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      Using Obsidian To Learn About The Past At The Valles Caldera in Los Alamos

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      January 22, 2013

      Tuesday   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

      3540 Orange Street
      Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544

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      Using Obsidian To Learn About The Past At The Valles Caldera

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      Fire, Glass, and Time: Using Obsidian to Learn About the Past at the Valles Caldera National Preserve The large forest fires of the last few decades have burned a much of the eastern Jemez Mountains including about 1/3 of the Valles caldera. Culminating with the recent Las Conchas Fire, this spate of wildfires burned hundreds of archaeological sites, including more than 80% of the prehistoric obsidian quarries. In this talk well consider the methods archaeologists can use to understand how past peoples made tools, when they were making them, how past forest fires may have affected the archaeological sites, how the soil deposits at these sites have changed over the centuries, and ways that the volcanic glass was transported and traded across the continent. This talk is an introduction to archaeological obsidian analyses and an overview of current projects underway at the VCNP. This will be an opportunity to examine many examples of obsidian nodules and actual artifacts, including forest fires specimens. Bring your curiosity and your questions! Free.

      Member Price: Monday, January 22 a

      Event Page: http://www.chamberorganizer.com/Calendar/moreinfo.php?eventid=91739

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      Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce

      109 Central Park Square

      Los Alamos, NM 87544

      Categories: Business & Networking

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