Upcoming Lectures

Until further notice, all meetings will be held virtually.



When: Thursday, May 14, 2020 AT 7:00 pm
Where: Click here to access the Google Hangout session
Cost: Free & Open to the Public


Mouth of Boulder Canyon (Carnegie Library for Local History, Boulder)

History of Settler’s Park


Join Christian Driver, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks archaeologist, for the ongoing story of Settler’s Park, a popular recreation area in Boulder. In 2016, the Boulder City Council adopted Resolution 1190 (also known as Indigenous Peoples’ Day resolution) that declared the second Monday of October Indigenous Peoples’ Day and called for the renaming of the Settler’s Park site, located at the western end of Pearl Street. In support of the name change process, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Cultural Resources Program staff have been conducting historical research to learn more about the Settler’s Park area. Research topics include a historiography of the events involving the first party of Euro-Americans in the Boulder valley, an investigation of land-use in the area, and an evaluation of the area as a commemorative site.

Read more about Christian Driver



February 2020: Dr. Jason LaBelle: Of Hearth and Home: Investigating the Fossil Creek Site, an Early Ceramic Era Campsite in Larimer County, Colorado

January 2020:  Laura Vernon & Jenna Wheaton: Gender, Social Networks, and Labor Disputes: Household Archaeology at the Industrial Mine Camp

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


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