Chaco, Mimbres and Paquime: A New Synthesis

Chaco, Mimbres and Paquime: A New Synthesis


An in-person**, slide-illustrated presentation by Dr. Steven LeBlanc, retired director of collections, Peabody Museum/Harvard University and current Research Associate at the Arizona State Museum
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | ENR2 Rm S107 | FREE and open to all

Chaco Canyon and Paquime (Casas Grandes) are both world heritage sites. Between them lies the unique Mimbres culture. For over 50 years the relationships between them have produced many theories, but little consensus. Recent information strongly suggests that the terminal dates for Chaco and Mimbres ca. AD1130 are very near the initial date for the founding of Paquime, thus changing how they might have been related. A new synthesis provides insights into the links among these three cultures.

LeBlanc's upcoming coauthored book, Ancient Communities in the Mimbres Valley, will be available in April from the University of Arizona Press. Click here to preorder your copy. Use promo code AZFLR to receive 30% off.

**This talk will not be recorded.

Event Contacts

Darlene Lizarraga