Graphic courtesy Museum of Archaeology
The City of El Paso officials announced that the El Paso Museum of Archaeology will host the 21st Biennial Jornada Mogollon Archaeology Conference on October 11 and 12 at the museum.
“These types of conferences highlight the fact that archaeological research is alive and well in the Southwest.” said El Paso Museum of Archaeology Director Jeff Romney. “They provide an opportunity for members of the public as well as other professionals in the field to meet and discuss ongoing discoveries and research in our region.”
Held every two years, the conference is one of the museum’s signature events which draws archaeology professionals, students, and enthusiasts together to discuss the latest research and excavations in the El Paso region (Jornada Mogollon area).
The conference consists of 30 minute presentations by various presenters who will discuss their latest research and findings in the Jornada Mogollon, Mimbres, or Casas Grandes regions. Discussions are followed by a question and answer session. The Museum of Archaeology will publish a journal of each conference proceedings.
A $35 pre-registration for all groups except for students is available through October 8. Students with a valid ID can register for $28. Scholarships are also available for members of Native American Communities and those traveling from deeper inside Mexico.
The first Biennial Jornada Mogollon Archaeology Conference was held in 1977. It has been held every two years thereafter. The Museum of Archaeology has hosted the conference since 2003 and will once again host it in 2021.