IPCAS Lectures

Join us for our lectures! All lectures are free and open to the public.  We welcome public participation. 


When: Thursday, September 7 at 7:00 pm
Where: CU Museum, Dinosaur Room
Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Jessica D. Hedgepeth Balkin – PhD Candidate – University of Colorado – Boulder
Title, Abstract & Bio Forthcoming…. 


When: Thursday, October 12 at 7:00 pm
Where: CU Museum, Dinosaur Room
Cost: Free and Open to the Public

John Wagner – University of Colorado – Denver
Economic Change and Trade among the Teuchitlán (Tentative)

Abstract: The Teuchitlán culture existed in the Tequila Valleys in Western Mexico during the Late Formative and
Early Classic periods (CA 300 BC – AD 400). The group is suspected to have had a trade connection to groups in
the Southwestern United States, as well as seafaring groups from coastal South America. I propose that a spatial
expansion of the culture into the surrounding hills around 200 AD also corresponds to an economic extension
from an agrarian base, towards one based on trade. This presentation examines the evidence of the shift towards
trade, the potential for a Southwestern U.S. connection, and future steps towards examining these possibilities.

Biography: I earned my archaeology MA from CU Denver in 2014. I completed my thesis on lithic production
in the prehistoric Teuchitlán culture of Western Mexico, and a CAS scholarship was instrumental to the success of
this project. I am currently seeking the source of independent wealth required for dissertation research on the
Teuchitlán economy.


When: Thursday, November 9 at 7:00 pm (IPCAS Annual Meeting)
Where: CU Museum, Dinosaur Room
Cost: Free and Open to the Public

SPEAKER – TBD
Title, Abstract, & Bio Forthcoming…


When: Thursday, December 14 at 7:00 pm (Tentative)
Where: CU Museum, Dinosaur Room (Tentative)
Cost: Members Only

IPCAS Annual Holiday Party & Quiz