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 are free and open to the public.

 


David FaulknerSpecies of the Sagebrush Sea and the Birds that Swim There
May 10, Wednesday, 6:15 p.m., Cortez Cultural Center

Steve Lekson Chaco: The Big Picture
May 10, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Lyceum, Center of Southwest Studies, FLC (hosted by SJB/CAS and FLC)

Deborah Westfall, Winston Hurst, Jonathan Till 50 Years at the Edge: Perspectives from the Curator
May 13, Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, Blanding

G.B. CornucopiaArchaeoastronomy and the Ancestral Puebloan Culture
(stargazing to follow, weather permitting)
May 20, Saturday, 7:00 p.m., Anasazi Heritage Center

Janet Lever-WoodWeaving the World Together
May 21, Sunday, 4:00 p.m., Rusticks Gallery, Bluff (hosted by Friends of Cedar Mesa)

Community Festival Springtime on the Colorado Plateau
May 27, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Canyon Country Discovery Center, Monticello

Tova SpectorWild World of Wildflowers
June 2, Friday, 7:00 p.m., Visitor and Research Center, Mesa Verde National Park

Jack Turner “1936: Adventure in Crooked Canyons" – Ansel Hall’s Radio Address on the Rainbow Bridge Monument Valley Expedition
June 14, Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., Lyceum, Center of Southwest Studies, FLC

Harvey Leake “We are particular to preserve…”: The Wetherills and their Archaeological Investigations at Mesa Verde and Beyond
June 16, Friday, 7:00 p.m., Visitor and Research Center, Mesa Verde National Park

Carrie HeitmanOf House and Home: Gender, Labor and Liturgy in Chacoan Archaeology
June 28, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Phil GeibWhat Cave 7 Has to Say About the Cause(s) of Basketmaker II Warfare
June 29, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Sunflower Theatre, Cortez (hosted by Hisatsinom/CAS)

Porter Swentzell The Pueblo Food Experience
June 30, Friday, 6:30 p.m., Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, Blanding
(hosted by Edge of the Cedars & Friends of Cedar Mesa)

Hopi Dancers
July 1 & 2, Saturday & Sunday, 11 am, noon, 2 pm, & 4 pm
Visitor and Research Center, Mesa Verde National Park

Stars n’ S'mores Night Sky Program
July 1, Saturday, 8:30 p.m., Canyon Country Discovery Center, Monticello

Susan RyanThe Northern Chaco Outliers Project
July 6, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Sunflower Theatre, Cortez (hosted by Hisatsinom/CAS)

Janet Lever-Wood Weaving the World Together
July 12, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Lyceum, Center of Southwest Studies, FLC (hosted by SJB/CAS and FLC)

Shanna DiederichsA Frontier in Bloom: Basketmaker II Colonization of the San Juan Frontier
July 15, Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, Blanding

Rudy Davison 1887: Telluride and the Sheridan Mine Come of Age
July 19, Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., Lyceum, Center of Southwest Studies, FLC

Mike Todt 1917: The Great Bisbee Deportation
July 26, Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., Lyceum, Center of Southwest Studies, FLC

Harrison SchmittOf Coyotes and Moon Landings (stargazing to follow, weather permitting)
July 29, Saturday, 8:30 p.m., Anasazi Heritage Center

John Bezy and Oralia Lopez — Influence of Prehistoric Casas Grandes Pottery on the Modern Mata Ortiz Ceramics Tradition: Lecture and Pottery Sale
August 1, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., Crow Canyon Archaeological Center (hosted by CCAC and Hisatsinom/CAS)

Shelby Tisdale1864: The Navajo Long Walk to Bosque Redondo
August 9, Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., Lyceum, Center of Southwest Studies, FLC

Kari Schleher Pottery Production, Learning, and Social Networks from the Central Mesa Verde Region to the Galisteo Basin
August 9, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Lyceum, Center of Southwest Studies, FVLC (hosted by SJB/CAS and FLC)

Paul Morey Raptors of Mesa Verde (Cancelled)
September 1, Friday, 7:00 p.m., Visitor and Research Center, Mesa Verde National Park

Jesse Tune The Times They Were A-Changin’: Life on the CO Plateau at the End of the Ice Age
September 13, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Lyceum, Center of Southwest Studies, FLC (hosted by SJB/CAS and FLC)

Fumiyasu ArakawaLandscape Studies in Alkali Ridge and Montezuma Canyon
September 23, Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, Blanding

Cory PillenPromoting the National Parks: WPA Posters & Resource Conservation During the Depression Era
September 28, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., 130 Noble Hall, Fort Lewis College

Andrew Gulliford Arborglyphs in Southwest Colorado
October 11, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Lyceum, Center of Southwest Studies, FLC (hosted by SJB/CAS and FLC)

Jason ChuipkaTime’s Arrow in Southeastern Utah: An Overview of Recent Site Stabilization Projects and Why Preservation Matters
October 14, Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, Blanding (hosted by Friends of Cedar Mesa)

Chip Colwell Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits:Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Culture
October 19, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., 130 Noble Hall, Fort Lewis College


Native American Dances
May 31 to September 2,
Wednesday through Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Cortez Cultural Center

 
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Sponsors of the Four Corners Lecture Series include: Friends of Cedar Mesa, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Anasazi Heritage Center, Cortez Cultural Center, Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, Hisatsinom Chapter: Colorado Archaeology Society, Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance, Fort Lewis College: Center for Southwest Studies, KSJD, Mesa Verde Foundation, Mesa Verde Museum Association, and Mesa Verde National Park.

Last updated: August 25, 2017

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