The public is invited to the next meeting of the San Juan Basin Archaeological Society at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College.
Kellam Throgmorton will present “Social Groups at the Basketmaker-Pueblo Transition: Interpretations from the Procession Panel.” There will be a pre-meeting social at 6:30 p.m.
Throgmorton suggests the procession panel on Comb Ridge in southeastern Utah contains valuable information about the size of households and villages during the late Basketmaker III and early Pueblo I period. He says the panel depicts a community in transition, and different social organizations created fault lines where social inequalities could later develop.
Throgmorton is a public archaeologist whose research addresses cultural landscapes, monumentality and political organization. He is the supervisory archaeologist at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.
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