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Online Program

Online Lecture: Nighttime Rituals at Chaco Canyon — Astronomy, Fire & Gambling

Program No. 24464RJ
Join us on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 1 p.m. (ET)/ 10 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A about an ancient Southwest culture’s influential and intriguing activities after dark.
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At a Glance

As archaeologists delve deeply into the evening activities of ancient humanity, Rob Weiner explores the nightlife of the people of Chaco Canyon. A center of religious and political power in the ancient U.S. Southwest from the years 850 to 1200, Rob guides you through an experiential exploration that combines evidence from both archaeology and ethnography. Learn about this culture’s rituals after dark, from astronomy to fire and gambling. Rob will show you how the nighttime Chacoan society’s patterns differed from those during the day, and the impact that had across the Four Corners region.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll and a reminder email one week, one day, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the instructor live using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted in the lecture description, all those who enroll in this program can attend the live event and will also receive a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within two weeks following the live event.

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