Events

See our full listing of upcoming events below or view by category:

May
27
Mon
LECTURE | How Connected Was the Chaco World?: A Social Network Perspective @ Santa Fe Women's Club
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
LECTURE | How Connected Was the Chaco World?:  A Social Network Perspective @ Santa Fe Women's Club | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States

Anthropological Archaeologist Dr. Barbara J. Mills , Regent’s Professor, Department of Anthropology, Professor, American Indian Studies, University of Arizona; Curator of Archaeology, Arizona State Museum; Co-Editor of The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology; and author of ‘Key Debates in Chacoan Archaeology’ In Search of Chaco: New Approaches to an Archaeological Enigma, will discuss How Connected Was the Chaco World?:  A Social Network Perspective

Santa Fe Lecture Series Presented by Southwest Seminars Honoring The Archaeological Conservancy. Monday nights at 6 pm.
Tickets: $15 at the door or $132 for the series of 11 lectures
For more information please contact:
Southwest Seminars:  (505) 466-2775
The Archaeological Conservancy:  (505) 266-1540.
Jun
5
Wed
TOUR | Ohio Moundbuilders
Jun 5 – Jun 9 all-day
TOUR | Ohio Moundbuilders @ Ohio | United States

Hundreds of years ago in what is now part of southern Ohio, a complex culture of moundbuilders flourished.  Extensive earthworks, some towering six stories high, are the legacy of the Hopewell and Adena people.  The Hopewell and Adena cultures, which flourished in the eastern United States from about 800 B.C. to A.D. 400, consisted of rich traditions and elaborate rituals.  Mica and copper ornaments, ostentatious burials, and the remains of large wooden structures are often found at their mound sites.

The Conservancy’s tour offers an opportunity to discover more about the Hopewell and Adena cultures with visits to some of their most awe-inspiring mounds and earthworks, which are now “short-listed” for designation as a World Heritage Site.  Throughout the tour, expert archaeologists will offer their insights into the mysterious world of the moundbuilders.

See the full schedule here:

Ohio Moundbuilders

Sep
7
Sat
TOUR | Chaco Canyon in Depth @ Chaco Canyon, New Mexico
Sep 7 – Sep 15 all-day
TOUR | Chaco Canyon in Depth @ Chaco Canyon, New Mexico | Ohio | United States

Explore the vast cultural system of Chaco Canyon and the extensive network of outlying communities that developed in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado from A.D. 800 to 1130.  We’ll visit Pueblo Bonito and other spectacular great houses in Chaco Canyon as well as the great kiva at Casa Rinconada.  We’ll also have the unique opportunity to visit many of the most important outlying communities that are integral parts of the entire Chacoan complex still being uncovered by researchers.  Scholars are still struggling to understand how this vast system developed and operated, and why it suddenly collapsed in about A.D. 1130.

To complete the experience, we will tour the modern day Pueblo of Acoma and spend two memorable nights camping in Chaco Canyon.  Some of the leading Chaco experts will join us.

See the full schedule here:

Chaco Canyon in Depth

TOUR | French and Indian War Tour @ New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland
Sep 7 – Sep 14 all-day
TOUR | French and Indian War Tour @ New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland | Ohio | United States

Join us as we travel across New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland to explore the rich history and archaeology of the French and Indian War. This epic struggle involving Native Americans, the English and French Empires, and Colonial forces, was one of the first global conflicts and a defining moment in American history. On our journey we will meet with historians, archaeologists and native people at a variety of archaeological sites, museums, and interpretive centers.

See the full schedule here:

French and Indian War Tour

Sep
12
Thu
TOUR | Cliff Dwellers of the American Southwest @ Arizona and Colorado
Sep 12 – Sep 22 all-day
TOUR | Cliff Dwellers of the American Southwest @ Arizona and Colorado | Ohio | United States

Cliff dwellings are among the most amazing archaeological sites in the world: walls and doorways, towers and kivas, all tucked neatly into sandstone cliffs.  More than 700 years ago, the Anasazi and Sinagua cultures of the Four Corners region called these sites  home. Warm and dry during the winter, the secluded pueblos may also have protected villagers from attacking enemies.

Our tour will journey to the most famous of the region’s cliff dwellings, as well as modern-day pueblos and several Conservancy preserves, and be guided by archaeologists well-versed in the region’s prehistory.

See the full schedule here:

Cliff Dwellers of the American Southwest

Oct
12
Sat
TOUR | Native Peoples of Florida’s Mangrove Coast @ Southern Florida
Oct 12 – Oct 18 all-day
TOUR | Native Peoples of Florida’s Mangrove Coast @ Southern Florida | Ohio | United States

For over a thousand years the Calusa, Tocobaga, and Seminole dominated southern Florida.  They developed complex civilizations, created breathtaking artwork, and constructed monumental earthworks.  Time and again, they defeated those who attempted to subjugate them.

Our exciting journey will take us from the ancient mound center at Crystal River to the man-made island of Mound Key, the Calusa’s capital.  Along the way, we’ll visit the key sites of Florida’s original inhabitants, explore the unique estuarine environment in which these people lived, and encounter a variety of wildlife such as manatees, dolphins, and alligators.

Joining us for the entire tour will be Dr. Jeffrey M. Mitchem, an expert in early Spanish and Native American contact in the Southeastern United States. He is an archaeologist with the Arkansas Archaeological Survey as well as a board member of the Florida Public Archaeology Network, the Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education, and The Archaeological Conservancy.

See the full schedule here:

Native Peoples of Florida’s Mangrove Coast

Oct
25
Fri
TOUR | Oaxaca during the Day of the Dead @ Oaxaca, Mexico
Oct 25 – Nov 4 all-day
TOUR | Oaxaca during the Day of the Dead @ Oaxaca, Mexico | Ohio | United States

Join us in Oaxaca, Mexico during one of the most unusual festivals anywhere – the Day of the Dead.  On this day, people prepare home altars and decorate cemeteries to welcome the dead, who are believed to return to enjoy the food and drink they indulged in during life.  Not at all a morbid occasion, the town is filled with celebration.

Oaxaca lies in a semitropical valley surrounded by the peaks of the Sierra Madre del Sur.  The city’s architecture reflects its rich Spanish Colonial and modern history.  Vast ruins of Ancient Mixtecan and Zapotecan civilizations lie just outside the city. Oaxacan archaeologist Dr. Robert Markens will accompany us on our trip.

See the full schedule here:

Oaxaca during the Day of the Dead