Prehistoric Jewelry: Material, Forms and Functions. Arthur Vokes, Senior Curator of the Archaeological Repository at the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, is the guest speaker. The lecture will review the major classes of materials, sources and methods employed to create the ornaments used by the early inhabitants of the Southwest region.
Discussion includes the different types of ornaments found in sites throughout the region and some of the patterns that Vokes has observed over time and between regions. The talk illustrates ties to regional trade networks, how the trade may have been organized with the culmination of various social, ritual and economic roles these ornaments seemed to have served in the communities involved.