Southwest Archaeology


Southwest Archaeology

For those of us interested in the archaeology of the American Southwest. (Photo: Wukoki Ruin, Wupatki Nat'l Monument, Arizona)

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Latest Activity: Dec 10, 2012


Centered roughly around the point where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet, the American Southwest is littered with the remnants of villages, towns, and some say urban centers, left behind by the original residents of this area.

Several distinct cultural horizons have been identified in the Southwest, and even within this region there is a good deal of specialization by archaeologists. Cross-cultural comparisons are extremely valuable, and I would hope to see a lot of sharing among the members of this group.

I will be creating a Wiki for the group where we can archive useful resources, and welcome any comments or suggestions that will help make this group useful to all of us.

Discussion Forum

Resources for Archaeology in the American Southwest 4 Replies

Started by Paul Wren. Last reply by Paul Wren Mar 28, 2011.

What's your passion? 1 Reply

Started by Paul Wren. Last reply by dtoebe Jun 28, 2009.

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Comment by Larry Stout on December 10, 2012 at 7:29pm

Greetings!  I've traveled in the Southwest quite a lot, including several visits to such places as Mesa Verde, Montezuma Castle, Tuzigut, Walnut Canyon, and the several petroglyph sites in the Moab area, I'm much interested.  (I'm a retired geologist/editor.)

Comment by Paul Wren on September 7, 2011 at 11:29pm

It's coming up quickly, but I wanted to point you to the Perry Mesa Symposium, happening this Saturday in Phoenix, AZ (September 10, 2011).


Comment by Paul Wren on June 21, 2011 at 7:04pm

Registration is open for the Pecos Conference 2011, which takes place just south of Jacob Lake (a few miles north of the Grand Canyon North Rim).  The fun begins on August 11th!

Comment by Paul Wren on March 7, 2011 at 5:25am

There is another southwest archaeology conference coming up in April:


Chimney Rock in the Chacoan World


This two-day conference is in Pagosa Springs, Colorado on April 29th and 30th.

Comment by Paul Wren on November 1, 2010 at 3:49am
It took me almost two weeks to get around to it, but I have finally posted most of my notes from the 2010 Mogollon Archaeology Conference.

Day 1: Sacred Spaces

Day 2: Mimbres Lives and Landscapes

Also, note that you can still read the detailed program containing the abstracts for all presenters at the Conference website.
Comment by Paul Wren on October 16, 2010 at 9:52pm
I wanted to draw your attention to another Southwest archaeological conference: Discovering the Archaeology of the Arizona Strip Region, occurring the weekend of November 12-13. Not sure if I'm attending yet, but it looks interesting.
Comment by Paul Wren on October 14, 2010 at 5:47am
I am attending the 2010 Mogollon Archaeology Conference at New Mexico State University this weekend (see event page).

I'm planning to blog here at the OAC about the sessions, and I"ll add a comment here as I do.

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