“PLAINLY READ, LIKE A BOOK”: SITUATING THE HENDRICKS-HODGE ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION TO HAWIKKU PUEBLO, 1915-1923
Klinton Burgio-Ericson, PhD
7:30 PM, Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
2000 Mountain Road NW
The Hendricks-Hodge excavations at the Zuni ancestral pueblo of Hawikku in western New Mexico were among the largest of early American archaeology, producing copious artifacts and documentation over seven years (1917–1923). Under the direction of Frederick Webb Hodge, this work has been described as “pioneering” and “sophisticated” for its time. Based on three years of research at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, this talk seeks to assess the methodology of the Hendricks-Hodge Expedition and re-situate its place in the history of American archaeology. Drawing on previously unpublished primary sources, it also offers a critical new reading of Hodge’s place in the political and social history of Zuni Pueblo.
Klinton Burgio-Ericson is an artist, art historian, and educator. Currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Southwestern Archaeology and Museum Studies at the University of New Mexico, he completed his PhD in Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His dissertation explores the significance of Spanish mission architecture in seventeenth century New Mexico, focusing on the Purísima Concepción Mission of Hawikku Pueblo as a case study in cultural encounter and architectural meaning. Dr. Burgio-Ericson is also an official Research Collaborator with the National Museum of Natural History’s Department of Anthropology, developing collaborative projects and ethnohistorical research alongside Curator of North American Anthropology, Gwyneira Isaac. His work has been honored with support from diverse sources such as the Smithsonian Institution, Henry Luce Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies, Newberry Library, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Society of Architectural Historians, Academy of American Franciscan History, and the New Mexico Office of the State Historian.
[Ed. Note: This talk was originally scheduled for the February 2019 meeting that was canceled because of snow.]
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