About the Pecos Conference
Each August, archaeologists gather under open skies somewhere in the southwestern United States or northwestern Mexico.
They set up a large tent for shade, and then spend three or more days together discussing recent research, problems of the field, and the challenges of the profession.
In recent years, Native Americans, avocational archaeologists, the general public and media organizations have come to speak with the archaeologists. These individuals and groups play an increasingly important role, as participants and as audience, helping professional archaeologists celebrate archaeological research and to mark cultural continuity.