Four Corners Lecture Series

The Four Corners Lecture Series is produced by several local organizations who sponsor speakers each year. The series features presentations on the archeology, current Native American cultures, history, and natural resources of Mesa Verde and the Four Corners area. Guest lecturers will share their knowledge, interpretations, and experiences in the Four Corners Region. The following lectures for 2019 are free and open to the public.

 
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CHUCK RIGGS Secular and Sacred: Evaluating Kiva Function in the Mesa Verde Region
April 2, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Cortez

ERICA TUCKERProject Archaeology

April 6, Saturday, 1:00 p.m., Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum, Dolores

GARRY & MING ADAMSSpirits of the Stone: Rock Art of the Colorado Plateau

April 10, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., FLC, Center of SW Studies, Lyceum Room, Durango

BRUCE BRADLEYFifty Years of Research at the Wallace Great House

April 23, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez

BILL LIPE & MARY WEAHKEEHow Many Turkeys Does it take to Make a Blanket?

April 27, Saturday, 1 :00 p.m., Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum, Dolores

COLIN TUCKERThe Surprising Ecology of Biological Soil Crusts

April 30, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., Canyon Country Discovery Center, Monticello, UT

RICHARD FRIEDMANUsing Computer Technology to Aid in the Identification, Documentation, and Visualization of the Chacoan Landscape (Built Environment)

May 4, Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, Blanding, UT

BRENDON ASHERBlackwater Draw: Reviewing 90 Years of Archaeology at the Clovis Type Site

May 7, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., FLC, Center of SW Studies, Lyceum Room, Durango

CINDY BRADLEYRemaking the Mazeway: House Society at Wallace Great House

May 7, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Cortez

LAURIE WEBSTER & CHUCK LARUE Ancient Woodworking, Animal Use, and Hunting Practices in Southeastern Utah: New Research from the Cedar Mesa Perishables Project

May 8, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., FLC, Center of SW Studies, Lyceum Room, Durango

RADOSLAW PALONKAReconstructing Ancient Pueblo Communities

May 21, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum, Dolores

SEAN DOLANThe Life of a Mimbres Turkey: What We Know from Iconography, Genetics, and Diet

June 4, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Cortez

JAMES WILLIANTipi Rings and Numic Camps in the Greater Bluff, Utah Area

June 8, Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, Blanding, UT

SHARON EDGAR GREENHILLThe Mythical Realm of Agave

June 15, Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum, Dolores

ANITA POLEAHLALearn by Doing: A Hopi Woman's Roles and Responsibilities

June 20, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Cortez Public Library

GENE STEVENSONCanyon Country Explorations & River Lore: The Remarkable Resilient Life of Kenny Ross

June 22, Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, Blanding, UT

JUDITH REYNOLDSFridamania: The Art, Career, and Cultural Legacy of Frida Kahlo

June 26, Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., FLC, Center of SW Studies, Lyceum Room, Durango

JOSEPH AGUILARAn Indigenous Archaeology of the Pueblo Revolt

June 27, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum, Dolores

THE LOMAYESTEWA FAMILY FamilyTraditional Hopi Dancers

June 29, Saturday, 11:00, 12:00, 2:00, 4:00., Visitor & Research Center, Mesa Verde National Park
July 30, Sunday, 11:00, 12:00, 2:00, 4:00., Visitor & Research Center, Mesa Verde National Park

LOIS RUDNICK
La Fabulosa Fabiola (Cabeza de Baca): First'Lady' of New Mexican Cuisine
July 10, Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., FLC, Center of SW Studies, Lyceum Room, Durango

LAYNE MILLERFremont Rock Art
July 10, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., FLC, Center of SW Studies, Lyceum Room, Durango

JIM ALLISONCoal Bed Village and the Archaeology of Montezuma Canyon, Utah

July 23, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez

ANDY GULLIFORDLa Estrella del Pastor - Hispano Sheepherders from Colorado and New Mexico: Culture, Tradition, and Sheepscapes

July 24, Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., FLC, Center of SW Studies, Lyceum Room, Durango

TIMOTHY KOHLERHow are Wealth Disparities and Violence Connected in the Precolumbian History of the Central Mesa Verde Area?

July 29, Monday, 7:00 p.m., Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez

WILLIAM C. WINKLERTalk to Your Ancestors

August 1, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Cortez Public Library

FRANK GARZIANOHistoric Churches of New Mexico: A Visual Tour

August 7, Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., FLC, Center of SW Studies, Lyceum Room, Durango

KYLE BOCINSKYArchaeological Perspectives on Agrobiodiversity in the Context of Climate Change

August 12, Monday, 7:00 p.m., Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez

RICHARD FRIEDMANUsing Computer Technology to Aid in the Identification, Documentation, and Visualization of the Chacoan Landscape (Built Environment)

August 14, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., FLC, Center of SW Studies, Lyceum Room, Durango

RUTH LAMBERTDocumentation of Three His pa no Cemeteries along the San Juan River

August 21, Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., FLC, Center of SW Studies, Lyceum Room, Durango

MAXWELL FORTON House of Shields: Defensive Imagery at Defensive Sites

August 28, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Bears Ears Education Center, Bluff, UT

KELSEY REESEThe Mesa Verde North Escarpment: Fieldwork and Preliminary Thoughts from the In-between

September 3, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Cortez

PETER BROWN Ecology Past, Present, and Future: Taking the Long View

September 6, Friday, 7:00 p.m., Bears Ears Education Center, Bluff, UT

STARR TAFOYASanta Clara Pueblo Pottery Demonstration, Firing, and Sale

September 21, Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Visitor and Research Center, Mesa Verde National Park

LARRY RUIZ & RUTH VAN DYKEChacoan Lands

October 9, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., FLC, Center of SW Studies, Lyceum Room, Durango

ARNOLD CLIFFORDNavajo Ethnobotany

October 18, Friday, 7:00 p.m., Bears Ears Education Center, Bluff, UT

 
 

Sponsors of the Four Corners Lecture Series include: Aramark, Bureau of Land Management, Canyon Country Discovery Center, Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance, Cortez Public Library, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Edge of the Cedars Museum, Friends of Cedar, Hisatsinom Chapter Colorado Archaeological Society, KSJD Dryland Community Radio, Mesa Verde Museum Association, National Park Service, Fort Lewis College Office of the President, Dept. of Anthropology & Center of Southwest Studies, and San Juan Basin Archaeological Society.
 
 

Last updated: March 23, 2019

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