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Friends of Coronado Historic Site host lecture on Mimbres people, ceramics

On March 19, at 2:00 p.m., Chris Turnbow, Senior Environmental Scientist and Archaeologist with the New Mexico Gas Company, will discuss the Mimbres cultural change in the immediate Forks area, while showing many pictures of Mimbres ceramics to pique imaginations. The Mimbres people were a subset and region of the larger Mogollon culture evident in the area and known for their classic black and white pottery. Chris is an experienced archaeologist who has been on many digs, and is an active member of the Archaeology Society of New Mexico.

This lecture is in anticipation of the Friends’ scheduled overnight field trip to Silver City and the Gila Cliffs on April 8-9. For more information, visit If you are not a member of the Friends, but have signed up for this trip, your confirmation voucher will admit you to the lecture for free. The lecture is held at Sandoval County Historical Society Museum (DeLavy House), on Edmond Road off of Highway 550, in Bernalillo.


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