Next meeting
October 19th, 7:00 PM
** Free **

Program – A review of the archaeology of west-central Illinois with an emphasis on how research on subsistence has evolved over the last 50 years and the importance of food production to population growth and the rise of social complexity. (More)

Presenter – Dr. Michael Conner

Dr. Conner, who retired to Pueblo, is an emeritus Curator of Anthropology with the Illinois State Museum. He holds an M.A. and PhD. in anthropology from the University of Chicago. His career spanned 40 years of research and CRM archaeology at the Center for American Archeology in Kampsville, Illinois, the Center for Archaeological Research at Missouri State University, and the Dickson Mounds branch of the Illinois State Museum.

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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 Colorado State Historical Fund.

Preserving 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.