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Heitman Wins $300K Grant to Digitize Pueblo Artifacts

Carrie Heitman

A new $300,000 grant will allow a UNL professor and a team of researchers to digitize millions of artifacts, specimens and samples from excavations of a 1,000-year-old Pueblo civilization in northwest New Mexico.

Carrie Heitman, UNL assistant professor of anthropology, will help lead the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded project to digitize the Salmon Pueblo Archeological Research Collection.

Salmon Pueblo, near modern-day Bloomfield, New Mexico, was home to one of the largest ancestral communities outside Chaco Canyon. More than 200 satellite Pueblo communities existed outside of Chaco Canyon, but Salmon Pueblo is the only Chacoan site to have been comprehensively excavated in the last 40 years.

Read more at UNL Today.

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