FUTURE MEETINGS AND TALKS (PUBLIC WELCOME)
Sept 21st, 2015 7:00 pm Public Welcome. Free
Springerville Heritage Center, 418 E. Main Street, 7:00PM
Speaker Katherine Ann Dungan
Topic: Religion and Borderlands in the Ancient Southwest: Variability in Rectangular Great Kivas
Great kivas—large structures that archaeologists believe served religious or ritual purposes—were built at sites with above ground architecture in east-central Arizona and west-central New Mexico from around AD 1000 to 1400. Although archaeologists have tended to think of great kivas and other large scale or religious architecture in village societies as “integrative” or acting to hold society together, this doesn’t give us the complete picture of how the social roles played by these buildings varied across time and space. This talk will discuss how great kivas were constructed and the materials found inside them, and particularly how and why great kivas along the Upper Little Colorado and to the south in the Upper Gila—both areas that might be thought of as social borderlands—differ from those in the Mogollon Highlands.
Katherine works with Archaeology Southwest, her larger interest in archaeology include the role of religion in non-state societies, architecture and the built environment, ceramic analysis, and spatial analysis.
The LCRC will be hosting the Annual Meeting of the AAS in Springerville Arizona. It is a beautiful time of year here in eastern Arizona, and the events and venue planned are worth the trip!
LCRC is now on FACEBOOK!
Dues are payable January 1 of each year (Single: $35.00; Family: $40.00)
Explore new places, meet new people, share in protecting our regional cultural resources and enjoy the good fellowship and programs.
Membership benefits include:
*Tours & hikes to interesting places in the SW (due to liability considerations, members only)
*Presentations by local and regional specialists
*Receive publications produced by the AAS, including quarterly newsletter and The Petroglyph
*Hands-on participation and volunteer work in ongoing stabilization , reconstruction and maintaining
Casa Malpais Pueblo
*Certification in various fields which allow members to participate in AAS-approved archaeological excavations.
Send your memberships to:
Ann Wilkinson, Treasurer, LCRC
. 600 S. Creekside, Show Low, AZ 85401
|Office|| Office Holder
|| Contact Information
|Vice President||Earl Cochran
|Three Year Director
|One Year Director||Carol Buseman||
|Two Year Director
|Archivist|| Sue Ziegler
|| Dr. Michael Lawson
| Casa Malapais Archaeological Park & Museum
Museum Hours: Monday-Saturday 8am-4pm
Tours: Tues-Sat, 9,11:30 and 2pm, weather permitting
| 418 E. Main St.
Springerville, AZ 85938