Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Archaeology Lecture - 7th October 2009

Contact(s): Becky Latanich

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, in conjunction with Western National Parks Association and Western New Mexico University, will be hosting a free lecture by noted archaeologist Stephen Lekson on October 7th at 7 p.m. at the WNMU Global Resource Center Auditorium. Dr. Lekson, will speak about his new work A History of the Ancient Southwest, a book that has been described as “among the most provocative and forward-looking books in archaeology today.”

Dr. Stephen Lekson is a professor of anthropology at the University of Colorado and curator of anthropology at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History. His professional interests include the Chaco, Mimbres and Salado cultures. He has authored many works, including The Chaco Meridian, Archaeology of the Mimbres Region, and Salado Archaeology of the Upper Gila.

In recognition of this special evening, Gila Cliff Dwellings WNPA bookstore will offer signed copies of A History of the Ancient Southwest at the special tax-free price of $35.00 (regular price $39.95). Proceeds from the sales provide funding for this and other Park programs.

For more information or to reserve a copy of A History of the Ancient Southwest please contact Becky Latanich at (575) 536-9461 or