Respect for the dead

Nov. 25—Finding a collaborative approach in human burial studies is among the topics that Eric Blinman, director of the state Office of Archaeological Studies, will address during an upcoming Southwest Seminars discussion. While that topic might sound dry, it comes to life when Blinman is asked to put it in context. "I've dealt with people who had Native American skulls over their refrigerators in their kitchen," he says, adding that some people have different standards for remains ofpeople of another culture. He also will discuss innovations in radiocarbon dating, archaeomagnetism of burned rocks, and multicultural education for all residents. He was reminded of the importance of the latter, he says, when he gave a talk at a school recently and none of the children had heard of the region's 1680 Pueblo Revolt, North America's only successful uprising against a colonizing power.

6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta, $20, 505-466-2775,