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Denver, CO 80204 United States
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October 2019

Sarah Milledge Nelson, PhD, Distinguished University Professor, University of Denver

October 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Denver Central Library Gates Conference Room Floor 5
10 W 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80204 United States

Title: Archaeology and Fiction ó Is It Useful? Credible? The Making of Ancient Chinaís Tiger Queen. Abstract: This talk is based on the artifacts from the unlooted tomb of Lady Hao, a historical person in the Shang dynasty around 2500 BCE. She is also mentioned in the oracle bones that represent the earliest readable Chinese writing. As a war keader. shaman, landowner, mother of three, and presumably the bringer of horses and chariots to Shang, she is a character whose…

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November 2019

New Perspectives on the Intersection of Religion and Politics in Ancient Oaxaca, Mexico

November 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Denver Central Library Gates Conference Room Floor 5
10 W 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80204 United States

Lecturer: Jeffrey S. Brzezinski, PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder  Abstract: The end of the Formative Period (1800 BCE - 250 CE) in Mesoamerica witnessed significant changes in the social and political organization of many of the region is complex societies. Archaeological research has documented shifting patterns in interregional interaction, particularly through the trade of goods and ideas, as well as the development of social inequality and institutionalized political authority. Traditional models of social and political organization have maintained that the…

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January 2020

Dr. John Hoffecker, University of Colorado Boulder

January 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Denver Central Library Gates Conference Room Floor 5
10 W 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80204 United States

Title: Landscape archaeology and modern human dispersal on the East European Plain Abstract: The dominant landform on the continent of Europe is an immense plain that stretches from the eastern slope of the Carpathians to the Ural Mountains. Owing to its geographic isolation from the North Atlantic, the East European Plain is characterized by a continental climate and reduced biological productivity relative to western Europe, while its archaeological record exhibits some similarities to the High Plains of North America. For…

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February 2020

February 15, 2020, 2:00 PM: Dr. Karin Larkin, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

February 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Denver Central Library Gates Conference Room Floor 5
10 W 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80204 United States

Title: The Colorado Coalfield War Project Abstract: Pending Bio: Karin Larkin is Assistant Professor and Curator for the Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Dr. Larkin received her PhD in Anthropology and Masters in Museum Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Larkin has done field work in the four corners region of the Southwest, Chihuahua Mexico, and southern Colorado at the Ludlow Massacre Site. She wrote her dissertation on community interactions using ceramic analysis from archaeological…

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April 2020

Travis Rupp, MA, University of Colorado, Boulder

April 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Denver Central Library Gates Conference Room Floor 5
10 W 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80204 United States

Brewing Beer in Roman Britain Abstract: This lecture will explore the production and consumption of beer in Roman occupied Britain from the invasions of Julius Caesar through the end of Roman rule in the 5th century. Beer was the primary drink of early peoples and nations in Britain before Roman arrival. Via regular contact with other major empires and nations, beer styles and brewing methodologies expanded throughout Northern Europe as well. For example, Celtic contact with Britain significantly influenced how…

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