Upcoming Lectures

IPCAS meets at the Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks Department “Hub” office at 2520 55th Street, Boulder. 



When: Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm 
Where: OSMP Hub, 2520 55th Street, Boulder
Cost: Free and Open to the Public


Living Landscapes in the Boulder Valley

Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana), a native fruit-bearing tree used for food and medicines


Join IPCAS for a guided walk and discussion of the lives of landscapes, focusing on the riparian/floodplain habitats of the confluence region of Boulder Creek and South Boulder Creek.  Potential avenues of discussion include (1) how agricultural practices mimic natural resource drivers of the past , (2) how vegetation restoration efforts consider landscape dynamics through time and (3) humans impacts in those landscape dynamics. We will cover some aspects of ethnobotany. The walk will be co-guided by Megan Bowes (City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks Restoration Ecologist) and Katy Waechter (Indian Peaks Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society President). 

Before the meeting, feel free to read up on impacts of historical agriculture (“The Rancher’s Code” from Charles F. Wilkinson) and this excerpt of Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass for a different understanding of restoration. 

Prior to the plant walk, we will discuss business from the April CAS Quarterly meeting, summer fieldwork opportunities and a proposed amendment to the IPCAS bylaws. 




When: Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm 
Where: OSMP Hub, 2520 55th Street, Boulder
Cost: Free and Open to the Public



April 2019: Ashleigh Knapp: Revisiting Little Sotol: the Story of a Long-Term Earth Oven Facility at the Southern Edge of the Great Plains

March 2019: Dr. Sarah Kurnick: History, Memories, and Social Change: Postclassic Maya Built Environments in the Northeast Yucatan Peninsula

February 2019: Rebecca L. SimonCreating an Accessible Legacy: How Public Outreach and Archaeological Education Further the Reach of Colorado Archaeology

January 2019:  Andrew Bair: Archaeological Geophysics: How They Work and Why You Should Care – An Irish Case Study

November 2018:  Dr. Adam Schneider: Leaving the Trenches: Utilizing Archaeological and Historical Evidence in Interdisciplinary Conflict Research

October 2018:  Dr. Holly K. Norton: Findings from the El Pueblo Archaeological Project

September 2018:  Marilyn A. Martorano: Did these ground stone artifacts play the first hard rock music? What we know about lithophones in Colorado


Is there a particular speaker that you would like to see? Email the IPCAS Vice President to suggest a speaker.