SOUTHWEST SEMINARS PRESENTS
MOTHER EARTH, FATHER SKY
MONDAY NIGHTS AT 6 PM AT HOTEL SANTA FE
TO HONOR AND ACKNOWLEDGE THE NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTER
A PUBLIC PROGRAM GRACIOUSLY ASSISTED BY HOTEL SANTA FE, A PICURIS PUEBLO ENTERPRISE
LECTURES – 50 MONDAYS A YEAR
October 17 Jerry Rightman
Docent, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, New Mexico Museum of Art, and Lecturer in Art, Architecture, and Art History
Georgia O’Keefe: Her Life and Inspiration in Nature
October 24 Dr. Robert K. Hitchcock
Former Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Michigan State University; Author, Kalahari Communities: Bushmen and the Politics of the Environment in Southern Africa; Co-Editor, (w/M. Biesele/P. Schweitzer), Hunters and Gatherers in the Modern World: Conflict, Resistance, and Self-Determination; (w/A. Osborn), Endangered Peoples of Africa and the Middle East: Struggles to Survive and Thrive.
From Hunting to Herding: The Kalahari San and 2,000 Years of Adaptation
October 31 Dr. Richard I. Ford
Ethnobotanist and Archaeologist, Arthur F.Thurnau Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Botany, University of Michigan (Ret.); Research Associate, Laboratory of Anthropology,Museum of New Mexico, Department of Cultural Affairs
Evolution of the New Mexico Diet: Before and After Colonization
November 7 Dr. Keith Malcolm Prufer Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico,Co-Editor, (w/ J.E. Brady) In the Maw of the Earth Monster: Studies of Mesoamerican Ritual Cave Use and Stone Houses and Earth Lords: Maya Religion in the Cave ContextEarliest Humans in the Tropics of Central Mesoamerica: Ecology of Lowlands Hunters and Gatherers
November 14 Dr. E. James Dixon
Former Professor, Department of Anthropology and Director, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico; Affiliate, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado Research Associate, Denver Museum of Nature and Science; former Curator of Archaeology, University of Alaska Museum; Author, Archaeology, Climate, and Culture Change in Berengia
First Colonization of America
November 21 Lyle Balenquah, M.A. (Greasewood Clan, Bacavi Village, Third Mesa, Hopi)
Archaeologist, Independent cultural consultant for Hopi Tribe, Museum of Northern Arizona, and National Park Service, Hiking and River Guide in Grand Canyon; Study Leader, Archaeology Southwest/Southwest Seminars
Hopi Traditions and Water: Where Does the River Go?
November 28 Dr. Bryan Brown and Gary Cascio
Bryan: Ornithologist/Avian Ecologist; Grand Canyon fieldwork w/National Park Service; Environmental Consultant: University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, Co-author, Grand Canyon Birds – Historical Notes, Natural History and Ecology; The Colorado River Through Grand Canyon – Natural History and Human Change.
Gary: Photographer and Graphic Designer; passionate amateur historian, researcher.
Historic New Mexico River Crossings
December 5 Steve Post
Principal Investigator, Zia Consulting and Author, ‘Ten Thousand Years of Living in Santa Fe’, in History of an Ancient City, D.G. Noble, Ed.; and former Deputy Director (ret.), Office of Archaeological Studies, Museum of New Mexico, Department of Cultural Affairs
Native American Scouts at the Santa Fe Presidio in the 1700’s
December 12 Dr. Jon Hunner
Professor and Chair, Department of History, New Mexico State University and Director, Public History Project And Author, Inventing Los Alamos: The Growth of an Atomic Community; Robert Oppenheimer, The Cold War, and The Atomic West; The Mesilla Valley: An Oasis in the Desert. (New Mexico Centennial Series
Celebrating the National Parks: A Centennial Birthday Journey
December 19 Kirt Kempter
Volcanologist and Field Geologist; Study Leader, Smithsonian Journeys to Antarctica and Iceland; Former Fulbright Scholar; Field research in Costa Rica, Mexico and New Mexico; Field Geologic Training for NASA Astronaut Candidate Program in New Mexico
Geology of Georgia O’Keeffe’s White Place and Black Place
$12 at the door ~ or ~ $100 for the Series of $10 Lectures
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