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Chaco Canyon and the University of New Mexico: 90 years of Discovery

Image of Chaco Canyon
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 7:30pm
Anthropology Lecture Hall 163
Free and Open to All
W. H. "Chip" Wills

W. H. “Chip” Wills will discuss the ongoing exploration of UNM researchers at Chaco Canyon National Historical Park. Professor Wills has first-hand experience of several decades of the history.  He began working in Chaco Canyo as a UNM undergraduate in the 1970’; held a post doctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian examining Chaco collections made in the 1920’s; and for 15 years he has co-directed new fieldwork in the canyon examining social complexity, land use, and regional and long-distance exchange, among other research questions.  Wills’ encyclopedic knowledge of Chaco archaeology and UNM’s involvement in it are sure to educate and entertain.


W. H. Wills is a Professor of Anthropology in Archaeology at the UNM and Director, Chaco Canyon Archaeological Research Lab; Interim Curator of Archaeology, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology