Lecture tells story of displaced residents of Wupatki monument

Thursday, March 22, 2018 10:28 AM

The Journal

As a part of the Four Corners Lecture Series, the Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society will present Kathryn Turney on Tuesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 515 Park St.

The subject of the presentation is “Social Consequences of Land Loss: Navajo Oral History, Ethnoarchaeology, and Spatial Analysis at Wupatki National Monument, Arizona.”

Turney will discuss how the creation of Wupatki National Monument in 1924 gradually displaced indigenous residents from ancestral homelands, leading to loss of territory and connection to family, according to a news release from Kari Schleher, laboratory manager at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.

For more information, call Schleher at 505-269-4475.