Time to channel your inner Indiana Jones. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host the 11th annual International Archaeology Day celebration outside Roxborough Intermediate School on Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn, explore, and experience archaeology from professional and avocational archaeologists from around the state who will demonstrate, discuss and bring to life the cultures of Colorado’s past.
Experts at local sites (Roxborough State Park, Lamb Spring and Ken-Caryl Ranch Bradford House) will provide archaeological and historical tours.
Outdoor exhibits at the expo will feature hands-on activities, demonstrations, and interactive discussions.
Explore arts and crafts, musical lithophones (rocks), ancient foraging, tool manufacturing, pottery, artifacts from the area and food processing. Also careers in archaeology, local/state archaeology organizations, Columbian Mammoths, Ute STEM, archaic snacks, grinding on a metate and a kids archaeological dig.
While at the event, pick up a schedule for information and directions to the local site tours at Roxborough State Park, Lamb Spring and Ken-Caryl Ranch Bradford House.
Indoors activities at Roxborough Intermediate School (masks encouraged)
10 a.m. – Jack Warner: “Lamb Spring Archaeological Preserve: 60 years of Discovery and Research”
Noon – Rebecca Simon: “Archaeology for a Changing Colorado”
2 p.m. – Garrett Briggs: “A Ute Perspective: Until Forever Comes”
Roxborough State Park site visit – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Walk and Talk: Lecture on patio and a short hike at 10 a.m. & noon
Rox Ride at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Walk Through Time Poster Exhibit on the walkway
Archaeological artifacts on the patio
Leave No Trace on the patio
Archaeology exhibit and mammoth bones inside the Visitor Center.
NOTE: Programs, sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, are free; however, please remember that all vehicles entering Roxborough State Park must purchase a $10 daily pass or display a valid annual pass.
The first 20 children to visit the kids’ area get a prize.
Roxborough Intermediate School is at 7370 Village Circle East, Littleton.