MONDAY NIGHTS AT 6 PM AT HOTEL SANTA FE
LECTURES – 50 MONDAYS A YEAR
A PUBLIC PROGRAM GRACIOUSLY ASSISTED BY HOTEL SANTA FE, A PICURIS PUEBLO ENTERPRISE
May 1 Lord Andrew Morrison, Viscount Dunrossil
Author, Poet, Speaker; Supports organizations dedicated to strengthening the ties between Scotland and its Diaspora and an advocate for the rights and voices of indigenous and marginalized peoples generally. U.S. representative for the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs; Advisory Board of the Council of Scottish Clans and Associations (COSCA); Honorary Patron of American-Scottish Foundation; former Chair, Society of Scottish Armigers; Director, Scottish Heritage, USA; Guest of Honor/keynote speaker: North American Community Council, National Tartan Day, Highland Games, & St. Andrew’s Societies; Lord Dunrossil is Honorary British Consul in San Antonio, Texas; Hereditary Chieftain, Clan Morrison, a clan based in the Outer Hebrides, the only part of Scotland where Gaelic remains the official language.
Indigenous & European: The Case of the Scottish Gaels
May 8 Dennis H. O’Rourke
Foundation Distinguished Professor of Anthropology; Director, Molecular Anthropology Laboratories & Director of the Laboratory of Biological Anthropology, University of Kansas; Professor Emeritus, University of Utah; Research into long-standing questions in prehistory using molecular genetic methods; Fieldwork conducted by collaborators and students in Caribbean, Mexico, California, U.S. Southwest, and the North American Arctic. Recent investigation into colonization and dispersal of North American Arctic and the earlier initial colonization of the Western Hemisphere utilizing genomic analyses of human, archaeofaunal, and archaeobotanical materials. Intersection of anthropological genetics, bioarchaeology and paleoecology.
Human Population History, Genetic Ancestry, and the Power of Proxies
May 15 Dr. Rubén G. Mendoza
Professor Emeritus, Founding Faculty member & Former Chair, School of Social, Behavioral, and Global Studies, California State University, Monterey Bay; Principal, Archives & Archaeology; Archaeologist, symbologist, writer, photographer, and adventurer who has explored the length and breadth of Mexico, Central America, Peru, and U.S. Southwest documenting both pre-Columbian and Colonial-era sites and collections. Co-editor: (w/R. J. Chacon), Latin American Indigenous Warfare and Ritual Violence; Ethics of Anthropology and Amerindian Research: Feast, Famine, or Fighting? Multiple Pathways to Social Complexity; Author, ‘Canticle of the Sun’ in Natural Light in Medieval Churches.
Night of the Night Sun: The Aztec Sun Stone in Light of the New Fire Ceremony of 1507 AD
May 22 Dr. Grant S. McCall
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University, Executive Director and Chief Research Scientist, Center for Human-Environmental Research (CHER); Editor, Lithic Technology; Co-Author (w/K.Widerquist): The Prehistory of Private Property; (ibid.):Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy; (w/R. Horowitz): Lithic Technology in Sedentary Societies; archaeological research on modern as well as early modern human populations in sub-Saharan Africa (Namibia & Southern Africa); Ethnographic research among the Ju/’hoansi of the Kalahari Desert; interest in prehistoric human technologies/behavioral ecology, prehistoric art, identification of animal bone remains, geoarchaeology & hunter-gatherer life: past and present.
Images on Rock: Namibian Hunter-Gatherers
May 29 Dr. Stephen H. Lekson
Curator of Archaeology, Museum of Natural History and Professor of Anthropology, Jubilado, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado; Directed more than 20 archaeological projects throughout the U.S. Southwest. Editor, The Archaeology of Chaco Canyon: An Eleventh Century Pueblo Regional Center; Former Editor, Kiva: The Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History; Author Great Pueblo Architecture of Chaco Canyon, A Study of Southwest Archaeology; A History of the Ancient Southwest; Chaco Meridian: Centers of Political Power in the Ancient Southwest; Archaeology of the Mimbres Region, Southwestern New Mexico, USA. Research, curatorial, or administrative positions held: University of Tennessee, Eastern New Mexico University, National Park Service, Arizona State Museum, Museum of New Mexico and Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.
Chimney Rock: Chaco’s Shining City on the Hill
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