Historic Recreations

A historical illustration is like a highly accurate historical novel. All data must be researched, discussed, and double-checked, often with the communities whose story the illustration tells. Yet what pulls the viewer in—what truly teaches—is the sense that the people depicted are real: humans  with personal histories themselves.

 

BJames MorrisSiteMen crop

The Morris Site 1 Early Navajo Land Use Study, Vol. 2, Douglas D. Dykeman ed., Navajo Nation Papers in Anthropology No. 39

BJames MorrisSiteWomen crop

The Morris Site 1 Early Navajo Land Use Study, Vol. 1, Douglas D. Dykeman ed., Navajo Nation Papers in Anthropology No. 39

 

BJames PuebloPotter crop

 Museum of New Mexico

 

BJames SmallPueblo

Archaeological investigations at LA 71781: A study in cultural and ecological diversity along the upper San Juan River, northwestern New Mexico, by Douglas Dykeman, NNAD

 

BJames DeVargasReturn crop

 Museum of New Mexico

 

BJames Irrigation crop

 Museum of New Mexico

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