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NMSU to hold 16th Biennial Mogollon Archaeology Conference coming up

Explore the kivas and plazas of ancient pueblo people, investigate Mimbres rituals and experience Jornada Mogollon and Northern Chihuahua culture as New Mexico State University Department of Anthropology presents the 16th Biennial Mogollon Archaeology Conference Oct. 14-16, at Corbett Center.

More than 40 archaeologists from across the southwest and beyond will look at ancient Mogollon archaeology, presenting research papers in eight special sessions over two days.

"This gives those interested in archaeology the most up-to-date research and recent developments in archaeological method theory," said NMSU Anthropology Professor and Conference Organizer William Walker. "Those in attendance will learn a lot with respect to the Mimbres culture."

The conference kicks off with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 14, hosted by the University Museum. Special sessions will begin Friday morning and include a variety of topics, including "Mimbres Classic Studies," "Sacred Spaces: Mogollon Great Kivas and Plazas" and "Ceramic Studies."

In addition to the eight sessions, participants can also take advantage of a Friday evening banquet at Las Posta Restaurant, where University of Arizona Anthropology Professor Michael Brian Shiffer will present "Do Artifacts Have Afterlives? The Case of the Great Eastern."

Campus and community are invited to attend. On-site registration will be available during the opening reception Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15 and from 8-10 a.m. Oct. 16, at the Corbett Center Auditorium. Registration is $55. Friday's evening banquet is an additional $15 and limited to the first 60 people who wish to attend.

For more information on the conference visit http://www.lonjul.net/mog2010/.