NEXT MEETING: 6:00 PM, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at the Roundup Lodge in San Lorenzo (Mimbres Valley). Potluck followed by general meeting, then our Featured Speaker: Karen G. Schollmeyer, PhD, preservation archaeologist for Archaeology Southwest, presenting: "The Cliff Valley in the 14th Century."

NEXT FIELD TRIP: TBA: watch this space.

Featured Artist: Marilyn Gendron
2019 Archaeology Kid's Camp - Second Call

Following Pat Gilman, Mimbres Archaeologist

Pat Gilman describes her excavationPat Gilman had no idea that she wanted to be an archaeologist until she took an anthropology class as an undergraduate.  Even then, all she knew was that she liked anthropology in general.  It took an archaeology field school in the summer that she graduated before she knew that archaeology was the subfield of anthropology that she liked best.  A 1974 field project in the Mimbres Valley of southwestern New Mexico under the auspices of the Mimbres Foundation and Dr. Steven LeBlanc was the start of her life-long interest in research and field work in the larger Mimbres region.

Gilman 2018 Gilman 2017Pat’s initial research interests were architecture and the transition that ancient people made from living in pithouses to inhabiting pueblos.  Although Mimbres pit structures and pueblos spurred these interests, she did not use Mimbres data for this research.  Recently, however, Pat and her colleagues have been investigating two topics – Mimbres chronometrics, specifically the dates of major transitions such as that from pit structures to pueblo and the scarlet macaws in Mimbres sites.  She has also published on social variations within the Mimbres region, Mogollon Great Kivas, and Mimbres iconography and religion.  Pat is co-author, with Steven LeBlanc, of the 2017 book, Mimbres Life and Society: The Mattocks Site of Southwestern New Mexico, and she is co-editor, with Barbara Roth and Roger Anyon, of the 2018 book, New Perspectives on Mimbres Archaeology

2019-04-27 MM ASNM - Pat Gilman and Gendron artPat earned her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico.  She recently retired from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma where she taught for 25 years, and she continues to do Mimbres research.

Pat, on behalf of the GCAS, thank you for kindly sharing these highlights of your past and current work. We're letting your fans know they can keep up with your research by reading the books shown above, and by checking out the greater body of your published work at Academia.edu. Please stop by here any time to tell us more news!

/s/ webmaster

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)