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    Chaco Culture

    National Historical Park New Mexico

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2007 Chaco Guest Speaker Series

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Date: May 23, 2007
Contact: Russ Bodnar, (505) 786-7014 ext 240
Contact: Matt LeDuc, (505) 786-7014 ext 221

In celebration of our 100 year anniversary, Chaco Culture National Historical Park will be hosting a series of guest speakers throughout the summer. 

Unless otherwise noted, all presentations will begin at 8:00 PM in the Visitor Center Auditorium. The talks that occur on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings will be followed by our Night Sky Program. This list will be updated with the titles of the presentations, as well as additional speakers, throughout the summer. For more information call (505) 786-7014, ext. 221.

September 15, 2007

7:30 PM

Anasazi America, an Update

David Stuart, Professor of Anthropology and Associate Provost, University of New Mexico


September 22 - 23, 2007

Book Signing: September 22 (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

Lecture and discussion: September 22 (8:00 PM)

Book Signing: September 23 (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

Shadows of Chaco Canyon

Stephen Alten Brown, Author; Education Specialist, National Park Service


September 23 – 29, 2007

Several days and times throughout the week; check later for more specific information.

Flute music and flint-knapping demonstrations

Red Heart


September 27, 2007

To Be Announced

Stephen Lekson, Professor of Anthropology, University of Colorado

Mark Michaels, Archaeological Conservancy


October 13, 2007

To Be Announced

Anna Sofaer, founder and president of the Solstice Project

 

Did You Know?

Photo of Chaco Wash

Among their many accomplishments, the CCC camp at Chaco planted 80,000 trees and 80,000 shrubs at Chaco between 1939 and 1941. They also cut poles and surveyed 375 miles for telephone line, built 1018 small dikes to control erosion, and constructed 3.2 miles of entrance road. More...