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, September 11th, 2017
Denver Museum of Nature and Science

7:00 PM

Speaker:
Lindsay Hamilton

Title:

Who’s in charge here? A look at Fremont community layout, organization, and activities

Abstract:

The Fremont lived from approximately AD 1000 to 1300 across much of modern Utah and portions of Idaho, Colorado, and Nevada. Like the Ancestral Puebloans to the south, the Fremont grew corn, painted pots, and lived in villages composed of various types of buildings. The research presented here focuses on Fremont architecture and use of structures as a means for understanding how Fremont communities were organized and functioned. Across the Fremont region, many architecturally distinct buildings have been found which have been interpreted as community structures based on their large size. While being somewhat distinct from one another architecturally, these buildings share many similarities in artifact content which also suggests that they were used differently from typical residential structures. This is illustrated using data from several large excavated Fremont villages to suggest that communities and community activities played an important role in Fremont daily life, not unlike their Ancestral Puebloan, Hohokam, and Mogollon neighbors to the south.

Speaker Bio:

Lindsay Johansson is a doctoral candidate at CU Boulder whose dissertation research focuses on the relationship(s) among Fremont peoples and between the Fremont and neighboring cultural groups, particularly the Ancestral Puebloan of the northern San Juan. Her other research interests include the role of feasting in small scale societies, how prehistoric identity was constructed, large game hunting practices, exchange and interaction networks, and the transitions both to and from farming. Lindsay has excavated sites across the American Southwest and Great Basin, and with the support of CAS, was able to do much of the archival work presented here.


Upcoming Denver Area Speakers

Sept. 12 (Tues.) Berry Kemp will speak on "Birket Habu — ‘the lake of Habu’ " at 7 pm. at 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.

Sept. 14 (Thurs.) Jessica D. Hedgepeth Balkin is to speak on "Ancient Settlement Pattern Changes in Coastal Oaxaca, Mexico: Recent Findings from the 2016 Rio Verde Settlement Project" at 7 pm. at the CU Museum, Dinosaur Room on the University of Colorado Boulder Campus. Sponsored by the Indian Peaks Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society. Free.

Sept. 19 (Tues.) Dr. Steve Lekson will speak on "Mimbres at the Museum:
Earl, Hugo, Anna and Me" at 7 p.m in the Hale Science Building, Room #270 on the Univ. of Colorado, Boulder Campus. Sponsored by the CU Natural History Museum. Free.

Oct. 9 (Mon.) T. Reid Farmer will present on "Recent Archaeological Investigations at Cherokee Ranch and Castle, Douglas County, Colorado" at 7 p.m. at the Ricketson Auditorium of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Sponsored by the Denver Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society. Free.

Oct. 12 (Thurs.) John Wagner is presenting on "Economic Change and Trade among the Teuchitlán" at 7 p.m. at the CU Museum, Dinosaur Room on the University of Colorado Boulder Campus. Sponsored by the Indian Peaks Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society. Free.

Oct. 16 (Mon.) Bill Cherf will talk about "Egyptian Magic-101" at 7 pm. at 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.

Oct, 28 (Sat.) Dr. Michael Waters will be lecturing on Title: "Forging a New Understanding of the Late Pleistocene Peopling of the Americas" at 8:30 pm. at the History Colorado building on 12th and Broadway, Denver. Dr. Waters is the banquet speaker for the Annual Meeting of the Colorado Archaeological Society held at History Colorado. The Annual Meeting is from 10/27-10/29. Registration is required and space may be limited. For more information including rates, visit the Annual Meeting page.

Nov. 13 (Mon.) Dr. Sarah Trabert will be lecturing on "Western Views on “Eastern Groups: Understanding the Dismal River (Plains Apache) Occupation of Colorado" at 7 p.m. at the Ricketson Auditorium of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Sponsored by the Colorado Archaeological Society. Free.