Highlands students first to map Navajo site

Anthropology students from New Mexico Highlands University were the first to document a site and analyze artifacts of an ancient pueblo on the banks of the San Juan River on the Navajo Nation in northwest New Mexico, the school said.

The three graduate students — Jeremy Begay, Lily Ewing and Victoria Bibb — were participating in a three-week Highlands anthropology field program in May.

“The site is an Anasazi pueblo dating approximately from the 5th to 14th centuries based upon the pottery sherds we found,” said Vick Evans, the Highlands anthropology faculty member who led the expedition. “The site has a mixture of Anasazi pottery typical to Mesa Verde in southwest Colorado and Chaco in northwest New Mexico. There were also signs of agricultural field houses and a large ceremonial kiva up on a hillside.”

The students plan to present their findings at the Pecos Conference in August, which is the largest archaeology conference in the Southwest.

Kids music camp needs instruments

The Queen Bee Music Association is hoping to launch music camps in Santa Fe for kids between the ages of 6 and 14 and is seeking donations to purchase ukuleles, drums and percussion, music stands and more equipment. The association is also looking for ukuleles, mandolins, quarter- and half-size guitars, banjos, and quarter- and half-size mandolins.

For more information, visit queenbeemusicassociation.org.

SFCC culinary arts fundraiser

The Santa Fe Community College Foundation is hosting a fundraiser to benefit Cooking With Kids, an organization that teaches public school children in Santa Fe and Española about healthy eating, and the college’s culinary arts students, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 20 in the Jemez Rooms on campus.

The Champagne Reception & Culinary Arts Dinner will include guest chefs, such as the community college’s lead chef-instructor, Jerry Dakan; Peter O’Brien from the Inn of the Anasazi; Charles Dale from Dalicious Concepts; Fernando Olea from Sazón; Evan Doughty from Santa Fe Brewing Co.; Kyle Pacheco from the Santa Fe School of Cooking; Jen Doughty from Jimmy D’s; Cristian Pontiggia from Sassella; David Flores from Lucky Goat; Cooking with Kids junior chefs; and culinary arts students at the college.

Tickets, for $150 each, are available at sfcc.edu/2019chaine or by calling 505-428-1855.