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Knowledge seekers of every kind are welcome at Archaeology Café—now happening live and online for all to enjoy from the comforts of home. Join us on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, as Paul Reed discusses Aztec Ruins National Monument and Salmon Pueblo in his talk, “Aztec, Salmon, and the Puebloan Heartland of the Middle San Juan.” Explore what makes these places special, discover what they tell us about life long ago, and plan your future outing—all from home.
Space is limited, so register for free today at the link below to participate, and join in at 6:00 p.m. (MST) on April 14, 2020, through Zoom on your preferred device. If you’re unable to register, you can still enjoy a video recording of the presentation, which will be available on our YouTube channel within days of the event.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Want to read ahead? Explore how Aztec Ruins National Monument and Salmon Pueblo connect to the Greater Chaco World. Enjoy your complimentary copy of “Chacoan Archaeology at the 21st Century,” free to download through April 30th. And for a quick overview, download our printable visitor’s guide, here.
Make your popcorn, pour your drinks, and bring your questions about these special places.
“The Chacoan great house sites at Aztec and Salmon are truly monumental buildings. Although I now live north of Taos, New Mexico, I am lucky to visit these ancient Puebloan communities frequently and I always leave with a renewed sense of awe. Chacoan migrants skillfully built these amazing dwellings in the last few years of the eleventh century and during the beginning years of the twelfth century. Descendant Pueblo communities of today, including Acoma, Hopi, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Taos, and Zuni, among others, consider these sites to be special, ancestral places imbued with deep importance and meaning.
Both Aztec and Salmon are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.”
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Paul Reed has been a Preservation Archaeologist with Archaeology Southwest since 2001. He is based in Taos, New Mexico and still works as the occasional Chaco Scholar at Salmon Ruins, New. Reed’s most recent writing is an edited book (with Gary M. Brown as co-editor) entitled Aztec, Salmon, and the Pueblo Heartland of the Middle San Juan, published in SAR Press’ Popular Series in 2018. During the last six years, Reed has been working to protect the Greater Chaco Landscape from the effects of expanded oil-gas development associated with fracking in the Mancos Shale formation. Among his other interests, Reed leads tours to Salmon and Aztec Ruins, Chaco Canyon, the Chuska Valley, and the Navajo Country, and gives public presentations on different topics in southwestern archaeology and history. Reed has conducted fieldwork and research in the Southwest for more than 30 years.
ABOUT ARCHAEOLOGY CAFÉ
Presented by Archaeology Southwest, a nonprofit organization working across the Southwest to explore and protect the places of our past, Archaeology Café is an informal forum where adults can learn more about the Southwest’s deep history and speak directly to experts. At Archaeology Café, we break down the static, jargon-laden dynamic of traditional lectures, and have an expert share some ideas with the group in ways that get discussion going.
WHEN & WHERE
Register here ahead of time, and meet us virtually through your preferred device using Zoom. Cameras and microphones aren’t necessary, as you’ll be able to write us your questions in real time during the Question and Answer session.
Archaeology Café is free, so be sure to invite your family and friends.
CAN’T MAKE IT?
No problem. Videos of each Café will also be available at www.archaeologysouthwest.org/video after each event.
This program was made possible by Arizona Humanities and The Smith Living Trust.