Revealing Untold Stories of Chaco Canyon: Archaeocosmology by Anna Sofaer

Thursday Dec 12, 2019

1801 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
US

Phone: 841-2802
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$5-$8

Ages:

13+

Contact:

Jayne Aubele

Phone: 505-841-2840
Website: Click to Visit

The rediscoverer of the "Sun Dagger" and head of the Solstice Project, with her colleagues Robert Weiner and Richard Friedman, share findings on Chaco culture as well as solar and lunar astronomy.

Sun DaggerAnna Sofaer, rediscoverer of the "Sun Dagger" and head of the Solstice Project, and her colleagues Robert Weiner, Univ. Colorado - Boulder and Richard Friedman, San Juan College, will share their latest research findings concerning the extent of the Chaco culture, and their complex solar and lunar astronomy. They will show 3-D models of outlying Great Houses throughout the Chaco world and new results using LiDAR technology to document the enigmatic Chaco “roads,” many of which align with the natural landscape and astronomical direction.

Cost: $8 nonmembers, $7 members, $5 students. Preregistration is encouraged or tickets can be purchased at the door the evening of the event (if seats are available).

Questions: jayne.aubele@state.nm.us

 

 

See also: Found Objects

The Stars in New Mexico

Courtesy of the Corrales Historical Society

Since Anna Sofaer’s rediscovery of the “Sun Dagger” in Chaco Canyon in 1977, our understanding of the civilization that flourished in New Mexico a millennium ago has only deepened. Join Sofaer, along with her colleagues Richard Friedman and Robert Weiner, as they present the latest findings from Chaco in Revealing Untold Stories of Chaco Canyon: Archaeocosmology on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6:30pm at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (1801 Mountain Rd. NW). Tickets are $8 for non-museum members, $7 for members and $5 for students. For more information and tickets to this all-ages event, see nmnaturalhistory.org.

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