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EAC presents final anthropology lecture for the season on solstices

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[Click Image to Enlarge] EAC’s Discovery Park Campus will feature an anthropology lecture series on solstices at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 21 in the Great Kiva. Pictured above is a winter solstice sunset at the Turtle Circle Kiva at the campus. [EAC – Harry Swanson photo]

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus invites the public to come to the Great Kiva at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, to enjoy the final lecture of the academic year in the Discover Anthropology series.

The program will feature Native American solstice markers. Participants will also be invited to witness the sun setting through the solstice notch set in the northwest wall of the Great Kiva.

“June 21, the day of this program, is usually the official day of the summer solstice,” said Dean Harry Swanson, who will present the lecture. “But this year, the summer solstice will officially occur on June 22. But we’re going to present our program anyway! We invite everyone to come see some amazing markers, demonstrating that the ancients really were well-versed in astronomical calendaring.”

In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors to the Jupiter Room.

For more information, contact Swanson at 428-6260.