Talk and Tour 2018
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SFWA Member Talk and Field Trip [+] $64.00
SFWA Member Only - Talk and Field Trip.
Non-Member Talk and Field Trip [+] $104.00
Non-Member Talk and Field Trip
SFWA Member - Talk Only [+] $5.00
SFWA Membership Only. 1 ticket for the talk on Friday, Sept. 14th at 6:30PM.
Non-Member - Talk Only [+] $15.00
Non-Member talk only. Friday, Sept. 14th at 6:30PM.
SFWA Member - Field Trip Only [+] $59.00
SFWA Member Field Trip Only.
Non-Member Field Trip Only [+] $89.00
Non-Member Field Trip Only.
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Common Problems, Commons Solutions: Archaeological insights into Sustainably Managing Water for the Long-Term

Ancestral Pueblo villagers in the highlands of the Jemez Mountains faced a dilemma: the mesa-tops were a great place to grow corn without irrigation, yet there was little surface water available to meet the domestic needs of growing communities. Climate change and migrations between the 12th and 15th centuries exacerbated this problem. The results of new interdisciplinary archaeological investigations at some of the most iconic sites in the Jemez Mountains will be presented to show how managing water as a commons worked for Ancestral Pueblo communities – most of the time. The day after our talk the SFWA is organizing visits to observe first hand some of these water management solutions at Tsankawi and Boletsakwa –two well-known archaeological sites in the Jemez Mountains.

Dr. Michael Aiuvalasit is an anthropological archaeologist who studies how resource management decisions influence the long-term sustainability of communities. His interdisciplinary research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Geological Society of America, among others, and is recognized by awards from the Society for American Archaeology. He earned his PhD from Southern Methodist University, where he retains a Research Affiliation. Currently, he teaches graduate classes in cultural resource management at Adams State University, and he’s developing new research projects at Bandelier National Monument.

The Talk
Where:  Santa Fe Women's Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail, Main Clubhouse Room 
When: Friday, September 14  
Time: 6:30-7:30 

The Field Trip
Activity Level:
Moderate to strenuous: Participants must be in excellent health, extremely mobile, and accustomed to an active lifestyle. Activities require hiking off-trail, over uneven ground with elevation changes of 200 feet, and climbing ladders over the course of the day.

Reminder: bring a daypack, hat, water bottle, sunscreen, rain gear and sturdy/hiking shoes.
Entry at Tsankawi and Boletsakwa, boxed lunch, transportation to and from the DeVargas Mall, trip leader, gratuities, and water in the van (please bring your own water bottle).
How: Van 
When: Saturday, September 15, meet at 9:15 AM; depart promptly at 9:30AM
Where: Meet at DeVargas Mall, southwest corner of parking lot next to Office Depot
Duration: approximately 5 hrs, including lunch break.
If you have any questions, please call our office at 505-820-1696
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