Anthropology Colloquia: Dr. Russell Greaves


Start Date: Sep 03, 2021 - 02:00pm

The Alfonso Ortiz Center and the Department of Anthropology invites the public to the first talk of the 
2021 Fall Anthropology Colloquia Speaker Series:

Fire and Water: The Ethnoarchaeology of Hearths and Wells presente by Dr. Russell Greaves on Friday, September 3 at 2:00pm

You can access the talk here The passcode is 305369


Dr. Greaves is the Director of the Office of Contract Archeology with over 39 years of archaeological research and cultural resource management experience. He has worked primarily in the American Southwest, Great Plains, Texas, and Great Basin regions, in addition to other areas. Rusty has performed CRM and research archaeology of an array of Paleoindian, Archaic, and Late Prehistoric archaeological records. He has worked on many historic-period Native American, Spanish, Hispanic, European, and African-American sites. Dr. Greaves has experience with hunter-gatherer, small scale agricultural, and complex society archaeology. He has significant experience in a range of innovative survey, excavation, and analytic methods in geoarchaeology, zooarchaeology, and paleoethnobotany, and has extensive archival and museum research experience. Dr. Greaves has also performed ethnoarchaeological investigations in New Mexico, Arizona, Louisiana, Venezuela, and Mexico. Rusty maintains active ethnoarchaeological research interests, especially in relation to ongoing investigations among Yucatec subsistence Maya agriculturalists and extensive research with mobile Savanna Pumé hunter-gatherers of the Orinoco Plains. Dr. Greaves is a Research Associate of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology of Harvard University and a Consulting Scholar in the American Section of the Penn Museum in Philadelphia.


Talks from this year's series are available on our You Tube for your viewing.

Upcoming talks include:

9/17  Dr. Joseph Aguilar (University of Pennsylvania)

9/24  Dr. David Groenfeldt (The Water Culture Institute, Santa Fe)

10/1  Dr. Amy Lu (Stonybrook)

10/22  Sarah Leiter, Frieda Butler Award Winner (UNM Anthropology)

11/5  Dr. Dimitri Brown (University of California, Davis)

11/19 Dr. Matthew Schmader (UNM Anthropology)

12/3 Dr. Evelyn Jagoda (Harvard University)