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Lecture Series 2017-09-06T18:05:36+00:00

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association Lecture Series

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) hosts a Lecture Series each year to offer the opportunity for the public and CRIA volunteers to gather and hear a speaker whose topic typically relates to southwest archaeology, archaeoastronomy and/or Chacoan culture .  The lectures are free of charge and take place at 7:00pm, following a social hour at 6:00pm at the Ecoluxe Building located at The Springs Resort and Spa at 165 Hot Springs Blvd in Pagosa Springs. Please bring your favorite finger foods to share and join our volunteers to learn more about this non-profit organization which operates the interpretive program at Chimney Rock National Monument in partnership with the USDA Forest Service and the San Juan National Forest.

2017 Lecture Dates

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  • March 9: Larry Baker – Executive Director of Salmon Ruins
  • May 11- Dr Stephen H. Lekson; Curator of Archaeology and Professor of Anthropology at the Museum of Natural History, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • August 10- Jason Chuipa- Vice President and Principal Investigator at Woods Canyon Archaeological Consultants, Inc.
  • September 14- Dr. Laurie Webster: “Ancient Textiles, Baskets, Wood, and Hides from Southeastern Utah: Latest Findings from the Cedar Mesa Perishables Project.”