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Aerial Photography and the 1929 Chaco Canyon Field School Session

Lecture with Frances Joan Mathien, Ph.D.

March 5, 2017 1:00 pm through 3:00 pm

A retired National Park Service archaeologist, Mathien proposed researching the field schools and asked that her colleague, Joyce Raab, and she be afforded space and use of UNM facilities during the project. She works with the Chaco Culture National Historic Park Museum Collections as a volunteer researcher and considers "this [project] part of the cooperative relationship between the two institutions," UNM and Chaco Culture NHP.

Though officially retired, Mathien is Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico and Research Associate with the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, UNM. Major career interests have been on socio-economics of Chaco Canyon and turquoise as a pre-Columbian item of exchange.