The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center’s Kari Schleher, Ph.D., and archaeologist Ann F. Ramenofsky Ph.D., will give a talk on the archaeology and history of New Mexico’s San Marcos Pueblo on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Cortez.
The talk is presented by the Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society as part of the Four Corners Lecture Series. It is free and open to the public.
Schleher and Ramenofsky are co-editors of the book “The Archaeology and History of Pueblo San Marcos – Change and Stability” (University of New Mexico Press), which details San Marcos, one of the largest late prehistoric Pueblo settlements along the Rio Grande.
San Marcos was a hub before Spanish colonization and through the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, according to Jason Vaughn of Crow Canyon.
The book records a decade of archaeological investigations at San Marcos, ancestral home to Kewa (formerly Santo Domingo) and Cochiti descendants.
Schleher is the laboratory manager at Crow Canyon and an adjunct assistant professor of anthropology at the University of New Mexico.
She is a contributor to “Potters and Communities of Practice: Glaze Paint and Polychrome Pottery in the American Southwest, AD 1250 to 1700” and to articles in the Journal of Archaeological Science and Kiva.
Ramenofsky is a professor emerita of anthropology at the University of New Mexico. She is the author of “Vectors of Death: The Archaeology of European Contact.”
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