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New Mexico Archaeological Council 2017 Conference

Saturday, November 11, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Maxwell Museum Hibben Center
$25 for members and $50 for non-members which does include 1 year membership



Symposium on the Permian Basin Programmatic Agreement in the

Bureau of Land Management, Carlsbad Field Office Area of SE New Mexico

Subject to change before or during the conference.


8:00–9:00 A.M.           On-site registration; continental breakfast (Hibben Atrium)

8:00–9:00 A.M.           NMAC Business Meeting (Hibben 105)

            8:30                 Distinguished Archaeologist Award

Symposium (Hibben 105)—Organizer and Moderator, Cherie K. Walth

9:00–9:10 A.M.       Welcome and Announcements

9:10–9:25 A.M.       Presentation 1: Overview of the Permian Basin PA, Martin Stein, BLM CFO

9:25–9:40 A.M.       Presentation 2: SHPO’s view of the PA, Michelle Ensey, Deputy SHPO

9:40-9:55 A.M.       Presentation 3 Mescalero Apache Viewpoint, Holly Houghton


9:55–10:10 A.M.     BREAK

10:10–10:25 A.M.   Presentation 4: Overview of Prehistory in the CFO, Jim Railey, SWCA

10:25–10:40 A.M.   Presentation 5: The Geologic and Archaeological Contexts for Lithic Resource Acquisition in Southeastern New Mexico, Brad Vierra, SRI

11:40–10:55 A.M.   Presentation 6: Merchant Site, Myles Miller, Versar

10:55–11:15 A.M.   Questions and Comments


11:15 A.M.–1:15 P.M. LUNCH


1:15–1:30 P.M.       Presentation 7: Burro Tanks, Matt Bandy, SWCA

1:20–1:40 P.M.       Presentation 8: Boot Hill Site, Ken Brown, TRC

1:40–2:00 P.M.       Presentation 9: Laguna Plata Site, Marie Brown, TRC


2:00–2:20 P.M.       BREAK


2:20–2:35 P.M.       Presentation 10: Plant Utilization, William Whitehead, SWCA

2:40–3:00 P.M.       Presentation 11: Archaeological Geology of the Permian Basin: What We have Learned in 16 Years of Research, Steve Hall

3:20–3:40 P.M.       Presentation 12: Archaeological Prospection for Ring-Midden Features in Southeastern New Mexico Using Lidar Data: An Experimental Study, Michael Heilen, SRI

3:40–4:15 P.M.       Questions and Comments


Poster Presentations (Hibben Atrium, All Day)