Colorado Archaeology Society, Pikes Peak Chapter

Next meeting:  November 19, 7:00 PM

The rock art and monuments of a nation named for its premier archaeological site: Zimbabwe

Speaker:  Dick Sundstrom

Photo by Dick Sundstrom
Photo by Dick Sundstrom

Dick Sundstrom waited many years for the US Department of State to lift its advisory against travel to Zimbabwe. Finally, Sundstrom was able to cross this destination off his bucket list. Zimbabwe boasts more than 100,000 rock art sites displaying millions of images. San, Khoikhoi, and Bantu cultures all contributed to this prodigious collection estimated to span 10,000 to 40,000 years. (More)

Annual Holiday Party, December 8, 2019

Location:  Garden of the Gods Trading Post, Manitou Springs
Time:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
Food catered by Mollica’s Italian Market and Deli
Sign-up is Required. Deadline is November 19th.

Meeting Location

Fire Station #19
2490 Research Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80920 (map)
Time:  7:00 PM

Pre-meeting Dinner

(On your own tab)
Time: 5:30 PM
Jason’s Deli
7455 N. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs (map)
(719) 302-0234

Meeting Dates

Mark you calendar

Programs are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, except for July and December.

November 19
December 08 – Holiday Party

January 21, 2020
February 18, 2020
March 24, 2020
April 21,2020

Vogle Canyon - A Renewed Dace, 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 Colorado State Historical Fund.

Perserving Cultural Heritage

This presentation was created by Brandon Ott. As an Eagle Scout 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 at the lower right corner of the video after starting the video.