Turquoise, Trumpets, and Tchamahias: The Wealth of Chaco Canyon
John Kantner (School for Advanced Research)
Membership Lecture, The New Mexico History Museum Auditorium
Thursday, November 5, 2009, 6:30–7:30 pm
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The stunning monumental buildings in Chaco Canyon have yielded some of the most amazing turquoise, copper, and shell symbols of “wealth” ever found in the ancient American Southwest. But while we marvel at these treasures, what did they mean to the ancient Puebloan people who lived in the Chaco world? Dr. John Kantner discusses what we know about Chacoan notions of wealth and value, and how these concepts changed over time.
Cost: Free to SAR members/$5 for nonmembers