Upcoming Events

Possible connections between Upper San Juan and Gallina pottery types

January 28, 2020


Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 12:00 noon, free!

C. Dean Wilson, retired OAS Ceramics Lab director and OAS Research Associate, presents a lecture on the possible connections between Upper San Juan and Gallina pottery types.

Utilizing information and images from recent examinations of pottery vessels from the Upper San Juan and Gallina regions as well as other studies of ceramics associated with these traditions, the possible connections and relationships between these two separated regions is discussed. A direct connection between groups in these regions is reflected by a continuum associated with organic painted white ware types assigned to Rosa, Bancos and Gallina Black-on-white as well as the long dominance of similar plain utility wares. Other types produced in the Upper San Juan region, including a long sequence of mineral painted types displaying slightly different temper types may suggest traditions associated  with other groups that moved into or interacted with other regions that may include areas of the Northern San Juan region to the east.

The Brown Bag talks will take place at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology at 12:00 noon in the CNMA library. Seating is limited. Admission is free.

The Center for New Mexico Archaeology (7 Old Cochiti Road) is located off of Caja del Rio Road, across from Challenge New Mexico on the way to the Santa Fe Municipal Golf Course. Take 599 to South Meadows Road, continue through the traffic circle west along the Frontage Road to Caja del Rio Road. CNMA is on the left-hand side of the road and is the large building with white sail-like skylights on the roof.