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Lecture to feature recent research about Aztec Ruins

Aztec Ruins National Monument, in partnership with the Chaco Culture Conservancy, will host a lecture by Erin Baxter about her recent research at Aztec Ruins at 7 p.m. Monday on Zoom and Facebook.

Baxter is currently the acting curator of anthropology for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. She is also an instructor of archaeology at the University of Colorado Boulder, and teaches courses about Southwestern archaeology, method and theory, human prehistory and the archaeology of death.

Baxter received her doctorate from the University of Colorado Boulder, and her thesis focused on the role of the Aztec Ruins complex with respect to Chaco Canyon and the political organization of the Southwest. She is working on projects related to cannibalism, ancient witchcraft, the superlative architecture from Aztec Ruins, the Toriette Lakes Great Kiva, Magic Mountain and W.S. Ranch.

To join the Zoom meeting, visit bit.ly/3cLFSOt with meeting ID 885 2236 1154 and passcode 944042.

For more information, contact the Visitor Center at (505) 334-6174 or visit www.facebook.com/AztecRuinsNM.