Chimney Rock Interpretive Association will host a free lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday via Zoom.
Steven H. Lekson will give a presentation called “Millennium on the Meridian.” The Chaco Meridian, proposed in 1999, suggests that the 11th-century regional center at Chaco Canyon relocated to Aztec Ruins in the early 12th century and later shifted far to the south to Paquime in the late 13th century.
More recent work suggests that this north-south alignment was important long before Chaco, as far back as the sixth century, and may have continued to shape regional history after Paquime, well into the 16th and 17th centuries.
Lekson was curator of archaeology at the Museum of Natural History, University of Colorado, Boulder. He received his doctorate from the University of New Mexico in 1988 and held research, curatorial or administrative positions with University of Tennessee, Eastern New Mexico University, National Park Service, Arizona State Museum, Museum of New Mexico and Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.
Space is limited to first-come, first-serve. To join the Zoom presentation, access the link and meeting ID2.org/lecture.
For more information, call 731-7133.