6-3-2018 – 2 PM – Lecture – Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican Trade

6-3-2018 – 2 PM – Lecture – Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican Trade

Presented by Sherry Hardage, Friends of Coronado Historic Site Docent, Writer, and Researcher What items were traded between the Mesoamerican people before Columbus arrived in the new world? Where were their trade routes?  How did they determine the value of goods?  Find out as Friends Member, Sherry Hardage, presents her research on Mesoamerican trade. Sherry … Continue reading

April 16 – Lecture –  New Mexico Before Columbus

April 16 – Lecture – New Mexico Before Columbus

NM Before Columbus, presented by Chautauqua Speaker, Alan Osborne, is a long and fascinating human story which is often overlooked in our history books in favor of the colonial explorations and stories.  With more than a half century of state-sponsored archaeological investigations and more than a century of anthropological interaction with NM and the Southwest, … Continue reading

March 19   – Lecture –   Archaeology of the Gila Forks

March 19 – Lecture – Archaeology of the Gila Forks

“ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE GILA FORKS” presented by Chris Turnbow.  Mr. Turnbow will discuss the Mimbres cultural change in the immediate Forks area, while showing many pictures of Mimbres ceramics to pique your imagination.  The Mimbres people were a subset and region of the larger Mogollon (moge-E-yon) culture evident in the area and known for their … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 – Trip – Ghost Ranch

   Cattle rustlers with stolen goods, dinosaurs, Navajos, the Gallina, Georgia O’Keeffe and John Wayne… all walked the “Ranch of the Witches” that became Ghost Ranch.  We will tour the museum. John Hayden, retired Forest Service archeologist, will give an illustrated talk on the cultural background of the Ghost Ranch area detailing the Gallina Culture.  … Continue reading

May 15 – Esteban the Black: Journey into the Unknown

May 15 – Esteban the Black: Journey into the Unknown

Esteban The Black: Journey into the Unknown By Ed Wallace     May 15, 2016 Join us for this entertaining and educational Chattaqua presentation.  Estavan, a Moor and Spanish slave, is given credit for being the first European to set foot in what is now the states of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. How he accomplished that … Continue reading

April 17 – Blackwater Draw: Mammoths, Bison, and People

April 17 – Blackwater Draw: Mammoths, Bison, and People

Blackwater Draw: Mammoths, Bison, and People By   Ethan Ortega  April 17, 2016 – 2PM Ethan Ortega is a historic site ranger who has a BS in anthropology and applied archaeology  from ENMU. Ethan will present an overview of the long history of excavations and research at the world famous Clovis Site in Portales, New Mexico. … Continue reading

March 20 – Gallina Archaeology

March 20 – Gallina Archaeology

March 20th, 2016 Jacque Kocer, an archaeology doctoral candidate at UNM, has studied the Gallina culture which existed from AD 1050 to 1300 at a site north and east of Chaco Canyon.  The Gallina are one of the least known Native American groups in the Southwest. General Admission: Adults are $5 and Members are Free. … Continue reading