Instruments of Power: Musical Performance in Rituals of the Ancestral Puebloans of the American Southwest
Sparks, SAR Boardroom
Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 3:00–4:00 pm, Free
Videography and video editing by SAR volunteer John Sadd Sapawe Whistles
Archaeologists rarely study sound production in prehistory. Using a multidisciplinary approach that includes musicology, archaeology, iconography, history, and ethnography to examine musical instruments from the Southwest, much has been learned about music, musicians, and the social and physical contexts of music prior to European contact. A native New Mexican, Emily Brown has worked as an archaeologist for the National Park Service and now owns an archaeology consulting firm in Santa Fe.