Navajo Archaeologist Ettie Anderson to speak at Ithaca College 2-16-11
Navajo Nation Archaeologist
“The Historic Preservation Department and Chaco Archaeology”
February 16, 2011, 7:00 pm
Clarke Lounge in the Student Union
Ettie Anderson is Diné (Navajo). Her clans are Tsénaabiłníí, Hashdl’ishníí, Bilagááná and Tá’néézsáníí. She is the Supervisory Archaeologist for the Chaco Protection Sites Program with the Navajo Nation Historic Preservation Department. Her professional goals are to create a place where researchers can go to get valid information on the Chacoan outlier sites within the Navajo Nation, and to create a digitized database for site forms and prehistoric road maps. Her goals also include promoting the oral histories in the official documents that tie the Chaco sites to Diné ancestors.