2019-2020

We Take Our Place with Us: The Archaeology of Mobility in New Mexico

Archaeology/Anthropology/Ethnohistory

This project will synthesize archaeological data, archival accounts, and consultations with Native American tribal representatives, in order to demonstrate the complex ways in which mobile hunter gatherers have interacted with the northern Rio Grande landscape of New Mexico from the archaic period into the 19th century.

A research partner on this project will assist these efforts by helping to build a synthetic database of mobile encampment sites, analyze spatial trends in artifact distribution, create visual representations of site data, and transcribe oral history interviews. Student participants should have basic training in ArcGIS and a general familiarity with Adobe Illustrator. The participant in this project will benefit by learning and applying skills in the geospatial analysis of data and in the construction of multidimensional databases, skills which have wide ranging applications inside and outside of anthropological research.