San Juan Basin Archaeological Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday via Zoom.
After a brief business meeting, Patricia Crown will present ”Drinking Rituals and Politics in Chaco Canyon.” This talk will not be recorded.
Crown is on the faculty at the University of New Mexico. She has conducted field investigations in the Ancestral Puebloan, Mogollon and Hohokam areas of the American Southwest, and has worked in Chaco Canyon since 2005. She is particularly interested in ritual, women’s roles in the past and how children learned the skills they needed to function as adults.
With collaborator Jeffrey Hurst, she identified the first pre-Hispanic cacao (chocolate) north of the Mexican border in ceramics from Chaco Canyon using organic residue analysis. She directed the re-excavation of a room in Pueblo Bonito at Chaco Canyon. Study results were published this fall by UNM Press.
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