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University Museum director to present lecture on Camino Real

New Mexico State University Anthropology Professor and Museum Director Edward Staski will present a public lecture, "Surveying the Camino Real: From Las Cruces to El Paso," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the University Museum.


will discuss the results of the NMSU archaeology field school he recently directed that looked at remnants of the historic Camino Real between Las Cruces and El Paso.

"Many archaeologists and historians have assumed that this segment of the Camino Real is gone, destroyed by agricultural activities and urban development," Staski said. "But the field school has come up with a different conclusion."

Evidence of fairly well preserved trail segments and related sites studied by the field school will be presented.

The University Museum, located in Kent Hall at the corner of University Avenue and Solano Drive, is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, contact the University Museum at (505) 646-3739.