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2014 Four Corners Lecture Series
Roads Less Travelled, 2014 Four Corners Lecture Series
The Four Corners Lecture Series is an annual program sponsored by a number of organizations including Anasazi Heritage Center; Aramark Parks and Destinations; Bureau of Land Management; Cortez Cultural Center; Crow Canyon Archaeological Center; Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum; Fort Lewis College Office of the President, Dept. of Anthropology and Center of Southwest Studies; Hisatsinom Chapter Colorado Archaeological Society; KSJD Dryland Community Radio; Mesa Verde Foundation; Mesa Verde Museum Association; and Mesa Verde National Park. Each year the partnering organizations develop a theme for lectures to be given year-round in various locations in the Four Corners area. The 2014 theme is "Roads Less Travelled." The lectures are free and open to the public.
For this year's schedule of presentations, download and print a copy of the 2014 Four Corners Lecture Series poster (pdf, 150 kb).
Please note the following changes to the Four Corners Lecture Series' presentations:
July 5 and 6, 2014 - Traditional Hopi Dances at the Mesa Verde Visitor Center
Did You Know?
The Ancestral Puebloans inhabited Mesa Verde for more than 700 years (550 A.D. to 1300 A.D.), but for the first six centuries, they primarily lived on the mesa tops. It was not until the final 75 to 100 years that they constructed and lived in the cliff dwellings for which Mesa Verde is known.