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Thursday, March 5, 2015   4:00 pm      Hibben 105                      free
Anthropology Colloquia Series
Secular Changes, Plasticity, and Evolution Stephen Ousley
Secular changes in humans, usually limited to those occurring within 100 years or so, have been extensively researched, especially stature. Secular changes are generally limited to non-evolutionary forces (natural selection, gene flow, gene drift), and are usually ascribed to plasticity, the fact that the same genetic code can result in different morphologies depending on environmental and cultural factors.
Reception to Follow

Dr. Stephen Ousley earned his Ph.D in Biological Anthropology at the University of Tennessee in 1997. With Richard Jantz, he co-authored Fordisc, a computer program that aids in the identification of unknown human remains using various statistical methods. From 1998 through 2007, Dr. Ousley was the Director of the Repatriation Osteology Laboratory in the Repatriation Office of the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution.
Sponsored by the Maxwell Museum, Department of Anthropology, and Ortiz Center.

Thursday, March 19, 2015   4:00 pm                  Hibben 105           free
Kennedy Lecture

Processes of Emplacement & Sustainability: Lifestyle Migration and Community Development in Coastal Jalisco, Mexico Jennifer Cardinal
Coastal community La Manzanilla is a tourism destination of approximately 1500 residents, roughly a quarter of which are foreign resident lifestyle migrants. Lifestyle migration, the consumption-based form of migration practiced primarily by the middle and upper classes, is becoming an increasingly popular extension of tourism around the world. Cardinal’s research attends to the relationships between lifestyle migrant practices of emplacement, and the agentive practices of young Mexican residents, illustrating the ways in which young Mexican residents and entrepreneurs are positioning themselves as agents of tourism and community development in La Manzanilla.

Jennifer Cardinal is a PhD candidate in the UNM  Department of Anthropology. Support for her work includes the University of New Mexico Office of Graduate Studies, the Tinker Foundation and Latin American and Iberian Institute.
Sponsored by the Maxwell Museum, Department of Anthropology, and Ortiz Center.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015    11 am - 3 pm            
Bread Baking   
Bread baking demonstration, Indian tacos, fry bread and more by the Edaakies of Isleta Pueblo.
Maxwell Museum Courtyard

Saturday, March 28, 2015    8 am - 4 pm             
Guadalupe Ruin: An Archaeological and Cultural Excursion
Guides- Tom Windes & Nasario Garcia
Guadalupe ruin is a single story, masonary pueblo. It sits one hundred sixty feet above the Rio Puerco Valley floor on an isolated sandstone mesa, between the Tapia and Salado Canyons. Guadelupe Ruin’s earliest occupation is dated from AD 920-1130.
The road to Guadalupe ruin contains what remains of Guadalupe Village, home to Hispanic families for generations. A stop at the village will bring to life what life was like 70-80 years ago in the Rio Puerco.

Itinerary 8:00 am 8:15 am 10:30 am 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 4:00 pm
Meet at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology Depart the Maxwell Museum Tour Guadalupe Ruin & Lunch on the mesa Arrive Guadalupe Ruin,
Leave Village Arrive at Maxwell Museum

$75 per person, Friends discount UNM tuition remission accepted $10.00 Optional Van transportation

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