Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Colleen Wright
PORTALES – Dr Stephen Lekson, an internationally-renowned anthropologist, will speak at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales on Thursday, Feb. 21. The presentation, "The New Ancient Southwest," will be at 7 p.m. in the Becky Sharp Auditorium in the College of Business. The talk is free and open to the public.
Lekson, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Colorado in Boulder, is also the curator of anthropology at the Museum of Natural History at the university. He is the author of Chaco Meridian: Centers of Political Power in the Ancient Southwest, on sale at Eastern's bookstore for $22. Lekson will hold a book signing preceding the presentation.
Lekson's talk is sponsored by Mu Alpha Nu, the anthropology club on campus, and is part of the Dr. Cynthia Irwin-Williams lecture series. Cynthia Irwin-Williams taught at Eastern from 1962-1982, where she held the Llano Estacado Distinguished Research Professorship. She died at the age of 54 in 1990.
For more information, contact ENMU's anthropology department at 505-562-2206 or visit the website at http://www.enmu.edu/~durands/Anthro/anthro.htm.