Children try their hand at grinding corn with a mano and metate.

Event

2018 International Archaeology Day Expo

Join us in celebrating International Archaeology Day by attending a free expo to learn, explore, and experience archaeology first hand. Meet professional and avocational archaeologists from around the state as they demonstrate, discuss, and bring to life the cultures of the past. Start at the Expo at Roxborough Intermediate School to pick up an event schedule which includes information and directions to the off-site activities. Food trucks will be on site from 11 AM.

Booths and Demonstrations

  • Lithophones
  • Ancient Skills and Tool Manufacturing
  • Hands on Pottery
  • Artifact Show and Tell
  • Food processing: Mano and Metate
  • Archaic Snack Stand
  • Dig like an Archaeologist
  • Kids Arts and Crafts, Face Painting
  • Careers in Archaeology
  • Archaeology Tool Kit

 

    Attendees listen to a speaker at the International Archaeology Day Expo.

    International Archaeology Day Expo lecture.

    Lecture Series

    Please sign up for lectures at eventbright.com through the links below.
    9:00 AM -- Jack Warner: Ancient People of the Hogback and Foothills: Golden to Roxborough
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    10:30 AM -- Kevin Gilmore: A Short Prehistory of the Palmer Divide: Everything You Need to Know in a Hour or Your Money Back
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    12:00 PM -- Neil Hauser: The Blackfoot Cave Dig in SE Douglas County
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    1:30 PM -- Douglas Bamforth: Mahaffy Clovis Cache
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    Site Visits

    (start at the Expo to pick up directions)

    Lamb Spring

    • Guided tours from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Atlatl demonstration at 10:00 AM, 11:30 PM and 1:00 PM

    Roxborough State Park

    • Walk & Talk Tours at 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM (Register for tour)
    • Walk Through Time Poster Show
    • Artifacts of the Park
    • Animals of the Archaic

    South Valley Park

    • Walk and Talk Tours at 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM
    Children participate in a mini "dig" at International Archaeology Day.

    Children participate in a mini "dig" at International Archaeology Day.

    Katie Arntzen of History Colorado and a visitor at Children participate in a mini "dig" at International Archaeology Day.

    A booth at the International Archaeology Day Expo.

    A girl trying out art at the International Archaeology Day Expo.

    Art at the International Archaeology Day Expo.

    International Archaeology Day Expo booth.

    International Archaeology Day Expo booth... with dinosaurs?