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 2018 are free and open to the public.

 
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Kathryn TurneySocial Consequences of Land Loss: Navajo Oral History, Ethnoarchaeology, and Spatial Analysis at Wupatki National Monument, AZ
April 3, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Cortez
 
Charles DeFerdinandoThe 1917-18 Flu Epidemic and How the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Helped It Spread

April 11, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Lyceum, Center of Southwest Studies, FLC

Robert S. McPherson, Winston Hurst, & Jonathan Till Discussing the Complex Human History of Southeastern Utah

April 26, Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Canyon Country Discovery Center, Monticello

Robin Lyle Two Episodes of Ritual Turkey and Dog Burials in Southwestern Colorado: A Case Study

May 5, Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Edge of the Cedars, Blanding

Cynthia Fadem A New Look at Old Water

May 22, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Stephen Strom, John Foster, & Cari JohnsonConversations on the Natural Development of Utah’s Canyon Country

May 31, Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Canyon Country Discovery Center, Monticello

Maxine McBrinn, Joseph Aguilar, & Lenora TsosieRenewing a Classic: Updating the First Large Community-Curated Exhibition on the US Southwest

June 5, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Cortez

Jim EnoteMesa Verde and the Cultivation of Resilience

June 8, Friday, 7:00 p.m., Visitor and Research Center, Mesa Verde National Park

Kellam ThrogmortonTackling the Time-Space Continuum - Why Archaeological Landscapes Matter

June 8, Friday, 7:00 p.m., Bear’s Ears Education Center

Paul Magnanti A Walk Across Southern Utah

June 23, Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Edge of the Cedars, Blanding

The Lomayestewa FamilyTraditional Hopi Dancers

June 30, Saturday, 11:00, 12:00, 2:00, 4:00., Visitor & Research Center, Mesa Verde National Park
July 1, Sunday, 11:00, 12:00, 2:00, 4:00., Visitor & Research Center, Mesa Verde National Park

James PotterPhotogrammetry and Beyond: Recent Preservation Efforts at the Ute Mountain Tribal Park
July 3, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Cortez

Susan RyanThe Northern Chaco Outliers Project

July 11, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Lyceum, Center of Southwest Studies, FLC

Linda MartinRamblings of a Retired Mesa Verde Ranger

July 26, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Cortez Public Library

Kenneth Barnett Tankersley Sunset Crater and Its Impact on Ancestral Puebloans

August 1, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Heather SmithThe Contribution of Southwest Archaeology to Our Understanding of How North America was Occupied

August 8, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Lyceum, Center of Southwest Studies, FLC

Harvey LeakeThe Wisdom of Wolfkiller: A Nineteenth Century Navajo Shepherd and Sage

August 25, Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Edge of the Cedars, Blanding

Grant CoffeyDigitizing the Past: Recent 3D Modeling at Crow Canyon

August 28, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Rick HiebSpace Flight: The Ultimate Camping Trip

September 1, Saturday, 7:00 p.m., Anasazi Heritage Center

Larry Ruiz & Laurie WebsterThe Language of Landscapes: Places in Time

September 12, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Lyceum, Center of Southwest Studies, FLC

Jay Willian, Jason Chuipka, & Kay ShumwayHistorical Archaeology and Restoration of the Shumway Cabin in Recapture Canyon

September 18, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., Bear’s Ears Education Center

Tara TravisThe Origins of the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum

September 21, Friday, 7:00 p.m., Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, Mesa Verde National Park

Kari Schleher & Ann RamenofskyThe Archaeology and History of Pueblo San Marcos, New Mexico

October 2, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Cortez

Stewart KoyiyumptewaTraditional Cultural Properties and the Hopi Model of Cultural Preservation

October 11, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Anasazi Heritage Center

Wanda RaschkowIntroduction to the Rock Art of Southeastern Utah

October 30, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., Bear’s Ears Education Center

 
 

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

Last updated: March 27, 2018

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