Soccer Fields at White Rock's Overlook Park ...
tradition of research collaboration and sharing that
began in 1927 at Pecos Pueblo continues on the Pajarito
Plateau at White Rock (near Los Alamos), under the
guidance of dedicated archaeologists, tribal representatives,
and local, state and federal agency sponsors...
purpose of the Pecos Conference, as Alfred Vincent
Kidder put it in summing up the first such gathering
"...bring about contact between workers
in the Southwest field to discuss fundamental problems
of Southwestern prehistory; and to formulate problems
of Southwest prehistory; to pool knowledge of facts
and techniques, and to lay a foundation for a unified
system of nomenclature."
informal, the Pecos Conference affords Southwestern
archaeologists a superlative opportunity to talk with
one another, both by presenting field reports and
by casual discussions. It is a chance to see old friends,
meet new ones, pick up fresh
information, organize future conferences, and have
a great time.
recent years, Native Americans, avocational archaeologists,
the general public and media organizations have come
to play an increasingly important role, serving as
participants and as audience, to celebrate archaeological
research and to mark cultural continuity.