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"Anasazi World" to open at NMSU Museum

"Anasazi World," an exhibit on the Pueblo culture of the Colorado plateau, opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at New Mexico State University's Museum.

"The exhibit expresses the continuity between the prehistoric and modern Pueblo cultures," said Terry Reynolds, museum curator at NMSU. "The amazing thing is that the exhibit is still very current."

"Anasazi World" was first displayed in the early 1980s at the University of New Mexico's Maxwell Museum. It consists of 50 panels of photographs and text on the historic ruins and peoples of the Pueblo culture. Accompanying the panels will be 86 prehistoric artifacts and 130 shell beads from NMSU's own collection and from members of the community.

Bill Walker, assistant professor of anthropology and museum curator of Southwest archaeology, is helping to verify that the information presented in the exhibit reflects the most current knowledge available. NMSU students and volunteers are assisting with the exhibit.

"Anasazi World" will run through October. The museum's exhibit "Carpinteros of the New Deal: Making Colonial Spanish Revival Furniture in Dona Ana County, 1930s" will remain on display in the museum's lobby through July.

The NMSU Museum is located in Kent Hall on University Avenue. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.. For more information, call the museum at (505) 646-3739.

Sarah Lautman
March 7, 2000