The Cibola National Forest has recently conducted research on village sites and rock art from the Spanish Colonial Era (AD 1598-1821). This reearch is shedding new light on the relations between the Spanish, the Pueblo people and the Native American Plains groups during this time period. Sites from the Sandia foothills and the eastern slope of the Manzanos will be discussed.
Jeremy Kulisheck (Ph.D., Southern Methodist University)
Jeremy has been doing archaeology in the American Southwest for almost 30 years.He started as a junior high and high school field school student at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in anthropology at the University of New Mexico, master’s and doctoral degrees in anthropology from Southern Methodist University.Jeremy has conducted research on agricultural settlement systems, demography, and European-Native American colonial encounters, and has published several articles on Southwestern archaeology and the history of archaeology.He taught anthropology and archaeology at Southern Methodist University, the University of Texas at Arlington, and the Santa Fe Community College, and worked as a researcher and records manager for the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.Until 2012, Kulisheck was employed with the Santa Fe National Forest as an archaeological project manager, a records administrator, and as an emergency response archaeologist for wildfires and hurricanes.He is now the position of Forest Archeologist with the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands in Albuquerque, where he manages the heritage resources program for four forested mountain districts in central New Mexico, and four national grasslands in northeastern New Mexico, the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, and western Oklahoma.He lives in Albuquerque with his wife Eliza.