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mimbres pottery rsMimbres pottery in the Western New Mexico University Museum collection exemplifies some of the construction details that Dr. Stephen H. Lekson will present about on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.Silver City, NM – An archaeologist and anthropologist from the University of Colorado will present "Mimbres Dimples, Slipslop, and Clapboard — What They Are and What They Mean" at Western New Mexico University's Light Hall Auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.

Dimples, slipslop, and clapboard are all technical terms for details of Mimbres pottery manufacture. Presenter Dr. Stephen H. Lekson thinks some of the evidence in these details may link early Mimbres and Hohokam and says that later evidence shows connections between Mimbres and Chaco.

"His ideas are always thought-provoking. I think it's interesting that he thinks there are links between the Mimbres and the Chaco area," said archaeologist Dr. Cynthia Ann Bettison, who is Director of the WNMU Museum. "It's important to bring to people different perspectives of what archeologists are thinking about the past so they can get a comprehensive view of how we look at archeology."

Lekson is a Professor of Anthropology and the Curator of Archaeology at University of Colorado Museum of Natural History. He is stopping at WNMU during his lecture tour of the southwest.

"He's a great lecturer and always makes little quips on the side," Bettison said. "This lecture is for anyone to listen to and ponder."

Sponsored by the WNMU Museum, this lecture is free and open to the public. For more information about the lecture, call 575-538-6386.

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