Open to both members and nonmembers, SAR In Depth courses are opportunities to engage with exciting scholars and offer a collaborative learning environment on the historic campus. Join us this fall for Edgar Lee Hewett and the Early Pioneers of Southwestern Archaeology.
School of American Archaeology (what would eventually become the School for Advanced Research). Edgar Lee Hewett, an educator and emerging archaeologist at the time, became the school’s first director. He was instrumental in the development of the Archaeological Society of New Mexico and the Museum of New Mexico. He is often credited with shaping the burgeoning field of Southwestern archaeology in the early twentieth century. His long career reflected a larger-than-life persona, which contributes to the public attention he has received over the years. A less-explored subject is the coterie of ambitious young scholars and field workers who surrounded him. This course explores the lives of these influential scholars, their impact on the developing field of archaeology, and their changing views of the Southwest’s indigenous societies prior to contact with Europeans. With a particular focus on Sylvanus Morley, Jesse Nusbaum, and Kenneth Chapman, this course will also consider the work of John Fletcher, Frederick Hodge, A. V. Kidder, Ralph Emerson Twitchell, and John Harrington, among others.
Jason S. Shapiro, PhD, was a long-time adjunct professor at the College of Santa Fe. An archaeologist, he has participated in a number of digs in New Mexico and Maryland. He is the author of A Space Syntax Analysis of Arroyo Hondo Pueblo, New Mexico: Community Formation in the Northern Rio Grande (SAR Press) and Before Santa Fe: Archaeology of the City Different (Museum of New Mexico Press).
Dates, Times, and Places:
Tuesday, October 2, 3-5 p.m., Dobkin Boardroom
Tuesday, October 9, 3-5 p.m., Dobkin Boardroom
Tuesday, October 16, 3-5 p.m., Dobkin Boardroom
Tuesday October 23, 3-5 p.m., Dobkin Boardroom
Cost: $300 for members; $350 for non-members.
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For more information about the class, contact Meredith Davidson firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-954-7223.