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Jan Term Immersion – Archaeology and Paleontology for Explorers G220115

Prepare for three weeks of exploration of some of the important sites of the Southwest. Emphasis will also be on photography, journal writing, and discussion. The first week we focus on the pueblo periods and Southwest archaeoastronomy by hiking to ancient villages and petroglyph areas, including those in Bandelier National Monument and at the village of Tsankawi, where we ascend and descend National Park ladders and explore the caves. The second week we turn to paleontology, the history of dinosaur discoveries at Ghost Ranch, including excavation in the world-famous Hayden quarry at the ranch and cataloging of the finds. The third week we return to archaeology and delve into the history of Chaco Canyon (825 c.e to 1125c.e.), an internationally known complex of monumental Great Houses, ceremonial chambers, and astronomical observatories, which we’ll visit on an all-day field trip to central New Mexico.

Be sure to read about instructor Dr. Martha Yates.

Package Rate: $3,750; $1,000 deposit required. If you are taking this for credit through your college or university, there may be an additional fee payable to your institution. Please check with your dean of students.

 

 

Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate.

During this Covid-19 period, participants are asked to bring their own supplies (hand sanitizer, water bottle) to limit touchpoint and sharing.

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What day/time does the workshop start and end?

In-person workshops begin with check-in at 3:00 p.m. and a ranch orientation in the evening on the first date listed for the course and end at 10:00 a.m. with checkout on the last date listed.

Virtual workshops will have a varied schedule that is identified within each workshop description.

During Covid safety period - single occupancy lodging is the standard
  • During Covid-19 periods, all lodging types will be single occupancy at no additional charge. Of course, you can share a room with a spouse, partner, family or another person that shares your full-time residence. The extra folks that share a room will pay for workshop registration fees and meals.
What is the difference between a room with private bath, a room with semi-private or shared bath, and a room with communal/dorm bath?

Private bath refers to the type of bathroom, not single occupancy

Private Bath Room: There is a bathroom in that one room that is not shared between or with any other rooms. The highest rate tier of Ghost Ranch lodging.

Semi-private/shared: There is a bathroom between two rooms that is shared by the occupants of the two adjoining sleeping rooms. These rooms will only be used as family or group suites, not to be shared by unknown neighbors as in the past.

Communal/dorm: There is a communal bathroom/shower in the lodging building and participants will need to exit their room to reach these facilities.

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Instructors

  • Dr. Martha Yates
    Dr. Martha Yates

    Dr. Martha Yates served as District Archaeologist for the Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico for many years and has taught at UCLA, the University of California Santa Barbara and the University of Vermont.

    She received her BA from Goddard College, her MA degrees from the University of Vermont and Union Theological Seminary/Columbia University, and her PhD from UCLA. She was a Resident Scholar at Harvard University and Harvard Divinity School studying Sanskrit and the New and Old Testaments.

    A professional photographer as well, she has worked for the New York City Planning Commission Press Office and the Mayor’s Press Office. Her photos have appeared in The New York Times and Print Magazine and on WNEW-TV news. She has won special Archaeology awards, a Distinguished Scholars Award from University of California Santa Barbara, UCLA Best Published Article Award, and others.

    Until recently she directed the Museums of Paleontology and Anthropology at Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center in Abiquiu, NM. Martha has guided numerous groups to the archaeological sites of the Southwest, which include for Sierra Club, University of Utah, University of New Mexico, Road Scholar, Ghost Ranch, as well as other colleges and universities.

    She is a writer with a number of publications to her credit, and has won awards for her poetry. In 2008 the Secretary of the Interior and the White House appointed Dr. Yates to the Resources Advisory Council, a citizens advisory council to the Bureau of Land Management.

Date

Jan 03 - 24 2022

Time

All of the day

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