Colorado Archaeological Society
Pikes Peak Chapter
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Discover, Learn, Protect, and have Fun

The Pikes Peak Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado

August 15, 2017

The Cheyenne Mountain Citadel: Its Construction & Enduring Legacy
Presented by Rick Sturdevant, PhD

Construction of the NORAD Combat Operations Center, inside Cheyenne Mountain,  answered immediate Cold War requirements for survivability in the event of nuclear war. Built in the early 1960s, innovative techniques used to carve out a cavern for this facility became useful in subsequent large-scale excavation projects.

  • Meeting Location
  • Fire Station #19
  • 2490 Research Parkway
  • Colorado Springs, CO 80920
  • Time:  7:00 PM
  • Pre-meeting Dinner
  • (On your own tab)
  • Time: 5:30 PM
  • Panera Bread
  • 7344 North Academy Blvd
  • Colorado Springs
  • 719-522-1100

Vogel Canyon - A Renewed Face A Renewed Spirit

Vogel Canyon is a distilled record of the human past on the High Plains in southeastern Colorado. This video celebrates the successful partnerships which have preserved this important record of the human past. Produced in partnership by  the Pikes Peak Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society and the  U.S. Forest Service, Comanche National Grassland this 21 minute video summarizes  an important conservation project south of La Junta, Colorado. The program includes video of graffiti removal, trail construction,  and contains a strong anti-vandalism message.

Funded through a grant from the State Historical Fund in Denver.

Preserving Cultural Heritage

with the Boy Scouts of America, it was his Eagle Scout Project. Brandon spent over a 1,000 hours visiting sites, museums, and researching archaeology preservation.  Tom Sholes (Pikes Peak Chapter) provided guidance and Dave Sproul (Pikes Peak Chapter) provided the music track. The video may be view full screen by clicking on the icon next to "vimeo" at the lower right corner of the video after starting the video.