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New Exhibit Opening Highlights Continuing Controversy surrounding the Autry Center and the Southwest Museum
The Southwest Museum in Mount Washington will open its first exhibition in seven years when “Four Centuries of Pueblo Pottery” goes on display Saturday, with free admission. Like most things involving the site, the show is fraught with uncertainty and controversy, none of it having to do with the artistry and cultural history on display. http://lat.ms/1d8MoLm – Los Angeles Times
Archaeology Café (Tucson): 3,000 Years of Migration
On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, E. Charles (Chuck) Adams will share a big-picture view informed by his decades of research in northeastern Arizona as he considers population movement over a period of about 3,000 years. Chuck’s presentation will include evidence from his recent work at Rock Art Ranch, which reveals information about middle/late archaic and Basketmaker II groups from the Utah/Arizona boundary and from the south (Mogollon Rim and southeastern Arizona). He will also review evidence of the multiple source populations that founded and settled the various Homol’ovi sites. http://bit.ly/1d9kM8U – Archaeology Southwest
Unusual Clovis Point Expected to Sell for Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars at Auction
The Rutz Clovis Point, a projectile head circa 10,000-9,000 BC, will lead Morphy Auctions’ November 9 sale of prehistoric American artefacts in Denver with a $200,000-400,000 estimate. The Clovis people were early inhabitants of North America who first appear on the archaeological record 13,000 years ago. The distinctive bifacal stone spearheads, known as points, were used to hunt big game such as mammoth. – http://bit.ly/1ayk12L – Archaeology News Network
Lecture Opportunity – Blanding
On Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., Preservation Archaeologist and Chaco Scholar Paul F. Reed will present “Prodigy, Rebel, or Stepchild? Salmon, Aztec, and the Middle San Juan Region in the Chacoan and Post-Chacoan Periods.” The lecture will be held at the Edge of the Cedars Museum in Blanding, Utah. http://bit.ly/1fONfSc – Archaeology Southwest
Lecture Opportunity – Santa Fe
Southwest Seminars Presents Dr. Eske Wilerslev, DNA Researcher and Evolutionary Biologist, Director, Centre of Excellence in GeoGenetics and the National CryoBank and Sequencing Facility, National History Museum and Biological Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark who will give a talk Our Human Genome and American Indian Continental Migrations at 6pm on October 21at Hotel Santa Fe as part of the the annual Mother Earth Father Sky Lecture Series which is held annually to acknowledge the work of The New Mexico Environmental Law Center. Admission is $12 at the door and seating is limited. No reservations are necessary and refreshments are served. Contact Connie Eichstaedt at 505 466-2775 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or website: http://bit.ly/YhJddr
Lecture Opportunity – Santa Fe
Southwest Seminars Presents Leigh J. Kuwanwisiwma (Hopi), Director, Hopi Tribe Cultural Preservation Office and Author, ‘Yupkoyvi: The Story of Chaco Canyon’, in In Search of Chaco: New Approaches to an Archaeological Enigma (D.G. Noble, ed.) and Recipient, 2013 Governor’s Arizona Public Archaeology Award and 2012 Governor’s Arizona Centennial Historic Preservation Award who will give a talk on Hopi Culture: Then and Now on October 28 at Hotel Santa Fe as part of the annual Mother Earth Father Sky Lecture Series which is held annually to acknowledge the work of The New Mexico Environmental Law Center. Admission is $12 at the door and seating is limited. No reservations are necessary and refreshments are served. Contact Connie Eichstaedt at 505 466-2775 or email: email@example.com or website: http://bit.ly/YhJddr
Thanks to Brian Kreimendahl for contributions to this week’s newsletter.