Archaeological Society to meet in Cortez

The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society is pleased to present Dr. Patricia Flint Lacey on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 515 North Park Street, Cortez, to discuss Architectural Documentation of Spring House, a large unexcavated cliff dwelling on Long Mesa at Mesa Verde National Park. Spring House has nearly 85 rooms and seven kivas, similar in size to Spruce Tree House. In the upper part of the Spring House alcove there are eight rooms with remarkable preservation of their wood, adobe floors, and pink and tan plastered walls.

Lacey came to southwest Colorado in 1982 to work on the Dolores Archaeological Project after completing her doctoral studies in anthropology at the University of Oregon. Over the last 30 years she has worked and volunteered for the BLM Anasazi Heritage Center as a museum educator and researcher. For the past two years she has worked for Mesa Verde National Park.

For questions about this or other lectures, please call Diane McBride at 970-560-1643.