Barbara J. Mills

2015, October 18–22
Puebloan Societies: New Perspectives Across the SubfieldsAdvanced SeminarPuebloan Societies: New Perspectives Across the SubfieldsThis seminar’s purpose was to address Puebloan social formations of the past and present from a variety of comparative perspectives using a four-field anthropological approach, and to reconnect the currently disjointed anthropological sub-fields, especially archaeology and ethnology, and to develop new perspectives on Puebloan social societies.
2014
Barbara J. MillsCotsen Summer ScholarA Tale of Two Projects: The Oxford Handbook of the Southwest and the Chaco World Database
2012, March 13–14
The Dynamics of Social Networks in the Late Prehispanic SouthwestResearch Team SeminarThe Dynamics of Social Networks in the Late Prehispanic SouthwestThis seminar brought together an interdisciplinary team for discussion of their NSF-funded project that was attempting to understand the coalescence and collapse of populations in the western U.S. Southwest during the tumultuous period from AD 1200 to 1550.
2008
Memory WorkSAR Press PublicationMemory Work: Archaeologies of Material PracticesMemory making is a social practice that links people and things together across time and space and ultimately has material consequences. The intersection of matter and social practice becomes archaeologically visible through the deposits created during social activities. The contributors to this volume share a common goal to map out the different ways in which to study social memories in past societies programmatically and tangibly.
2005, February 16–18
Short SeminarThe Archaeology of Ritual, Memory, and MaterialityThis seminar explored innovative methods brought to bear on “purposeful deposits” from activities that arrange or order objects in the archaeological record—for instance, weapons hoards in Europe, dedicatory offerings in Pueblo buildings, and votive deposits in Maya temples.
2004
In Search of ChacoSAR Press PublicationIn Search of Chaco: New Approaches to an Archaeological EnigmaStartling discoveries and impassioned debates have emerged from the “Chaco Phenomenon” since the publication of New Light on Chaco Canyon twenty years ago. This completely updated edition features seventeen original essays, scores of photographs, maps, and site plans, and the perspectives of archaeologists, historians, and Native American thinkers.
2001
Women & Men in the Prehispanic SouthwestSAR Press PublicationWomen & Men in the Prehispanic Southwest: Labor, Power, and PrestigeWomen & Men in the Prehispanic Southwest takes a groundbreaking look at gendered activities in prehistory and the differential access that women and men had to sources and symbols of power and prestige.
1997, March 2–6
Advanced SeminarSex Roles and Gender Hierarchies in Middle Range Societies: Engendering Southwestern PrehistoryThe prehistoric American Southwest presents an ideal case for investigating gender issues. This advanced seminar was the first comprehensive attempt to examine the record of this region in terms of gender.


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