New Mexico Historic Sites are always looking for ways to connect the State's past with its future. Our display will show how we are making artifacts and culture more accessible through emergent technologies.
Ethan Ortega serves the people of New Mexico as the Instructional Coordinator and Supervisory Archaeologist for the Northern Region of New Mexico Historic Sites (Coronado, Jemez, and Los Luceros). He has a B.S. in Anthropology from Eastern New Mexico University and is currently working on his M.S. in Museum Studies at the University of New Mexico. His experience includes archaeological excavations and surveys in Spain and throughout the American Southwest. Ethan’s passion is using emergent technologies to learn about and interpret cultural heritage. Ortega’s recent awards include the Edgar Lee Hewett Award (2017), the Bice Award for Archaeological Excellence (2017), the Cordell/Powers Prize for Young Archaeologists (2017), and a Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History (2018).