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Ancestors Lecture: “The Red Lady of El Mirón Cave”: 19,000 year-old Magdalenian Burial in Northern S at Maxwell Museum of Anthropology University of New Mexico

January 28, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Nearing the conclusion of two decades of excavation in El Mirón Cave in the Cantabrian Mountains of Spain, Lawrence Guy Straus, his colleague Manuel González Morales and their students discovered the partial skeleton of an adult woman.  Named the “Red Lady of El Mirón Cave”, her body and bones as well as the burial layer sediments were carefully coated with red ochre that contained sparkling hematite crystals. The Red Lady was 35 to 40 years old, of average stature, apparently healthy and…See More
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Ancestors Lecture: “The Red Lady of El Mirón Cave”: 19,000 year-old Magdalenian Burial in Northern S at Maxwell Museum of Anthropology University of New Mexico

January 28, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Nearing the conclusion of two decades of excavation in El Mirón Cave in the Cantabrian Mountains of Spain, Lawrence Guy Straus, his colleague Manuel González Morales and their students discovered the partial skeleton of an adult woman.  Named the “Red Lady of El Mirón Cave”, her body and bones as well as the burial layer sediments were carefully coated with red ochre that contained sparkling hematite crystals. The Red Lady was 35 to 40 years old, of average stature, apparently healthy and…See More
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Ancestors Lecture at UNM Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

January 22, 2015 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Senior Archaeologist for the Yukon Government, P. Gregory Hare will present the Ancestors Lecture  A 9,000 year old window to the past: Investigating Yukon’s Ice Patches Current research in the emerging field of Ice Patch Archaeology has provided important data to climate change research while providing important information of the lifeways of ancient cultures. For the past 15 years melting alpine icefields in Canada’s Yukon Territory have revealed unprecedented examples of ancient hunting…See More
Jan 19, 2015
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Aztec Daily Life: From the Everyday to the Spectacular by Frances Berdan at UNM Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

January 29, 2015 from 4pm to 6pm
The Aztec world was a complicated world. There were rulers and farmers, priests and artisans, merchants and courtesans, scribes and slaves, and on and on. Indeed, Aztec life was a mosaic of different types of people engaging in different activities, living in specialized places, enjoying different rights, and experiencing dif- ferent obligations. How did people wend their way around this varied world? Through artifacts and historical documents we will take a look at three Aztec lives: a spinner…See More
Jan 14, 2015
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6th Annual Navajo Rug Auction at Prairie Star Restaurant

November 15, 2014 from 11am to 4pm
More than two hundred traditional and contemporary handmade rugs by weavers of New Mexico and Arizona will be on display and available for purchase. The only local Navajo rug auction, it will feature a wide range of rug styles and other hand crafted Native American art. Whether you are a collector or interested in knowing more, this is a great opportunity to view a variety of styles and learn the history of Navajo rug weaving. Browse, bid, and take home a unique handmade textile. Proceeds…See More
Nov 7, 2014
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China Then & Now at Hibben 105

October 15, 2014 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
The Chinese of New Mexico, 1870s-1920s. Anna Naruta-Moya,shares research that shed surprising light into the Chinesepioneers who helped build New Mexico in the late 19th andearly 20th century. See More
Oct 13, 2014

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The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, the oldest public museum in Albuquerque (established in 1932 by Edgar Lee Hewett himself!) and the only museum in the state dedicated to the whole of human history and the human cultural experience.
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Anthropology
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