Four Corners Lecture Series

The Four Corners Lecture Series features presentations on the archeology, current Native American cultures, history, and natural resources of Mesa Verde and the Four Corners area. In cooperation with the Mesa Verde Institute, the Anasazi Heritage Center, the Cortez Cultural Center, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Fort Lewis College in Durango, and the National Park Service, guest lecturers will share their knowledge, interpretations, and experiences in the Four Corners Region.  All lectures are free and open to the public.

Click here to view the 2015 Lecture Series schedule poster (11"x17", pdf, 556kb)

Native American Dances Begin May 30, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sat., 7:00 p.m. Cortez Cultural Center

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l d West Heritage Prog r ams Begin May 31, Tuesday, Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Cortez Cultural Center

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The Chuska Valley: Chacoan Colony or Ancient Puebloan Heartland?

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ay 4, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Crow Canyon Archaeological Center (hosted by SCCA and CCAC)

D o na l d B r unin g
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urkey Vultures: Their Habits and Relatives
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ay 11, Wednesday, 6:15 p.m., Cortez Cultural Center
D o nna G l o wack i

The Making of a Village: Growth & Change at Spruce Tree House

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ay 20, Friday, 7:00 p.m., Chapin Museum, Mesa Verde National Park

 

R e n  a nd  H e l e n  D a v is
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andscapes for the People: George Alexander Grant, First Chief Photographer of the Natā€™l Park Service
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une 3, Friday, 7:00 p.m., Chapin Museum, Mesa Verde National Park
S c o t t Or t ma n

Re-Balancing the Narrative of Spanish Colonization in New Mexico

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une 8, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Crow Canyon Archaeological Center (hosted by SCCA and CCAC)
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r a nt C o f f e y
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eating Symmetry: Building Social Landscapes in the Central Mesa Verde Region
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une 9, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
R u th  Va n  D y ke

Aztec in the Chacoan World

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une 11, Saturday, 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Cortez (hosted by Hisatsinom Chapter/CAS)
F r e d F age rg r e n

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ike Father, Like Son: Seventy-six Years in the National Park Service
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une 17, Friday, 7:00 p.m., Chapin Museum, Mesa Verde National Park
L o ui e G a r ci a

W
eaving in the Pueblo Southwest
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une 25, Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, Blanding
J o na tha n  D o m b r os ky

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ooarchaeological Data Suggest Broader Early Historic Distribution for Blue Sucker (Cycleptus elongatus) in New Mexico
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une 30, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

 

H o p i  D a nc e rs
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raditional Dances - Visitor and Research Center, Mesa Verde National Park
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uly 2 and 3, Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
J a mes Po t t e r

Recent Research on the Cowboy Wash Community

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uly 5, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Cortez (hosted by Hisatsinom Chapter/CAS)
C a r o l P a t t e rs o n

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te Rock Art of Western Colorado and theUintah Ouray Reservation Interpreted by Clifford Duncan
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uly 9, Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, Blanding

 

P a u l  B e rko w i tz  a nd  B i l ly  M a l o ne
The Case of the Indian Trader: Billy Malone and the NPS Investigation at Hubbell Trading Post

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uly 14, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Lyceum, Center for Southwest Studies, FLC (hosted by SJBAS Chapter/CAS)
B ri a n F o ris t

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atā€™s How It Was in the Cs: The Work and Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps at Mesa Verde & Beyond
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uly 22, Friday, 7:00 p.m., Chapin Museum, Mesa Verde National Park
J a ne t L e v e r - Wo o d

Ba
skets and Bags in Rock Art and the Plants From Which They Were Made
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uly 25, Monday, 7:00 p.m., Anasazi Heritage Center (hosted by SCCA and AHC)

 

J o hn V. B e zy a nd Or a li a L o p e z
Influence of Prehistoric Casas Grandes Pottery on the Modern Mata Ortiz Ceramics Traditionā€”Lecture,Demonstration, and Pottery Sale
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ugust 2, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., Crow Canyon Archaeological Center (hosted by CCAC and Hisatsinom/CAS)

 

S e v e rin  F o w l es
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n Archaeology of the Long Eighteenth Century in Taos
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ugust 10, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Cortez (hosted by Hisatsinom/CAS)
L o ui e G a r ci a

W
eaving in the Pueblo Southwest
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ugust 11, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Lyceum, Center for Southwest Studies, FLC (hosted by SJBAS Chapter/CAS)

 

L a rr y G o r e
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appy Birthday, National Park Service. One Hundred Years of Birth and Growth of Americaā€™s Best Idea
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ugust 19, Friday, 7:00 p.m., Chapin Museum, Mesa Verde National Park

 

B e n B e l l o r ad o
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uilding Murals, Textiles, Pottery, and Rock Art: Using Cross-Media Approaches to Understand Identity Expression in the Northern Southwest
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ugust 24, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Anasazi Heritage Center (hosted by SCCA and AHC)

 

L a uri e We bs t e r
Re-Excavating
Ancient Textiles, Baskets, Wood, and Hides from Southeastern Utah: Latest Findings from the Cedar Mesa Perishables Project
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ugust 27, Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, Blanding

 

D a w n  M u l he rn
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ortuary Practices of the Durango Basketmakers
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eptember 8, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Lyceum, Center for Southwest Studies, FLC (hosted by FLC and SJBAS/CAS)

 

B r an dt H ar t
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an Juan River: Then and Now
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eptember 10, Saturday, 4:00 p.m., Rusticks Gallery, Bluff (hosted by Friends of Cedar Mesa)

 

S ta rr  Ta f o ya
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ottery Demonstration, Firing, and Sale
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eptember 10, Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Visitor and Research Center, Mesa Verde National Park
S us a n R ya n
Chaco Canyon and the Rise of Complexity in the Middle and Northern San Juan Regions
September 17, Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, Blanding
L a uri e We bs t e r
Re-Excavating Ancient Textiles, Baskets, Wood, and Hides from Southeastern Utah: Latest Findings from the Cedar Mesa Perishables Project
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tober 6, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Anasazi Heritage Center (hosted by SCCA and AHC)

 

L e ig h  Kuwa n w is iw ma
The Hopi Connection to the Four Corners

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tober 13, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
R .E. B urri l l o

The Lens of History: Documenting Impacts to Archaeological Sites on Cedar Mesa
Through Comparative Photography
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tober 22, Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, Blanding (hosted by Friends of Cedar Mesa)

Fort Lewis College
Bureau of Land Management
Anasazi Heritage Center
Cortez Cultural Center
Mesa Verde Museum Association
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
Mesa Verde National Park
Hisatsinom Chapter Colorado Archaeologic Society 
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