I’m totally psyched that the Archaeology Society of New Mexico (ASNM) has chosen to host their Annual Conference this year in Taos (where I’m currently hunkered down). The conference will take place from May 1-3, 2009. Here are the details:
Between the Mountains, Beyond the Mountains: Contributions to the archaeology of the Northern Rio Grande.
Friday afternoon: Archaeological Ethics, Law, Sensitivity course (Quality Inn) – $5
ASNM Steward Certification Series Course given by Erin J. Hudson, Cibola National Forest archaeologist.
Friday evening: Registration and Cocktail Party (Quality Inn)
Saturday day: Paper Presentations (Taos Convention Center)
All kinds of stuff.
Saturday evening: Cocktails and Silent Auction at 6pm, Dinner and Bandelier Lecture at 8pm (Sagebrush Inn)
Steve A. Lakatos, the Project Director for the New Mexico Office of Archaeological Studies, will present “Back Where It All Began: Ancestral Puebloan Development in the Northern Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico.” I’m going to chime in that the Sagebrush Inn has got a great restaurant, so I’m optimistic that the food will be fantast.
Sunday: Organized field trips to all kinds of great archaeological sites in the area.
Includes Hacienda de los Martinez, the Millicent Rogers Museum, the Wells Petroglyph Preserve, Taos Pueblo Santa Cruz Feast Day Dance, Rio Chiquito and Rio Pueblo Petroglyph Site, and Pot Creek. Prices range from free to $20.
The cost for the conference is $30 if you register before April 27, 2009, and only $10 for students. Go to the Taos Archaeological Society’s website for more information and to register. Let me know if you’ll be there!