Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 7:00 PM: GCAS general meeting via Zoom. No business meeting this time, so we will begin by welcoming our Featured Speaker, University of New Mexico PhD candidate and 2018/2019 GCAS Coinman Grant Awardee Thatcher A. Rogers. Thatcher will describe the findings of his current research regarding "Following the Green Stone Road: Exploring the Upper Gila Connection to Paquimé (Casas Grandes)."
Thatcher Rogers is a PhD student at the University of New Mexico, specializing in the archaeology of the southern American Southwest/Northwest Mexico region. His research focuses on the late prehispanic Casas Grandes culture of northwestern Chihuahua and its cultural manifestations and interactions with groups throughout the International Four Corners (where Arizona, New Mexico, Chihuahua, and Sonora meet). He has several years of archaeological experience in Arizona and New Mexico and has also conducted fieldwork in Chihuahua, Texas, and Wisconsin. In addition to his graduate student duties and dissertation research, he is also a ceramic analyst and archaeologist for the Office of Contract Archeology and Aspen CRM Solutions and is an active presenter at regional conferences and for local interest groups and museums.
Read Thatcher's 2018-2019 progress report on his research, "Investigating Casas Grandes-Salado Relationships: the Dutch Ruin Site and the Upper Gila River Valley," here.
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