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Date(s) - 10/18/2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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JRI Research Associate Lisa Sparks will be giving a presentation entitled “The Archaeology of Prehistory in the Sierra Blanca Region,” ¬†on October 18th, from Noon- 1:00 PM, at the Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Learning Commons, 709 Mechem Drive.

In the 19th century archaeologists began reporting on Lincoln County sites that dated to the Archaic, Mogollon, and Apache occupations (7000 BC-AD 1400). Changes in technology and structure types have helped to distinguish patterns of cultural utilization of the landscape through time. Through the scientific study of sites such as Bonnell, Angus, Phillips, Lower Stanton Ruin, and Feather Cave we have a better understanding of how the mountain ecology was incorporated into the regional systems of each period. The ongoing study of archaeology around Sierra Blanca has shown that it had a unique cultural expression that centered on the mountains and their plentiful natural resources.
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