Southwest Seminars Presents

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

August 6 Melanie Yazzie, (Dine’)
Printmaker, painter, sculptor and storyteller
Professor & Head of Printmaking, Department of Art & Art History, University of Colorado-Boulder
Being a Contemporary Native American Artist

August 13 Dr. Jaime Jose Awe
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Northern Arizona University, Director Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance Project; Director, Western Belize Regional Cave Project; Author, ‘Architectural Manifestations of Power and Prestige’ in Belize Archaeology.
When the Rain Gods Fail to Cry: Human Responses to Environmental Stress and the Decline of the Maya Civilization

August 20 Dr. Suzan Shown Harjo (Southern Cheyenne/Hodulgee Muscogee)
Recipient, U. S. National Medal of Freedom; Founder/President, The Morning Star Institute; Editor, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations; Founding Trustee, National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)
Human Rights and Artist Freedom

August 27 Dr. Keith Malcolm Prufer
Archaeologist, Mayanist and Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of New Mexico; Co-editor (w/ J.E. Brady): In the Maw of the Earth Monster: Mesoamerican Ritual Cave Use; and Stone Houses and Earth Lords: Maya Religion in the Cave Context.
Human Ecology & Archaeology of Hunter-Gatherers in the Mayan Lowlands

September 3 Ricardo Cate’ (Santo Domingo Pueblo)
Cartoon Artist, Without Reservations, Santa Fe New Mexican
Here to Make You Laugh: Stand-up Comedy Night

September 10 David Grant Noble
Archaeological Writer, Editor and Photographer; Ancient Ruins and Rock Art of the Southwest; An Archaeological Guide; In Search of Chaco: New Approaches to an Archaeological Enigma; The Mesa Verde World; Santa Fe: History of an Ancient City; In the Places of the Spirits; Living the Ancient Southwest
The Wild Rice Harvest of the Ojibway

September 17 Dr. Jason Yeager
President’s Endowed Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas-San Antonio; Co-Author (w/M.K. Brown & B. Cap), ‘Locating and Dating Sites Using LiDAR Survey in a Mosaic Landscape in Western Belize’, in Advances in Archaeological Practice.
Religion, Warfare, and the History of Maya Divine Kingship in Western Belize

September 24 Dr. Bradley J. Vierra
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Pueblo of San IldefonsoFormer Staff Archaeologist, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Author, The Late Archaic Across the Borderlands: From Foraging to Farming; and The Archaic Southwest: Foragers in an Arid Land
Early Maize: A Trip Through Time and Space

October 1 Dr. Chip Colwell
Archaeologist and Senior Curator, Denver Museum of Nature and Science; Editor in Chief, Sapiens; Recipient, National Council on Public History Book Award; Author: Living Histories: Native Americans and Southwestern Archaeology; Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Culture.
Diorama Dummies: Is There a Future for Anthropology in Museums?

October 8 Dr. Takeshi Inomata
Professor and Agnes Nelms Haury Chair, Environmental and Social Justice, School of Anthropology, University of Arizona; Co-Editor (w/K. Tsukamoto), Mesoamerican Plazas: Practices, Meanings, and Memories.
Dawn of Maya Civilization: Agricultural Revolution and Monumental Construction


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