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Lecture Series2018-09-04T18:47:38+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.

2018 Lecture Dates

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  • March 8: Anna Sofaer. Anna is a researcher and educator on the archaeoastronomy of the ancestral Puebloans of the American Southwest and other ancient cultures.  She is an archaeo-astronomer and the Director of two documentary films about Chaco Canyon and heads The Solstice Project’s continued research of Chacoan history and mysteries.
  • May 10- Dr. Davis Stuart, University of New Mexico
  • July 12- Mona C. Charles, “The Bigger Picture: Chimney Rock and its Predecessors”
  • August 9- TBA
  • September 13- Charles Riggs, “Recent Excavations by the Fort Lewis College Archaeological Field School at the Bowthorpe Site (5MT9399) in Southwest Colorado.”