Upcoming Lectures

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

From 55th Street, turn east on to Flatiron Parkway. Turn north at your first left. Head to the west end of the parking lot to access the OSMP Hub building. The entrance is on the east side of the building. 


NEXT MEETING:

 

When: Thursday, January 9, 2020 AT 7:00 pm
Where: OSMP Hub, 2520 55th Street, Boulder
Cost: Free & Open to the Public

 

Laura Vernon – Gender, Social Networks, and Labor Disputes: Household Archaeology at the Industrial Mine Camp

Industrial Mine during operation, image reproduction courtesy of L. Vernon

 

The Industrial Mine at Superior, operating from 1895 to 1945, was one of many coal mines situated within a region known as the Colorado Northern Coal fields. It is exceptional only in that it was one of the largest coal producers in the area and because it was the sole mine in the region with both a company town and company store. This presentation goes through the steps involved in the development of an archaeological excavation. The work presented here examines how camp housing structured the lives of women living at the Industrial Mine, as well as how women’s social networks may have played a role in creating the solidarity needed to fuel labor movements in the early half of the twentieth century. Archaeological investigation and oral histories highlight the ways in which women, through their daily lives, shaped life in camp housing and contributed to labor struggles. 


Laura Vernon is an archaeologist and Customer Support Manager at IDS Georadar. She travels the world collecting and analyzing ground-penetrating radar data at archaeological sites. Laura holds a masters degree in Anthropology from the University of Denver and bachelors degree from Oberlin College. When Laura isn’t traveling, she spends quality time with her dog, Astro. 

 



SCHEDULED LECTURES:

 

When: Thursday, February 13, 2020 AT 7:00 pm
Where: OSMP Hub, 2520 55th Street, Boulder
Cost: Free & Open to the Public

 


 

When: Thursday, March 12, 2020 AT 7:00 pm
Where: OSMP Hub, 2520 55th Street, Boulder
Cost: Free & Open to the Public

 

Carlton Gover 


 

When: Thursday, April 9, 2020 AT 7:00 pm
Where: OSMP Hub, 2520 55th Street, Boulder
Cost: Free & Open to the Public

 

Amelia Brackett – Boulder Apple Tree Project

 


 

RECENT LECTURES:

November 2019: Kaitlyn Davis: Pueblo Agricultural Adaptations to Socioeconomic Changes in New Mexico

October 2019: Dr. Scott OrtmanK’uuyemugeh—Archaeology and History of a Tewa Community in New Mexico

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


 

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