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Online Program

Online Lecture: Chaco Canyon — The Mysterious World of the Ancient Pueblo

Program No. 24527RJ
Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, at 1 p.m. (ET)/ 10 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about the once-thriving civilization in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.
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At a Glance

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, join archeologist and Chacoan society expert, Rob Weiner, on a journey a thousand years back in time to New Mexico’s once-thriving Chaco Canyon civilization. The people of Chaco constructed monumental stone buildings to align with the cycles of the cosmos, exquisitely crafted turquoise jewelry, and traded macaw birds and cacao with Mesoamerican cultures far to the south. Despite over a century of research, archaeologists still struggle in their quest to answer basic questions about the region and the canyon’s former inhabitants. In this lecture, Rob will introduce you to Chacoan society and discuss recent findings that reveal an untold story of power, religion and politics in pre-contact North America. Drawing from his own recent fieldwork, the oral traditions of descendant tribes and insights from new scientific techniques such as LiDAR and ancient DNA, Rob will offers the latest insights into this fascinating chapter of Native American history.

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 and one day before, 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 the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.

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