A new book by the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center's Dr. Kari Schleher on the history of New Mexico's San Marcos Pueblo has been named one of the best of 2018.
The Archaeology and History of Pueblo San Marcos (University of New Mexico Press), coedited by Schleher with University of New Mexico Professor Emerita of Anthropology Ann Ramenofsky, Ph.D., has been given the "Best 2018 Anthropology/Archaeology Book" award by The New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards.
Schleher and Ramenofsky’s book looks at the archaeological and historical background of San Marcos Pueblo through the time of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 against the Spanish colonizers. San Marcos Pueblo was one of the major social, political, and economic hubs in the Pueblo world before the Spanish arrived in the American Southwest in the 16th century.
The book explores possible changes in Pueblo social organization, examines population changes during the occupation, and delineate aspects of Pueblo/Spanish interaction that occurred with the Spaniards’ intrusion into the colony and especially the Galisteo Basin. Highlights include historical context, in-depth consideration of archaeological field and laboratory methods, compositional and stylistic analyses of the famed glaze-paint ceramics, analysis of flaked stone that includes obsidian hydration dating, and discussion of the beginnings of colonial metallurgy and protohistoric Pueblo population change.
Schleher, who earned her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 2010, is the Laboratory Manager for Crow Canyon. Her incredible expertise in artifact analysis has been vital to many of Crow Canyon's research projects—including the Center’s current project, the Northern Chaco Outliers Project.
Click here for more information on Crow Canyon’s 2019 Archaeology Lab Program, where you can work with Dr. Kari Schleher and our team of archaeologists in the lab as they help uncover the ancient past. The book, The Archaeology and History of Pueblo San Marcos, is available on Amazon as well as at the Crow Canyon Connection gift shop at the Colorado Welcome Center in Cortez.
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