needs and approaches. Appraisals will be $5.00 per item with up to 3 free appraisals for Maxwell Museum Association members. Those joining the Association at the event will be entitled to the free appraisals.
See Events & Visitor Information at: http://www.unm.edu/~maxwell/welcome.html
– 14th Biennial Jornada Mogollon Conference, Sponsored by the City Of El Paso,
10/14/2005 – 10/15/2005, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, El Paso Museum of Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain Road. The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is again hosting the Biennial Jornada Mogollon Conference, October 14-15, 2005. It provides a forum for the presentation for recent research in the region, for archaeologists and the public. Presentations will discuss the cultural prehistory and history of the Jornada Mogollon region of Texas, New Mexico, and northern Chihuahua. In addition to the presentation of Jornada Mogollon Archaeology, this conference will feature a special symposium on the Keystone Archaeological Site and its significance for the Archaic period on Saturday afternoon.
– THE SAFFORD SYMPOSIUM: Recent Research on the Prehistoric Archaeology of the Safford Basin, October 28-30, 2005, Safford and Thatcher, Arizona. Jointly presented by the Arizona Archaeological Council, Eastern Arizona College, the Center for Desert Archaeology, and Statistical Research, Inc., with sponsorship by Carter & Burgess, the Fall 2005 meeting of AAC will be held at the Thatcher Campus of Eastern Arizona College in the Lee Little Theater, with field trips to sites throughout the Safford area.
2006 University of Hawai’i ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL ON EASTER ISLAND (Rapa Nui). There will be two sessions, 5 June to 5 July and 10 July to 9 August, 2006. The field school is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Students will participate in survey, mapping, excavation, geophysical survey, museum/laboratory analyses, and training Native Rapanui high school students and community members on the island. Applications should be made through the U.H. Study Abroad program. The application DEADLINE is 17 February, 2006. For applications go to: http://www.studyabroad.org/rapanui.htm
For more information, visit: http://www.anthropology.hawaii.edu/projects/rapanui/index.html
– OCTOBER EVENTS AT ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM:
* Friday, October 21, 2005, PRE-OPENING CELEBRATION for MASKS OF MEXICO, 7 – 10:00 p.m. Enjoy live music by the Pueblo High School Mariachi Band and the Hollywood Knights (Tex-Mex), a traditional, masked folk drama by Borderlands Theater, and Mexican-style refreshments as we celebrate the opening of our newest exhibiton MASKS OF MEXICO: Santos, Diablos y M