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Join us of for a lecture on Mimbres Culture and Sites
Speaker: Jakob Sedig
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00 pm
Location: Room 270, Hale Science Building, University of Colorado, Boulder
For a map showing The Hale Science building on CU Boulder Campus click here (Note venue is not our usual CU Museum location)
The Mimbres region of southwest New Mexico is famous for black and white ceramic bowls decorated with images people, animals, deities, and other figures. During this talk, Jakob will not only discuss these bowls (many of which are housed and displayed at the Luna County Museum and Western New Mexico University Museum), but also provide an overview of how the occupation of the Mimbres region changed through time. In particular, Jakob will focus on AD 650-1300 in the Mimbres region, using examples from TJ Ruin, Woodrow Ruin, Mattocks, and the Gila Cliff Dwellings, sites that will be visited during the upcoming trip. The upper Gila will receive special attention during Jakob’s talk and the trip to the Mimbres region. The upper Gila has been relatively understudied until recently. Unlike the Mimbres River Valley, which had a dozen large villages, three large sites—Woodrow Ruin, TJ Ruin, and Redrock, dominated the upper Gila. New, exciting finds at Woodrow Ruin have helped to define the transition from pithouses to pueblos in the Mimbres region, and similarities and differences in the occupation of the upper Gila and Mimbres River Valleys.
Jakob Sedig recently completed his Ph.D. and the University of Colorado. After working in the northern US Southwest in the early part of his career, Jakob moved to the Mimbres region. Jakob’s recent research has focused on the transition from pithouses to pueblos, and the socio-cultural responses to extended drought in the Mimbres region.

Indian Peaks Chapter, Colorado Archaeological Society (IPCAS)
Email: indianpeaksarchaeology@gmail.com
Website: indianpeaksarchaeology.org

August 17-21 New Graduate Orientation

September 4 Department picnic to welcome new faculty, new grad students, new Chair.

September 25-26 Grad Conference on “Engaged Anthropology”. Keynote speaker will be Laurence Ralph from Harvard.

This Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Practices (IDMP) is offered in conjunction with the MFA in Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Practices, which addresses the changing landscape of electronic media making by developing both analytical and production skills across a wide range of platforms, practices and technologies while simultaneously placing them within the broader perspective of culture and history.

The goal of the 12 credit hour Graduate Certificate in IDMP is to meaningfully integrate documentary practices within the student’s research and creative process. As noted ethnographic filmmaker David MacDougall argues, the immersive visual nature of these media provides ways of understanding that are not simply ancillary to text, constitute of a different mode of knowledge. This program will be particularly germane to students in fields such as anthropology and geography where fieldwork involves the collection of audio/visual media materials. The certificate provides students with additional modalities for the presentation of research and constructing research narratives.

The IDMP Certificate is open to any student pursuing a graduate degree in any department at CU Boulder. By sharing experiences and core courses with MFA students in the department, certificate students will encounter a diverse spectrum of research interests and enrich the program’s curricular environment. The MFA program is approached from a variety of philosophical and cross-disciplinary perspectives across both established and emerging digital platforms. The program’s Documentary Lab offers in producing, directing and scripting and fosters an environment of collaboration and research.


For more info: cmcigrad@colorado.edu


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