The Mogollon Native American culture flourished in southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, western Texas, and northern areas of Chihuahua and Sonora, Mexico, from about the third through fifteenth centuries. Mogollon artifacts provide clues for interpreting how the people of this culture adapted to varied southwestern environments for centuries. Archaeologist Allen Dart illustrates the material culture of the Mogollon and discusses what it can tell us about this culture’s relationships to the natural world, their time reckoning, religious practices, beliefs, and deities. The presentation includes abundant illustrations of Mogollon pottery and artifacts. No class February 9.

Archaeologist Allen Dart has worked in New Mexico and Arizona since 1975. A UNM graduate, he worked for the Museum of New Mexico and the Bureau of Indian Affairs before receiving his master’s degree in Arizona. Al is the executive director of Tucson’s Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, a nonprofit he founded in 1993. He has received awards and honors from the National Park Service and other organizations for his efforts to bring archaeology and history to the public.