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Upcoming Activities

Dear JRI members, Included below is information on upcoming activities. 400 Years of Figs in New Mexico: On March 25, Jornada Research in cooperation with the Tularosa Arts and History Council and the Native Plants Society of Otero County will hosting The Fig Man from 10:30 to 2:30. Lloyd Kreitzer is the “fig man” and […]


Summary by David Greenwald. Beginning the evening of October 6, JRI served as host to the Site Steward Foundation (SSF) over the following three days. Founded in 2008, its mission is to support the conservation, preservation, monitoring, education and research of archaeological, historical and cultural resources in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona. Funds raised […]


Conference Summary, by David Greenwald, President. The sixth Tularosa Basin Conference was held in Ruidoso on June 2, 3, and 4 with tours on June 5. Twenty-four speakers gathered to present on recent and updated studies that covered topics on history, prehistory, geomorphology, botany, iconography and symbolism, fossil trackways, shrines, remote sensing, and sampling in […]

Margaret Berrier has co-authored a new article.

People of Wood and Stone: Considering the Context of the Gould Effigy, a Previously Undocumented Anthropomorphic Stone Carving from Lincoln County, New Mexico. By Scott Nicolay, Margaret Berrier, Manuel Dueñas-Garcia and Robert Mark.  Abstract Anthropomorphic effigies remain one of the rarest and most poorly understood artifact categories in the Southwest/Northwest, and publications on this topic employ highly inconsistent nomenclature. […]

Ancient Odysseys Gives a Nod to JRI

Ancient Odysseys, a website site devoted to helping people find paleontology and archaeology digs around the world, shared an article from Afar. AFAR is the world’s leading travel media brand. The article was written by one of the volunteers who experienced the joy and challenge of working at Creekside Village.

Exciting New Coronado Research from Deni Seymour

For the past year and a quarter, we have been working on a set of new Vasquez de Coronado sites. They are the first sites from this expedition discovered here in Arizona. The evidence of this earliest European expedition into southern Arizona is robust and unquestionable. This discovery is supported by an abundance of evidence. […]

Upcoming Zoom Presentations by Margaret Berrier

Jornada Mogollon Conference (acceptance pending). Zoom presentation October 16, 2021 Cañada Alamosa Rock Art Summary, Socorro County, New Mexico   Abstract: Before documentation it was assumed that most of the rock art in the Canada Alamosa would be Apache/protohistoric but during on site documentation the team realized there was a Mogollon Red component. Furthermore, after […]