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Dr. Sarah Oas Awarded Society for American Archaeology Dissertation Award.

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Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Oas for her incredible achievement in earning the 2020 Society for American Archaeology Dissertation Award! This award was presented for her detail-driven study into the transformation of food storage, preparation, and consumption in the Cibola region of the Southwest.

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Crow Canyon Events

The Archaeology of Food Social Transformation with Sarah Oas

Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 4 p.m. MDT

This talk explores the relationships between foodways, the ways we produce, prepare, and consume foods, and periods of social transformation. Foodways offer a unique window into the historic process and experience of social transformations. At the same time, foodways, as they are conserved or changed, participate in processes of social transformation.

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Leaving Footprints in the Ancient Southwest with Dr. Ben Bellorado

Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 4 p.m. MDT

Dr. Bellorado will discuss the ways Ancestral Pueblo people in the northern Southwest used twined sandals and analyze sandal representations in rock art, murals, and portable media.

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Historic Influences in Contemporary Pueblo Pottery with Charles King

Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. MDT

Charles King, author and gallery owner, explores the historic influences in contemporary pueblo pottery. Ever wonder where artists get their inspiration for their pottery? It is a revival of historic shapes, designs, or clay colors. There are also often historic family traditions that follow through generations. More than just photos, this “hands on” event will examine, compare, and contrast pieces from the past with those of the present.

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Four Corners Lecture Series presents Languages of the Landscape: The Cedar Mesa Perishables Project (A film by Cloudy Ridge Productions)

Thursday, July 23, at 4 p.m. MDT

In this documentary, members of the Cedar Mesa Perishables Project discuss insights from their studies of the vast collections of archaeological textiles, baskets, wooden implements, hides, and other perishable objects excavated from canyon alcoves in the region. They also share diverse perspectives about the significance of these legacy collections for archaeologists and descendent Pueblo communities and their value for cultural preservation. The research team and filmmaker will be available for Q&A after the film.

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