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A Century of Cooperation,
Collaboration, and Progress
Location: MNA Branigar-Chase Discovery Center
The 2008 Pecos Conference will begin on Thursday, August 7.
The campground will be opened at the Pecos Meeting Site: camping
may commence by afternoon.
Pick up your 2008
Pecos Conferencce packet if you pre-registered. Registration
packets will be available for distribution at the Museums
Branigar-Chase Discovery Center from 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
A reception will
be held at the Museum from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, and the whole
Museum will be kept open during that time. Enjoy light refreshments
and conversation with other conference attendees.
Three special events are planned during the reception:
First, we plan to honor a very special Southwestern archaeologist,
David A. Breternitz, by dedicating the 2008 conference to him.
If people would like to contribute photographs or stories in
this regard, contact Todd Metzger at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
auction to benefit the Kenny
Acord Memorial Award will be held in Branigar Hall, Thursday,
August 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in conjunction with the Opening
Reception for the 2008 Pecos Conference.
At 7pm, Paul Reed will sign copies of his new edited volume: Chaco's
Northern Prodigies: Salmon, Aztec, and the Ascendancy of the Middle
San Juan Region after AD 1100, just published by the University
of Utah Press. Expanding on re-invigorated Chacoan studies of
the last decade, Chaco's Northern Prodigies highlights new research
by a diverse group of institutions and individuals over the last
decade. Authors explore the dual status of the Salmon and Aztec
pueblos, and other communities, as 11th- and 12th-century Chacoan
Outliers and central places in the 1200s landscape of the Middle
San Juan region. The book's contributors elucidate aspects of
Middle San Juan archaeology with previously unexplored methods,
and for the first time, highlight the unique, local configuration
of ancient Middle San Juan history and culture. (Paul Reed is
a Center for Desert Archaeology Preservation Archaeologist, working
at Salmon Ruins Museum, New Mexico).