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Date(s) - 04/27/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

First National Bank Atrium

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JORNADA RESEARCH INSTITUTE PRESENTS New Insights into the “Pueblo Core Area” of the Jornada Mogollon

in the Southern Tularosa Basin, New Mexico

by Alexander Kurota, M.A. and Evan Sternberg, B.A.

Recent archaeological field work in New Mexico’s southern Tularosa Basin has resulted in a series of discoveries that have refined our broader understanding of the prehistoric life ways of the region. Presented by Alexander Kurota, new details have been recovered about massive El Paso phase adobe room block complexes along the playa margins. Not surprisingly, some of these village layouts resemble Alamogordo Site 1 and Site 2 excavated in the early part of the 20th century. Prior to this research program, scholars have correctly suggested that the southern part of White Sands Missile Range represents the “Pueblo Core Area” of the Jornada Mogollon. The variety of artifacts, such as turquoise, malachite, limonite, marine shell beads, copper and other rare paraphernalia and tradeware pottery show that the life style during the El Paso phase was marked by an explosion of color, ritualism, agriculture and diverse trade relationships far beyond what was previously thought.

Presentation on Friday, April 27th at 6:30 in the First National Bank Atrium (414 10th Street, Alamogordo). Doors open at 6:00 pm to meet Alex Kurota and other Jornada Research Associates. Come early to learn about the programs that Jornada Research offers and how you can actively participate in field research and analyses. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!!