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Lecture Series

The Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) will present a free lecture, “Tracking Humans from Africa to the Four Corners: A journey through time and across space”, in its Lecture Series, The lecture will be presented by Dr. John Kappelman, a paleoanthropologist, who has taught at University of Texas, Austin for 35 years and has now retired to Pagosa Springs. His special area of expertise is human evolution. The lecture will trace the evolution of humans (Homo sapiens) from common ancestors thru their disbursal out of Africa, across Europe, Asia and into the Americas to the Ancestral Puebloans based on current scientific theories, hypothesis, archeological evidence, etc.

The lecture will be given on June 11th at the County Extension Office’s Exhibition Hall, 344 US 84, by the Fair Grounds.

Doors open at 6:45 PM, the talk will be from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a short Q&A at the end.

This event is free and open to the public so tell all your friends and neighbors. Since there will not be any refreshments, bringing water is advised.

For further information contact Ernie O’Toole at eotoole1@yahoo.com.

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There’s more to learn at Chimney Rock National Monument beyond the daily tours.  The interpretive program at Chimney Rock includes opportunities to see the site in a different light and to enjoy the different facets of the site.  Ticket fees for special programs are considered a non-refundable donation. Programs often sell out. A booking fee applies to each ticket purchased online or through the call center. Making a reservation through the website or the call center is the only way to guarantee a spot on this tour. Most programs are at full capacity prior to the event but we will accommodate walk-ins if space is available. Booking fees do not apply to walk-ins.

You can book our monthly programs online or by calling 1-877-444-6777.