Dr. Larry Conyers, University of Denver: Mapping the Ice Age Landscape of Coastal Portugal with Ground-Penetrating Radar: Using Geology, Geophysics, and Archaeology to Place Ice Age Hunters in their Environment

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America, Denver Chapter and Tattered Cover Bookstore

AIA Society Event: Denver

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 2:00pm

Location:
Tattered Cover Bookstore
1668 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
United States

Reindeer and auroch hunting groups in the Upper Paleolithic of Europe were big-game hunters who survived in a landscape that is very different from today. In coastal Portugal ground-penetrating radar and geological mapping has placed a number of sites ranging in age from 30,000 to 25,000 years ago in an environment that was dry, cold and populated by herds of large herbivores. Hunting strategies and subsistence methods can be inferred by placing information from standard archaeological methods into this complex ancient world.

Dr. Larry Conyers is Professor of Anthropology and Director of Graduate and Undergraduate programs with the University of Denver. Dr. Conyers received his BS in Geology in 1973 From Oregon State University, his MS in Geology from Arizona State University in 1975, and his MA (1993) and PhD (1995) from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Conyers area of specialization is ground penetrating-radar in archaeology. Other interests include archaeometry, geological methods, Latin America, The Great Plains, and the United States Southwest. Dr. Conyers conducted fieldwork in locations that include El Salvador, Peru, Guatemala, and Jordan. 

Website: http://www.aiadenver.org

Contact:
Aaron Theis
aiadenver@gmail.org
303-866-2575

Archaeology Day

Sponsored by AIA Boulder, AIA Denver, CU Museum of Natural History

AIA Society Event: Boulder

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location:
Museum of Natural History
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0218
United States

Family archaeological activities, gallery tours, three presentations (Rome, Maya, Mesa Verde), exhibitor tables from cooperating institutions (Egyptian Study Society, Colorado Archaeological Society, History Colorado, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, PaeloWest Inc., Denver AIA).

Contact:
Stephen Lekson
Lekson@colorado.edu
303-492-6671

“Archeology Day”

Sponsored by University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

AIA Society Event: Boulder

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location:
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
15th and Broadway, Henderson Building, CU Campus
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

  • Includes educational family events and activities, an anthropology gallery tour with University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Curator of Anthropology Dr. Steve Lekson and three afternoon presentations:
    • AIA national speaker Steve Lekson, Ph.D., “Casas Grandes”
    • Inga Calvin, Ph.D., “Mayan Calendar”
    • Tyler Lansford, Ph.D.,“Ancient Rome”

Website: http://CUmuseum.Colorado.edu

Contact:
Steve Lekson
Steve.Lekson@colorado.edu
303.492.6892

Of Pots and People: Updates from the Field, Tell Timai, Egypt

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Denver

Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 2:00pm

Location:
Tattered Cover Book Store
16th & Wynkoop
Denver, CO
United States

Lecturer: Nicholas Hudson

Abstract: Of pots and people: updates from the field, Tell Timai, Egypt

Contact:
James Jansson
james.jansson@rbc.com
303-841-5707

Spying on the Past: Satellite Imagery and Archaeology in Southern Mesopotamia

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Boulder

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 7:00pm

Location:
University of Colorado, Museum of Natural History
1030 North Broadway & 15th Street
Boulder, CO
United States

Lecturer: Carrie Hritz

Abstract: Spying on the Past: Satellite Imagery and Archaeology in Southern Mesopotamia

Kershaw Lecture

Contact:
Randall T. Nishiyama
randy_nishiyama@yahoo.com
303-492-4492

Ancient Sounds of Greece

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Denver

Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 2:00pm

Location:
Tattered Cover Book Store
16th & Wynkoop
Denver, CO
United States

Lecturer: Nikos Xanthoulis

Abstract: Ancient Sounds of Greece

Kress Lecture

Contact:
James Jansson
james.jansson@rbc.com
303-841-5707

Hands on Colorado at the History Colorado Center

Sponsored by History Colorado, Colorado Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation

AIA Society Event: Denver

Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location:
History Colorado Center
1200 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
United States

Hands on Colorado at the History Colorado Center

Experience several hands on activities that will introduce families of all ages to archaeology and preservation.  Programs are being coordinated between a few of the AHPM core partners– Archaeological Institute of America, Bureau of Reclamation, Colorado Archaeological Society, Colorado Preservation, Inc., HistoriCorps, Crow Canyon, and History Colorado.

