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April 11, 2001

COLORADO ARCHAEOLOGIST TO LECTURE AT SMU

DALLAS (SMU) -- Stephen Lekson, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will present a free public talk, "Writing Prehistory," on Friday, April 27, at 5:30 p.m. in McCord Auditorium (Dallas Hall third floor) on the Southern Methodist University campus.

Lekson is curator of anthropology and director of museum studies at the University Museum, University of Colorado. He has directed 26 archaeological field projects in Florida, Tennessee, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado. His research focuses on the Southwestern Native American cultures in southeastern Utah, Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, Mimbres and Hohokam.

Lekson has published several books, including Chaco Meridian, in which he proposes that three major prehistoric settlements in northern New Mexico and Mexico were deliberately placed along the same line of longitude.

Lekson also has given more than 100 public presentations as an Archaeological Institute of America lecturer.


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