purpose of the Pecos Conference, as Alfred Vincent Kidder put
it in summing up the first such gathering, is to...
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. In 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.
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