Taos Archaeological Society
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Date: October 11, 2016
Speaker: Michael Burney
Topic title: Prehistoric Sites of the Northern Plains
Michael will introduce archaeological site types of the prehistoric period typically found in the northern plains of Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Undisturbed prairie has preserved a wide array of native sites in remarkably good condition -- Bison and antelope drive lines and kill sites; stone tipi rings, medicine wheels, rock art, effigies, vision questing places, burials, Ghost Dance grounds, and Sun Dance sites. A sample of these site types will be shown and narrated.
Bio. : Awarded B.A.in anthropology from the Univ. of Idaho, Moscow and M.A. From the Univ. of Colorado, Boulder. He has worked for a number of native tribes: the Umatilla, Cayuse, and Walla Walla, Oregon; the Rosebud and Yankton Sioux, SD; and Assiniboine/Sioux and Northern Cheyenne, Montana. He continues to advocate for the participation of tribes in Amerca's cultural management (CRM) industry. Michael currently travels with federal law attorney, Gary Montaa, (Standing Rock Sioux, Ft. Yates, ND) teaching archaeological monitoring to tribal members selected by their tribal governments.
Join other TAS members and our speaker for Dinner at 5PM
Guadalajara Grill South, 1384 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos,
Arrive between 5:00 and 5:30 PM, place your order at the front,
and take your number to the back room. No reservations needed.
Three Rivers Petroglyph Park
and to an active excavation at Creekside, a Jornada Mogollon site in the Tularosa, New Mexico area.
Please click on the box below for the full description of this trip.
If you wish to join this trip please notify Carl Calvert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAS Field Trip: October 6, all day field trip to the Classic Period ruins of Tsi/pinowinge, near Abiquiu.
WRANGLER: Jane Starks email@example.com 575 770 6892
Contact Jane to sign up, limited to 13 people.
Required: the ability to hike four miles (round trip) down and then up a narrow, sometimes steep, and generally poorly maintained trail. High-clearance 4WD vehicles are mandatory. Group is limited to 13 additional people (15 total, including our guide). If more people are interested I will schedule an additional trip.
Ann Baldwin, an archaeologist with 35 years of experience will by our Forest Service guide.
DESTINATION: Located on a small mesa with stunning views of the Pedernal and Abiquiu reservoir, Tsi'pinowinge is the northernmost and largest of the Classic Period ancestral Tewa pueblos. It contains up to 400 rooms, with 16 kivas, including a great kiva; some partially or fully excavated from bedrock. Room blocks are constructed from quarried and shaped tufa blocks, and the ground is covered with pottery sherds and lithic material.Google "Tsi'pinowinge ruins" and you will get all kinds of results with images.
REQUIREMENTS: I will drive and can take 4 additional people, but we will need at least two more vehicles, high-clearance and 4WD. If you wish to attend and if you are able drive please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 575 770 6892.
After a summer hiatus of 3 months, the TAS BookClub will resume meeting in September; the book chosen is Over the Santa Fe Trail to Mexico...the travel diaries and autobiography of Dr. Rowland Willard, ed. by Joy Poole 2015 to be discussed. Also, an extra treat, the editor Joy Poole will be a TAS speaker sometime next spring!
Thurs,Sept 22 7pm at Don Keeffe's home
Please RSVP Don at email@example.com only if you are attending so he can have a head count.
Some other books we are reading are:
The BookClub is always open to suggestion of book ideas.