Santa Fe National Forest Site Stewards

Events & Lectures

Site Steward Lecture Series 2017 - 2018

All lectures will be held at the forest service office located at 11 Forest Lane, approximately 6 miles southwest of Santa Fe, off the intersection of NM 14 and NM 599, directly east of the Rail Runner Station. Doors open at 5:15. Lectures begin at 6:00 and go until 7:00. You are welcome to bring a brown bag supper to enjoy before or during the lecture.


October 4, 2017.  Anne Beckett and Jo Douglas.  "Archeological/historical sites in Shetland and Orkney"

 Anne and Jo were two in a group of four that went on a trip to the Shetland and Orkney Islands north of Scotland.  Their report will include, but not be limited to, the sites of Jarlshof, Skara Brae, Broch of Gurness, Ring of Brodgar, Standing Stones of Stenness, Tomb of the Eagles, Italian Chapel, Croft House Museum and St. Magnus Cathedral.  They also have observations about the resilience of the people currently residing in a remote place that is "not easy" in which to live.


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Previous Lectures

September 6, 2017.  Rob Weiner.  "New Perspectives on Chaco Canyon: Gambling, Astronomy, and Exotica "

Rob Weiner comes to us as a Research Affiliate with the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University.  His experience includes work in Turkey and Rhode Island as well as in the southwest.

As noted at Rob is a Southwestern archaeologist with a special interest in the archaeology of Chaco Canyon. He completed a joint BA/MA in archaeology at the Joukowsky Institute of Archaeology and the Ancient World in 2016. His master's thesis, entitled "The Archaeology and the Mythology of Gambling at Chaco Canyon," involved the study of the gaming pieces in the Chaco collections held by the American Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of Natural History.  Rob is also a member of Anna Sofaer's Solstice Project.