Speakers

Denver Chapter Meetings

The membership and officers of the Denver Chapter of CAS meet the 2nd Monday of every month.

  • The meetings most often take place in Ricketson Auditorium, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO at 7:00 p.m.
  • Enter the Auditorium using the Security Entrance (north side). The auditorium opens at 6:30 p.m. for evening lectures and events.
  • Special Note for June: The June meeting will be in the VIP room, located just to the left of the security entrance, near the cafeteria.

All are welcome!


Upcoming Meeting

Monday, November 13th, 2017
Denver Museum of Nature and Science

7:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE: The planned speaker, Sarah Trabert, is unable to attend due to travel problems. We will attempt to reschedule the below talk for a future date. In her place, the speaker will be Reid Farmer, speaking about the ongoing work in Douglas County.

Speaker:
Sarah Trabert

Title:

Western Views on “Eastern Groups”: Understanding the Dismal River (Plains Apache) Occupation of Colorado

Abstract:

The Dismal River archaeological complex (AD 1445-1740) is most often described using data from “eastern” sites in Nebraska and Kansas. The record for Dismal River occupations farther west, however, is just as rich and can tell us much of Dismal River migrations, landscape use, and ceramic technology. Starting with a brief discussion of what is known about this group, this lecture will highlight the many ways that eastern Colorado sites have contributed to our broader understanding of Dismal River culture and ceramics technology. Key topics addressed in this lecture will include: the history of Dismal River occupation in Colorado, the interesting variation displayed by peoples living here in the past, and the important role Colorado peoples and natural resources had on the production and distribution of micaceous ceramics.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Sarah Trabert is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma. She completed her Masters and Doctorate degrees at the University of Iowa with a focus on Protohistoric/Early Historic Period occupation of the Central High Plains. Her current research interests include understanding the myriad of responses Native peoples on the Plains had to European colonialism, how ceramic technology changed in the Historic period, and understanding both Apache and Wichita lifeways during this critical Protohistoric period.


Upcoming Denver Area Speakers

Nov. 9 (Thurs.) Christopher & Allison Kerns will give a presentation titled “Buried Underground: The
Excavation and Re-examination of Iron Age activity at Read’s Cavern, Southwest England” at 7 p.m. in
the CU Museum of Natural History (Henderson Building) on the Boulder Campus. Main Campus – CU
Museum (Henderson Building). Sponsored by the Colorado Archaeological Society-Indian Peaks Chapter. Free.

Nov. 15 (Wed.) Dr. J. W. Hanson will present “Oppidum cadavera: Assessing the Impact of Ancient
Urbanism on Modern Europe and Beyond” at 7 p.m. in the CU Museum of Natural History (Henderson
Building) on the Boulder Campus . Main Campus – CU Museum (Henderson Building).
Sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America, Boulder Society. Free.

Nov. 20 (Mon.) Rhonda Hageman will give a presentation on “The Ancient Art of Egyptian Weaving:
The techniques and technology” at 7 pm. in the Ricketson Auditorium of the Denver Museum of Nature
and Science. Sponsored by the Egyptian Studies Society. Members: Free. Others: $3.00 suggested
donation at the door.

Nov. 21 (Tues.) Mark Owens will speak on “Interpreting rock art in Fort Carson’s Turkey Creek Rock
Art District” at 7 p.m. in Colorado Springs at Fire Station #19, 2490 Research Parkway, Colorado
Springs. Sponsored by the Colorado Archaeological Society—Pikes Peak Chapter. Free.

Dec. 6 (Wed.) Dr. Chris Beekman will speak on “A Question of Life or Death: Renewing the Inquiry into
the Shaft Tomb Figures of Western Mexico” at 7 p.m. in the CU Museum of Natural History (Henderson
Building) on the Boulder Campus . Main Campus – CU Museum (Henderson Building).
Sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America, Boulder Society. Free.