Fire & Archaeology on the Pajarito Plateau: Studies in Fire-Prone Environments

Rory Gauthier

Sparks, SAR boardroom, 660 Garcia Street, Santa Fe

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 3:00–4:00 pm, Free

Pajarito archaeological site damaged by firePajarito archaeological site damaged by fireBy Rory Gauthier.Pajarito archaeological site damaged by fireBy Rory Gauthier.

Archaeologist Rory Gauthier will trace the development of archaeological site preservation during extreme fire and post-fire events and discuss the direct and indirect effects on cultural resources and techniques utilized to mitigate the impacts from fire. He will also discuss the future of preserving the archeological resources of the Pajarito Plateau that are facing an uncertain future with the predicted effects of climate change resulting in more intense fire events.

[Seating is limited to 70; please arrive early.]

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