Our meeting place is in the East Torrance Soil and Water Conservation District’s education building located a block north of Hwy 55 at 700 S. 10th Street.


For Tuesday, November 14th, 6:30 PM-- Our speaker will be Tom Windes.  Tom’s presentation is entitled: Cliff House Research in the Bears Ears National Monument, SE Utah

The Torrance County Archaeological Society is pleased to have Tom Windes as our November speaker, to talk about his work in SE Utah.

Tonight’s meeting is our last meeting of the season, and we will have a supper catered by Shorty’s Barbeque.  Remember to come a little early, at 6:30 pm, so we can finish eating before the presentation.  Details for the menu and cost per person will be emailed later.

Tom Windes was educated at the University of North Carolina (BA, 1965) and the University of New Mexico (MA, 1967). His professional experience is with the US Forest Service (1970-71), the US Park Service’s Chaco Project and in other park projects (1972-2005), and with some contract work across the Southwest.

Tom's interests include ceramic analyses, ground stone, Chacoan architecture, architectural wood, dating techniques (i.e., tree-ring and archaeomagnetic dating), a Chacoan-shrine communications system, ant studies, turquoise craft activities, early puebloan settlements in the Chaco-region, and historic (Navajo and Hispanic) and

prehistoric puebloan settlement patterns.

He has published over 80 articles and monographs in the Park Service’s Chaco Reports, and in numerous journals including American Antiquity, Kiva, Scientific American,Journal of Archaeological Science, Journal of Field Archaeology,Cambridge University Press, University of Utah Press, University of New Mexico Pres, among others.