The Albuquerque Archaeological Society is a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of New Mexico. It is affiliated with the Archaeological Society of New Mexico. The purposes of the Society are to preserve and protect prehistoric and historic remains in the region; to educate members and the public in archaeological and ethnological fields; to conduct archeological studies, research, surveys, and excavations; to publish data obtained from research studies and excavations; and to cooperate with other scientific institutions. Membership in the Society includes a monthly meeting with a lecture and opportunities to participate in field trips, seminars, and cooperative activities with other institutions.
David R. Abbott is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Arizona State University. He has designed and is conducting a long-term research program focused on modeling the ancient exchange and social networks that composed the Hohokam regional system and developing the unique contribution that ceramic research can make to the study of prehistoric communities. He earned his Ph.D. from Arizona State University in 1994.
Leslie Cohen holds a BA in English Literature and Creative writing from Brown University, an MA in Education and a Master's in Anthropology and Archaeology from Harvard University. Her research focuses on the ceramics of the Mogollon and Northern Rio Grande regions of New Mexico. She also coordinates a site steward program in Santa Fe and is a Research Associate of the Laboratory of Anthropology, Santa Fe.
Patricia L. Crown received her PhD from the University of Arizona in 1981 and is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. She has conducted field investigations in the Ancestral Pueblo, Mogollon, and Hohokam areas of the American Southwest. Most of her research has concerned the manufacture and exchange of ceramics in the Southwest. Her books include Ceramic Production in the American Southwest (edited with Barbara Mills, University of Arizona Press) and Ceramics and Ideology: Salado Polychrome Pottery (University of New Mexico Press). She is currently writing a book on how children learned to make pottery in the past.
Hayward H. Franklin is a specialist in Southwestern ceramics, and has worked on archaeological projects in Southern Arizona, Salmon Ruin, in the Chaco region, and in the Albuquerque area. His Ph.D is from the University of Arizona. His current research is in Classic Period glazewares, and is focused on the site of Pottery Mound. Now retired from teaching computer programming, Hayward is currently a Research Associate at the Maxwell Museum.
Donna M. Glowacki received her PhD from Arizona State University in 2006 and is the John Cardinal O’Hara CSC Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. She is a long-time research associate with Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. Working in the Four Corners region since 1992, her research focuses on social changes leading to regional depopulation and migration, pottery production and exchange, and the formation of aggregated villages.
Kelley Hays-Gilpin received her doctorate from the University of Arizona in 1992, and is currently Professor of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University. She serves as the Edward Bridge Danson Chair of Anthropology at the Museum of Northern Arizona, where she oversees the Colton Ceramic Repository for Colorado Plateau ceramics. Her research focuses on ancestral Hopi art and lifeways, iconography, ceramics, rock art, and fiber perishables. Her publications include Prehistoric Ceramics of the Puerco Valley, Arizona (with Eric van Hartesveldt) in the Museum of Northern Arizona Ceramic Series, Prehistoric Sandals of Northeastern Arizona: the Earl H. and Ann Axtell Morris Research (with Ann C. Deegan and Elizabeth Ann Morris), and Ambiguous Images: Gender and Rock Art (winner of the 2005 Society for American Archaeology Book Award).
M. Patricia Lee, Chair, Pottery Southwest Publications, holds a BA/MA in anthropology from Hunter College and is ABD in archaeology at the City University of New York. Her research interests include the international four corners region of Sonora, Chihuahua, Arizona, and New Mexico as well as pre-contact ceramics and iconography. She earned a Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation and Regionalism from the School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico in 2005.
Peter McKenna has been involved in Southwest archaeology since 1968 and is presently working as an archaeologist for the Southwest Region of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Albuquerque. He continues an interest in mid-range methods of analysis and ceramic classification systems and how those approaches might be applied to ceramic interpretation(s). He received an M.A. from Eastern New Mexico University. His publications include The Architecture and Material Culture of 29SJ1360 Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Reports of the Chaco Center 7. Division of Cultural Research, National Park Service, Albuquerque (1984), Aztec Black, Pottery Southwest, 19(1):1-7, and Regional Patterns of Great House Development among the Totah Anasazi, New Mexico
David Phillips has been involved in Southwest archaeology since 1970 and is currently the Curator of Archaeology at the Maxwell Museum, University of New Mexico. He is also an adjunct Associate Professor of anthropology at UNM. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. in Anasazi Regional Organization and the Chaco System, edited by D.E. Doyel, pp. 133-143. Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, Anthropological Papers 5. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque with H. Wolcott Toll (1992).
Christine S. VanPool received her doctorate from the University of New Mexico and is now Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her research focuses on Casas Grandes archaeology, ceramics, and iconography, along with general questions concerning archaeological method and theory, and shamanic and gender practices throughout northern Mexico and the American Southwest.