The Chipeta Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society will host the presentation "The Zuni Kiva Project and The Zuni World" by Zuni archaeologist and tribal elder Dan Simplicio on Wednesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in Montrose. Simplicio will discuss the significance and challenges of maintaining the Zuni Pueblo's six religious kivas, along with other adaptations faced by the community in maintaining its traditional culture and language in the modern age.
Simplicio has worked as an archaeologist and cultural resource specialist in the Southwest area for over 15 years and is currently with Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. The public is invited; the talk will be at the Montrose United Methodist Church, Baldridge Hall, at 19 S. Park Street (free admission). For more information, please contact Leigh Ann Hunt at 970-835-5228.