COMING AND GOING: 13,000 YEARS OF MIGRATION ON THE SOUTHERN COLORADO PLATEAU (MIDDLE LITTLE COLORADO RIVER)
E. Charles Adams
7:30 PM, Tuesday, January 18, 2022
via Zoom at your Computer or Smart Phone
More than 30 years of research by archaeologists from the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona in the vicinity of the Little Colorado River near modern Winslow, Arizona has uncovered evidence of use from the time of the Clovis culture, more than 13,000 years ago, to the time of Spanish missionization of the Hopi in the 1600s. However, the human occupation was never permanent: it represents repeated short-term use of a region with limited resources for hunting/gathering or farming. This talk presents the evidence, source, and location of past use within the Hopi perspective of “leaving footprints,” that is, intentional deposition of material culture on the landscape.
E. Charles Adams is curator emeritus, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona where he directed the Homol’ovi Research Program from 1985 to 2020. Homol’ovi is the Hopi name for the area in the vicinity of Winslow, AZ. Prior to his employment at ASM, Adams was Research Director at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez, Colorado, and senior archaeologist, Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff. Adams received his PhD in 1975 from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Adams has published more than 100 journal articles and book chapters and a dozen books and monographs including most recently the coedited book with Dr. Barbara J. Roth, University of Nevada Las Vegas, entitled: Agent of Change: The Deposition and Manipulation of Ash in the Past, Berghahn Books, NY (2021). A monograph on his research at Rock Art Ranch near Winslow is forthcoming in 2022.
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