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Anna Sofaer, Richard Friedman, and Robert Weiner will present two public talks in southern Colorado on March 8th and 9th.

March 8, 2018: Pagosa Springs, CO, “Chacoan Astronomy, Cosmography, Roads, and Ritual Power: New Insights into Chaco’s Powerful Expanse using New Technologies.” 7:00pm at The Springs Resort and Spa (Ecoluxe Building) located at 165 Hot Springs Blvd. Hosted by the Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA).

March 9 2018: Durango, CO, “Chacoan Astronomy, Cosmography, Roads, and Ritual Power: New Insights into Chaco’s Powerful Expanse using New Technologies.” 7:00pm at Fort Lewis College, Noble Hall, Room 130, located at  1355 E 8th Ave.. Sponsored by the San Juan Basin Archaeological Society and the San Juan Citizens Alliance.

SOLSTICE GREETINGS! Our 2017 Annual Letter from Anna Sofaer, President, The Solstice Project

NMPBS ¡COLORES!: Archaeoastronomer Anna Sofaer and Rob Weiner discuss new findings about why Chaco was located where it is.
Watch the 8 minute video.

Watch this 2-minute video from our recent visit to Chaco with Maya scholars Alonso Mendez and Michael Grofe discussing the symbolic importance of the moon".

Archaeologists: More Protections Needed for Chaco Region
Over 30 Newspapers carry this Associated Press story to protect Chaco from fossil fuel exploitation and damages, papers including The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Denver Post, The Seattle Times, and the Albuquerque Journal and Santa Fe New Mexican. Anna Sofaer, president of the nonprofit Solstice Project, said people who don't understand Chaco see it as sort of a high desert wasteland that can offer only oil, gas, coal and uranium. "I think it's our obligation as people who've been working with Chaco for decades to bring out to the public and to the people who affect policy the great value of going back and connecting with the people who were so connected with their natural world," she said.