James Dixon
James Dixon in the Arctic on a research trip in 2012. 
Credit: Kelly Monteleone

“Many people think of North America and Eurasia as two worlds that were isolated from one another until about 500 years ago. However, people living in Asia and North America have exchanged ideas, technology, and trade goods, for more than 14,000 years.” explains E. James Dixon, director of UNM’s Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and author of “Arrows and Atl Atls; A Guide to the Archeology of Beringia,” recently published by the National Park Service.    

Dixon will present highlights of his archeological research on glaciers at a members-only event for Friends of the Maxwell Museum on Friday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 pm.  The event will feature an exclusive showing of some of the rare artifacts recovered from melting glaciers and a preview of “Archeology on Ice”, an exhibition that will open at the Maxwell in 2014. 

Dixon encourages everyone to become a member of the Friends of the Maxwell Museum and join him for this exciting event.  Memberships can be obtained by calling 505-277-1400 or emailing Maxwell@unm.edu Memberships will also be available at the door the night of the event.