Celebrate International Archaeology Day, October 18th in Roxborough State Park

Roxborough State Park is proud to sponsor a new lecture series in conjunction with its third annual fair celebrating International Archaeology Day on October 18, 2014. Todd McMahon of The Office of the State Archaeologist describes this event as “one of the best public archaeology programs in the state.”

Local experts will describe archaeology and proto-history of the hogbacks in the auditorium of the Visitor’s Center.

11:30 a.m.
Ute, Arapahoe, and Cheyenne of the Roxborough Area
Dr. Dave Hill, Metro State University

12:45 p.m.
Artifact Dating and Recent Roxborough Findings
Todd McMahon, Office of the State Archaeologist

2:00 p.m.
Hogback Archaeology: Roxborough to Golden
Jack Warner, Colorado Archaeological Society, Denver Chapter

In addition to the lectures, other activities will include:

  • A kids area for arts and crafts, face painting, etc.
  • A flint knapper who will demonstrate ancient skills
  • A Dinosaur Ridge discussion on dendrochronology using the Chief Colorow tree
  • Walks and the Rox Ride stopping at archaeology sites
  • Volunteer discussions on ancient uses of plants and animals

Rox Arch Day

Lectures and fair are free with paid park admission.

This is a very popular event, so come early to avoid delays in entering the park. Carpooling is suggested.

Contributed by Betsy Healey, Volunteer Naturalist (Archaeology Fair Coordinator) on behalf of Angel Tobin, Volunteer & Interpretive Services Manager



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