The Archaeological Conservancy’s Southwest Regional Director Jim Walker will present a free online lecture  “What Research Tells Us about the Spanish Colonial Village Site of San José de las Huertas in New Mexico,” on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time). One of the Conservancy’s most unique Southwestern preserves, this 40-acre preserve is located just north of Albuquerque and is considered to be the best-preserved Spanish Colonial village in New Mexico. This walled settlement was occupied from 1764 to 1823 and contains as many as 20 undisturbed house mounds with associated structures and features. Jim’s lecture will cover the history of the village as illuminated by a testing project conducted by Nan Rothschild of Barnard College and Heather Atherton of Columbia University.  A New Mexico native, Jim Walker holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from The University of New Mexico in Anthropology (BA) and Business Administration (MBA), and has worked for The Archaeological Conservancy for the past 39 years.   Registration for this lecture is required. For more information or to register go to For questions or problems with registration, please contact April Brown at