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

  Read more »

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

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

Etruscan Human Sacrifice in Myth and Ritual

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Denver

Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 2:00pm

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

Lecturer: Nancy de Grummond

Abstract: Etruscan Human Sacrifice in Myth and Ritual

Norton Lecture

Contact:
AIA

Fans, Fame, and the Roman Circus

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Denver

Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 2:00pm

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

Lecturer: Sinclair Bell

Abstract: Fans, Fame and the Roman Circus

Contact:
AIA

Women in Prehistoric Greece

AIA Society Event: Denver

Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 2:00pm

Location:
LoDo Tattered Cover Bookstore
1628 16th Street at Wynkoop
Denver, CO
United States

Lecturer: John G. Younger

Abstract: Women in Prehistoric Greece

Dunwalke Lecture

The Tektaş Burnu Shipwreck: Shedding New Light on Classical Ionia

AIA Society Event: Denver

Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 2:00pm

Location:
LoDo Tattered Cover Bookstore
1628 16th Street at Wynkoop
Denver, CO
United States

Lecturer: Deborah Carlson

Abstract: The Tektaş Burnu Shipwreck: Shedding New Light on Classical Ionia

Joukowsky Lecture

AIA Society: Denver

Website: http://www.aiadenver.org

Society Contact:
M. Dores Cruz
mdores.cruz@gmail.com
303-865-7062

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