Becoming the Pueblo World

Samuel Duwe

Sparks, SAR Boardroom

Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 3:00–4:00 pm, Free

Archaeologist Sam Duwe at Tsi‑p'in‑owinge'Archaeologist Sam Duwe at Tsi‑p'in‑owinge'Photograph courtesy of Sam DuweArchaeologist Sam Duwe at Tsi‑p'in‑owinge'Photograph courtesy of Sam Duwe

Each Pueblo's homeland is defined by its physical landscape through prominent topographic features, modern villages, ancient ruins, and complex systems of shrines. The earliest Southwestern anthropologists made detailed notes of these sacred geographies and how they are used to bound cultural landscapes, represent Pueblo cosmology, and record history. Modern archaeological fieldwork continues the tradition to understand how Pueblo worlds changed through time and reflect the resilience of Pueblo culture in the face of a millennium of nearly overwhelming challenges.

Samuel Duwe is an assistant professor of anthropology at Eastern New Mexico University. His current research in northern New Mexico seeks to understand the development of Pueblo worldview and society.

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