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.
Patricia L. Crown
received her Ph.D. 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 production, use,
and exchange of ceramics in the Southwest. She is currently exploring the
history of chocolate drinks in the Southwest and editing a volume on the Pueblo
Bonito trash mound artifacts.
received her doctorate from the University of Arizona in 1992 and is currently
Professor/Chair 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).
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, including from the site of Pottery
Mound. Now retired from teaching computer programming, Hayward is currently
a Research Associate at the Maxwell Museum.
M. Patricia Lee, editor,
is a Research Associate at the American Museum of Natural History. She earned
her Ph.D. in Anthropology from The Graduate Center, The City University of New
York. Patricia graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a BA/MA in
Anthropology from Hunter College. Her research interests include the
international four corners region of Sonora, Chihuahua, Arizona, and New Mexico
as well as pre-contact ceramics and iconography. Dr. Lee holds a Graduate
Certificate in Historic Preservation and Regionalism from the School of
Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico. She is the author
of The Complete Guide to Job Sharing (1983) Walker and Company, New York.
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. 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 (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,
1992) with H. Wolcott Toll.
has been involved in Southwest archaeology since 1970 and is currently the
Curator of Archaeology at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New
Mexico. He is also a Research Associate Professor of anthropology at the
University of New Mexico. Dr. Phillips received his Ph.D. from the University
Kari L. Schleher
received her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 2010 and is Laboratory
Manager at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez, Colorado. Most of her
research has focused on the organization of production and technology in pottery.
She has worked on ceramic assemblages from over 20 sites across the U.S. Southwest
dating from the Late Archaic to early Historic periods, with a focus on the
northern Rio Grande region of New Mexico and the Mesa Verde region of Colorado.
She is the author or co-author of a number of edited volume chapters, including
three chapters in Potters and Communities of Practice: Glaze Paint and
Polychrome Pottery in the American Southwest, A.D. 1250–1700, and
numerous cultural resource management report chapters.
graduated magna cum laude in anthropology from the University of Colorado,
Boulder and received an M.A. degree in anthropology from the University of the
Americas in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. He was awarded a Ph.D. from the Department
of Archaeology, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Thompson has conducted
field work primarily in the Maya area of Mesoamerica and the U.S. Southwest. Marc
has taught at the university level, led Smithsonian Odyssey Tours, and published
widely on Mimbres iconology. He recently retired as Director of the El Paso Museum
of Archaeology. At present he is a Research Associate of the Maxwell Museum of
Anthropology, University of New Mexico.
Christine S. VanPool
received her doctorate from the University of New Mexico and is now an Associate
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.