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Consider ancestral migrations and transformations in the Greater Southwest from a provocative, big-picture perspective.
EVENT: Where Did the Mimbres Go, and Where Did Casas Grandes Come From?
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Casa Vicente, 375 S. Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ.
This Archaeology Café convened on Tuesday, March 16, 2010. Our presenter was Dr. Steve Lekson, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Steve shared his answer to the question, “where did the Mimbres go, and where did Casas Grandes come from?” The archaeological culture known as Mimbres (A.D. 800–1150) is famously associated with remarkable black-on-white pottery. Mimbres sites are primarily found in the Mimbres Valley of southwestern New Mexico. The site of Casas Grandes, also known as Paquimé, is located in Chihuahua, Mexico. It expanded and flourished in the fourteenth century. Both areas were centers of distinctive ceramic arts. Dr. Lekson explored the possible relationships between these two important places of the past.
ABOUT STEVE LEKSON
Dr. Lekson is a prolific and provocative scholar currently focused on big-picture questions in Southwestern prehistory. Steve also serves as Curator of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Museum. To read more about Steve’s work, visit this link. His latest book, A History of the Ancient Southwest, is featured at the website of the SAR Press.
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