Wednesday, September 11, 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. Welcome to the fall semester! Museum Courtyard
Repeats Wednesday, September 25th.
Friday, September 20, 2013 4:00 - 5:00pm free Hibben Center 105
“How did hominins become human? Insights from the Middle and Later Stone Age record of southern Tanzania,” by Pamela R. Willoughby, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta, Canada
Recently discovered rockshelters and open site sites in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania are producing a record of modern human biological and cultural evolution, from the early Middle Stone Age (MSA) to present. One rockshelter, Mlambalasi, has produced a late Pleistocene LSA (Later Stone Age) burial of a small adult person. Another, Magubike, contains modern Homo sapiens teeth in direct association with thousands of early MSA stone artifacts, large land snails and fossil mammal remains. It also contains ostrich eggshell beads which are directly dated to between 31,000 and over 50,000 years ago. There are two other (possibly more recent) MSA occupations at Magubike, both of which are stratified under LSA and later cultural remains. This talk describes results of the analysis of the human skeletal remains, as well as the lithic assemblages. Between the two sites, a picture is emerging of how people became both biologically and behaviorally modern, as well as human history over the past 300,000 years.
Pam will also be speaking for Sigma Xi at 5:30 Thursday Sept 19 at Continuing Education.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 11:00 am
A special UNM Homecoming tour of archaeology and ethnology collections with Curators David Phillips and Kathryn Klein. View examples of objects from around New Mexico and the world including a collection of 5,000 whole and partial pots both prehistoric and modern; a vast array of historical baskets, and instruments from across the globe.
Limited to 25, for reservations: 505 277-1400
Enjoy Indian tacos after the tour.
Saturday, September 28, 2013 8:45 am - 3:30 pm
Excursion to Galisteo Basin
This excursion will explore the petroglyph concentrations on the Singleton Ranch property located in the Galisteo Basin. Former National Park Service Southwest Region Director /Chief Scientist and Rock Art Scholar Milford Fletcher, will discuss the significant petroglyph concentrations at the site. The area is known for its calm, natural landscape, breathtaking beauty and, of course, rock art. The site is restricted and accessible by special permission
The hike will take place on an unofficial trail, participants must be able to climb on rocks and uneven surfaces. It is approximately a mile long journey, 300 yards of which are uphill, that will be strenuous, some climbing on uneven terrain is required. Along with the challenging terrain participants may encounter wild life, such as rattlesnakes, etc. For more information call 505 277-1400 or email@example.com
Friends $75 Non- Members $85
Optional Van: $15