Highlights include:
Preservation:  Lodge notching, walking tours lead by Shawn Snow to get to know the history of the neighborhoods.
Archaeology:  Flint knapper demonstration, pictographs for kids, Archaeology Kit activities including a dig box and corn grinding, mapping sites, ground penetrating radar, and an on-line chat “Ask an Archaeologist” for those unable to attend the events at the History Colorado Center in Denver.

For general information about History Colorado, please call 303-HISTORY.

Website: http://www.historycolorado.org/archaeologists/archaeology-historic-preservation-...

Contact:
Aaron Theis
theis.aaron@gmail.com
3036481968

Dr. Brian Billman, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Saving the Past by Investing in the Future: Archaeological Preservation on the North Coast of Peru Through Community Action

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America, Denver Chapter

AIA Society Event: Denver

Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 2:00pm

Location:
The Tattered Cover Bookstore
1668 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
United States

Peru is one of the richest archaeological regions in the world.  Despite the importance of these ancient sites and the wealth generated through tourism, the archaeological heritage of Peru is being destroyed at an unprecedented rate.  Dr. Billman will discuss how MOCHE, Inc., a nonprofit organization, is working to protect the 10 most endangered archaeological sites on the north coast of Peru within the next five years.

Dr. Billman writes:  To solve the intertwined problems of looting, poverty, and lack of heritage education, we form partnerships with poor communities in Peru.  We provide communities with heritage education programs and funding for development projects, such as schools, health clinics, potable water and sewage treatment systems, roads, and parks.  In exchange for our assistance, communities agree to create and defend archaeological reserves.  We fund these community partnerships by offering archaeological tours, field schools, and volunteer programs in Peru.  Through these programs we unite communities in Peru with socially committed people in the US.  In our view, the best way to save archaeological sites is by investing in the fu

Website: http://www.aiadenver.org

Contact:
James Jansson
james.jansson@rbc.com
(303) 841-5707

James C. Miller: When it’s Hot, it’s Hot: Changing Climates and Shifting Prehistoric Populations in Western Colorado

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America, Denver Chapter

AIA Society Event: Denver

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Location:
The Tattered Cover Bookstore
1668 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
United States

Recent excavations and environmental studies at the Jeanne Site (5GF741), a rock shelter near Loma, Colorado, have provided a record of periodic use by hunter-gatherers as well as a detailed account of past climates from about 10,000 years ago to present. The small northwest-facing overhang was a satellite site for sheltering groups involved in hunting as well as seed and other plant gathering.  Features used for cooking and producing heat and others used for plant food processing and storage are prevalent.  In addition, a series of post holes in 6500 to 5000 year old deposits suggests the construction of a protective barrier against the elements or simply a wall to isolate one area of the interior space for special use.  Comparison of the frequency of occupations at the Jeanne Site with the frequency of occupations on three other western Colorado sites (5GF1323, the Indian Creek Site [5ME699], and 5ME15398) suggests episodic use of the area by prehistoric people. Read more »

Website: http://www.aiadenver.org/

Contact:
James Jansson
james.jansson@rbc.com
(303) 841-5707

Dr. Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre, University of Colorado: Power and Authority at the Edge of Empire in Ancient Persia

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America, Denver Chapter

AIA Society Event: Denver

Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 2:00pm

Location:
The Tattered Cover Bookstore
1668 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
United States

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Website: http://www.aiadenver.org/

Contact:
James Jansson
james.jansson@rbc.com
(303) 841-5707

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