Field Archaeologist MNM Office of Archaeological Studies

Mary Weahkee

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Mary attended school at Cal-State University Fullerton to obtain a B.A to teach physical education. She has been with O.A.S for nine years as a field Archaeologist and lithic analyst. Mary also participates as part of the Education Outreach Program for O.A.S and travels throughout the State of New Mexico to share the knowledge of the rich archaeological history of the southwest. Demonstrating ancient Yucca cordage techniques, Yucca Sandal manufacturing and flint knapping. Mary, being of Native American decent brings pride in the studies of the ancient Pueblo Cultures which she is a part of. Mary is affiliated with both Santa Clara Pueblo and Comanche Nation, both cultures making an impact in the archaeology of the southwest.

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Indigenous Archaeologist Marky Weahkee is an expert at reproducing ancient technology. From flintknapping and weaving yucca cordage to knowing the benefits of native plants, Mary has a wealth of knowledge about the past people, which helps give her context on an archaeological site. She teaches this knowledge to others in order to show them how resourceful the people of the past could be.

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