The public is invited to the next meeting of the San Juan Basin Archaeological Society at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College.
Kellam Throgmorton will present “Social Groups at the Basketmaker-Pueblo Transition: Interpretations from the Procession Panel.” There will be a social at 6:30 p.m.
In this lecture, Throgmorton suggests that the Procession Panel on Comb Ridge in southeast Utah contains valuable information about the size of households and villages during the late Basketmaker III and early Pueblo I periods. He argues that the Procession Panel depicts a community in transition, when some households began to reorganize as members of lineages and materialized this relationship by constructing large, multi-household surface dwellings. However, not all households organized into lineage-scale groups, and these different social organizations created fault lines where social inequalities could later develop.
Throgmorton is a public archaeologist whose research addresses cultural landscapes, monumentality and political organization. He is the supervisory archaeologist at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.
See sjbas.org for more information.