Monthly Meeting

 

CULTURAL CONTINUITY AND CHANGE IN THE UPPER PECOS VALLEY: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF PECOS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

Speaker: Jeremy M. Moss
7:30 PM, Tuesday July 17, 2018
Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
2000 Mountain Road NW

Pecos Pueblo was occupied for over six hundred years and was a gateway community connecting the Plains and the Rio Grande Valley. The allure, mysteries, and myths of Pecos have fascinated archaeologists since Bandelier first recorded the site in 1881. The cultural connections to modern Pueblo groups makes it an interesting place to explore cultural continuity and to assess the legends and lore that first drew archaeologists to Pecos at the turn of the twentieth century. The presentation will summarize the history of archaeology at the site, future avenues of research, and the many cultural connections that bind modern Pueblo groups to Pecos Pueblo.

Jeremy Moss is currently Chief of Science and Resource Stewardship and Archaeologist at Pecos National Historical Park, where he has served for five years. His education began at the University of New Mexico, where he specialized in prehistoric archaeology and graduated cum laude. He has an MA from the University of Wyoming, where he studied prehistoric archaeology and specialized in hunter-gatherer studies and lithic analysis.

Moss has 21 years of experience in prehistoric and historic archaeology, integrated resource management, museum management, tribal consultation and historic preservation in the American Southwest, mostly in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. For the majority of this time he has worked for the National Park Service and universities. During his NPS career he has worked at Canyonlands National Park, Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Petroglyphs National Monument, Pecos National Historical Park, Saguaro National Park and Tumacácori National Historical Park. His professional interests include public archaeology and history, historic preservation practice and policy, natural resource conservation, architectural conservation, museum management, public outreach and education, archaeological science, and geoarchaeology.

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