Wednesday, November 6, 2013 11:00 am- 3:00 pm $3 - $5
Indian Bread Baking
Enjoy the newly renovated courtyard and view the first Indian bread baking demonstration, have lunch and relax in the open space. The Edaakies are back serving fresh oven bread, fry bread, Indian tacos, Joe’s Special, Anne’s Special and more. Museum Courtyard
Repeats Wednesday, November 20th.
Thursday, November 14, 2013 7:30 pm free Anthropology Lecture Hall 163
“Africa in the World: (Re)centering African History through Archaeology,” Ann Stahl, Professor and Chair Department of Anthropology, University of Victoria
British Columbia, Canada
In the early post-colonial decades, scholars of Africa’s pasts turned inward, endeavoring to demonstrate the independence of Africa from the world. Archaeological research in particular was directed toward demonstrating Africa’s original and independent trajectories of technological, social and political innovation, with little attention paid to Africa’s interrelations with areas outside the continent. Much has changed in recent years as scholars increasingly recognize that Africa has long been ‘in and of the world’, to paraphrase David William Cohen, prominent historian of Africa. This paper explores how recent archaeological scholarship centered on the last two millennia in sub-Saharan Africa is transforming our understanding of the sub-continent’s relationship with other world regions, at the same time as providing insight into the centrality of those relationships to the historical trajectories of regions outside Africa. How is archaeological evidence contributing to our understanding of Africa’s entanglements with the Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and Atlantic worlds? What were the transformative effects of trade in gold, ivory and humans, and how does archaeological evidence encourage us to recenter understandings of modernity and its variable expressions in Africa & elsewhere?
Friday, November 15, 2013 12:00 noon Anthropology Room 248
JAR Specialized Seminar
"Ritualization & Metal Working: Deposition and the Dynamics of Practice in Banda, Ghana, AD1300-1650" by Dr. Ann Stahl will discuss recent excavations of a metallurgical workshop.
Friday, November 15, 2013 7:00 pm free Hibben Center 105
“The Ancestors Legacy at Spiritual Places: Water and Shrines in the Pueblos,” by Dr. Richard Ford, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology and Botany, U of Michigan & Research Associate, MIAC and Laboratory of Anthropology.
Saturday, November 16, 2013 9:00 am- 4:00 pm Hibben Center
New Mexico Archeological Council 2013 Fall Conference
“Water in the Southwest: Ritual, History, Archaeology.”
Registration required. $25 NMAC members, $50 nonmembers (includes one year membership) For more information contact Dave Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Prairie Star Restaurant - Bernalillo, New Mexico
5th Annual Navajo Rug Auction
11 a.m. Preview
1 p.m. Auction
More than two hundred traditional and contemporary handmade rugs by weavers of New Mexico and Arizona will be on display and available for purchase. The only local Navajo rug auction, it will feature a wide range of styles in historic and recently completed rugs. Specialists and experts in the field of Native American art and Navajo weaving will be on site to identify handspun, hand-carded, and vintage pieces to ensure quality items and prices. Preview from 11 a.m., the auction will begin at 1:00. There is no admission charge.
Whether you are a collector or just learning this is a great opportunity to view a variety of styles and learn the history of Navajo rug weaving. Browse, bid, and take home a unique handmade textile. Proceeds benefit Navajo weavers and the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. Sales tax will not be charged for purchases. A portion of all purchases is tax deductible. For more information: 277-1400.
The auction will be conducted by the R. B. Burnham & Co. Trading Post. Bruce Burnham and his family are well known for their work in trading Native art of the four corners area for five generations. Their expertise in buying, selling, and trading has earned the respect of collectors and peers nationwide.
The Prairie Star restaurant is located on Highway 550 at Tamaya Road, Bernalillo, New Mexico. Directions to Prairie Star: From Albuquerque: North I 25 to exit 242, at the top of the ramp go west/left and travel 2 miles on 550. Santa Ana Casino will be on the north/right, continue 1 block west of the casino and take a right at the light- Tamaya Rd. Appx. 1/4 mile from 550 you will see a sign that reads Santa Ana Golf Club and Prairie Star Restaurant.
Wednesday, November 27 through Saturday, December 7 2013
Maxwell Museum Store Annual Holiday Sale!
Deep discounts throughout the
store! From locally made bread mixes to hand-made pottery, scarves and jewelry, your purchase will not only support the Maxwell's programs but also support fair-trade organizations and local artisans. UNM staff, faculty and students always save 10%, Friends 15%.
The Maxwell Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10-4.