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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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December 09th 2015:The Salmon Ruins Project: Cooperative Archaeology in New Mexico

The Salmon Ruins, located near the four corners region in New Mexico, is notable both for the breadth of archaeological materials present and for the collaborative efforts that have been the hallmark of the site since it was first excavated in the 1970s. Associated with 11th century Chaco Canyon and Puebloan culture, Salmon Ruins is also one of only two Chacoan colonies know to exist in the American Southwest. Thus far, over 1.5 million artifacts have been recovered. Unusual for historic preservation efforts in America, the funding, planning and historic preservation efforts of this project re

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Larry Baker

From 1993 to present, Larry L. Baker has served as the Executive Director of the San Juan County Archaeological Research Center and Library at Salmon Ruins. As a Southwestern archaeologist with over 37 years of professional experience, Mr. Baker has been involved in numerous archaeological endeavors including: research, cultural resource management, and ruins stabilization/historic preservation. Research interests focus on prehistoric and historic architecture, archaeoastronomy, and the Ancestral Puebloan periods of northwestern New Mexico, having been involved in the Salmon Ruins and Rio Puerco Valley projects during the 1970's, under the direction of Cynthia Irwin-Williams. His work in cul
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Geoffrey Haymes

Archaeologist Bureau of Land Management, Farmington Field Office Geoffrey Haymes is has been an archaeologist with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) since 2008. As part of the Cultural Resources team in Farmington, New Mexico, under the guidance of lead archaeologist Jim Copeland, he works to ensure compliance with various cultural protection authorities (e.g., NHPA, ARPA, AIRFA, NAGPRA) in an area with substantial oil and gas development and to identify and manage archaeological resources on public lands. With prior work in northeastern Utah and northwestern Colorado, his professional experience has centered on cultures occupying the northern periphery of a more robust and better-unde
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