Welcome to the 2007 Pecos Conference
Pecos National Historical Park

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To All Southwestern Archaeology Enthusiasts:

We invite you to the 2007 Pecos Conference to be held at Pecos National Historical Park, New Mexico, August 9-12, 2007 This year the conference is sponsored by Pecos National Historical Park, with invaluable assistance from the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology; Intermountain Regional Office/Santa Fe (National Park Service); Pecos-Las Vegas Ranger District (US Forest Service); State Historic Preservation Division (Office of Cultural Affairs-New Mexico); and the School for Advanced Research.

There are two ways to register for this year’s conference: there’s On-line Registration & Payment Link and there’s the traditional paper registration ( doc or pdf ).

Our purpose in hosting this year's conference is to provide an opportunity for archaeologists to identify and discuss the challenges of southwestern archaeology in an informal setting.

This year's Conference theme is Galisteo Basin Archeology. In addition to the traditional Pecos Conference presentations and activities, this year’s Conference will highlight current research and preservation efforts in the Galisteo Basin and northern Rio Grande. Two mini-symposia, a Friday evening lecture, and Sunday tours to several Galisteo Basin archeological sites will focus on the Galisteo. Register now and join us in exploring the Basin’s many mysteries!

Park Admission: If you have not pre-registered you must register at the conference site or at the Thursday evening reception before going to other destinations in the park. Your conference registration fee covers the park's entrance fee of $3/person for those over 15 years of age. We look forward to seeing you at the Visitor Center and on the park trail. The name tag provided in your registration packet is required to gain free access to the Visitor Center, main ruins complex, and Pecos Conference site.

Conference Site Access: Open Hours, 6am-12midnight; Gates Closed, 12 midnight- 6am.

Conference Camping: Camping will again be offered at the conference site at Pecos NHP. We will open the camp site at 3:00pm on Thursday, August 9th. Camp sites are to be vacated by 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 12. Camp sites will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to registered participants. Camping will be primitive. There are no shower facilities, parking pads, grills, tables, etc., in the campground. Trenching around tents and other ground disturbance is prohibited. Please note the posted rules: 2007 Pecos Conference Etiquette for Campers & Day-Use Attendees ( .doc or .pdf ).

Parking: Parking areas at the conference site are designated for cars/trucks of those camping, motor homes and vehicles with trailers, daytime attendance only, handicapped, vendors, overflow, and emergency vehicles. The campsite layout and parking areas are on a map to be included in your registration packet.

Pets: Pets are discouraged. Dogs must be on a leash/lead of 6 feet or less or in an enclosure, and not left unattended. Same goes for cats.

Park Specifics: There is no back country access or hiking within the park. The Pecos River within the park boundaries is also closed. Pecos River sections adjacent to the park are privately owned. Usually, hiking and river access is available on nearby US Forest Service (fees may apply) and NM State Game and Fish (no fees) lands; further information is available through the USFS Pecos-Las Vegas District Office, 505/757-6121, in the Village of Pecos, NM 63, just south of the NM63-NM50 intersection.

Additional Information: For weather and facility information call Pecos NHP Visitor Center, 505/757-6414, x1, between 8am and 6pm. For information regarding a specific part of the conference program, contact the person indicated in each program/event described in this packet. For Pecos Conference updates, log on to http://www.swanet.org or http://www.swanet.org/2007_pecos_conference/index.html.

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The 2007 Pecos Conference Committee