EVENTS

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events for 2022

South Park Site Steward Training 2022 – May 21, 2022. Mountain Area Land Trust Sacramento Creek Ranch, Fairplay, CO.

July 9, 2022 – Archaeology Day at the Old Courthouse in Fairplay, open to the public.

June to July – Continuation of Re-Survey of existing monitored site for History Colorado.

Summer – Continuation of Paleobotanical Research Project

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Past Events

 

2021

Re-Survey of existing monitored site for History Colorado – September 2021. Under the direction of Dr. Susan Bender and Tom Lincoln, the fieldwork yielded: 677 Volunteer Steward Hours; 1500 Pieces of Lithic Debitage; 129 Formal Tool Types; 33 Features including culturally modified trees, cairns, pre and post horse stone circles; a thermal feature, linear and arc alignments; Extended the time frame for the site by at least 2000 years into the Paleoindian period

Paleobotanical Research Project – Summer of 2021. Stewards began the rigorous cataloging and preparation of soil samples taken from the house floors of a previously excavated archaeological site. What will the Paleobotanical analysis show?

 

Results will be forthcoming.

South Park Site Monitoring - 766 hours in monitoring & site visits

 

2020

History of South Park Archaeology - Dr. Susan Bender, Professor Emeritus, Skidmore College.  August 14, 2020.  Virtual Zoom Training.

Colorado Native Americans - Tom Lincoln, Consulting Archaeologist.  June 26, 2020.  Virtual Zoom training.

2019

South Park Site Steward Training 2019 - June 22-23, 2019. Mountain Area Land Trust Sacramento Creek Ranch, Fairplay, CO.

Lithic Identification Class - Rebecca Simonds, Assistant State Archeologist. June 23, 2019. Mountain Area Land Trust Sacramento Creek Ranch, Fairplay, CO.

Lithic Identification Class - Dr. Susan Bender, Professor Emeritus, Skidmore College.  July 13, 2019​. South Park Site Steward’s Office, Fairplay, CO.

State Reporting Requirements Class - Tom Lincoln, Consulting Archaeologist.  August, 2019. South Park Site Steward’s Office, Fairplay, CO.

Flint Knapping Demonstration -Tim Evans.  July 14, 2019. Fairplay, CO.

Talk and Tastings Wild Food Girl Presentation - Erica Davis.  September 7, 2019​. Fairplay Community Center (Fairbarn), Fairplay, CO.

Discovering South Park's Native American Past and Protecting this Heritage - Linda Carr. September 14, 2019. Presented at the Heritage Area Symposium. Fairplay County Building, Fairplay, CO.

Colorado Archaeology Society Annual Meeting - Lectures & Field Trips. October, 11 - 13, 2019.  Pueblo Community College, Pueblo, CO.

 

2018 

Colorado Preservation Inc. "Saving Places Conference" - Tarryall-Cline Ranch Award Colorado's Most Endangered Places Program. Denver, CO.

South Park Site Steward Annual Training 2018 - June 10-11, 2018. Beaver Ponds Environmental Education Center, Fairplay, CO.                                                                                  

South Park Geology Presentation - Bob Hicks. August 25, 2018. Fairplay Community Center Fairplay, CO. 

 Wild Dinner - August 25, 2018. Fairplay Community Center, Fairplay, CO. 

Culturally Modified Trees in South Park - Marilyn Martorano, Lecture & Field Trip. September 2018.

Paris Mill Visit - September 22, 2018.

Colorado Archaeology Society Annual Meeting - Lectures & Field Trips. October 21-23, 2018. Cortez, CO.

2017  

South Park Site Steward Annual Training 2017 - June 9-11, 2017. Beaver Ponds Environmental Education Center, Fairplay, CO.                                                                                  

The Archaeology of South Park - Michael Troyer, BLM archaeologist.  June 24th, 2017.  ​Fairplay Community Center (Fairbarn). Co-Sponsored with the South Park National Heritage Area.

Archaeology and South Parks Native American Heritage - Dr. Susan Bender. July 24th, 2017. Summit County, CO. 

Colorado Archaeology Society Annual Meeting - Lectures & Field Trips. October 27-29, 2017 at History Colorado, Denver, CO.

2016 

South Park Site Steward Training 2016.   June 25-26, 2016. Beaver Ponds Environmental Education Center, Fairplay, CO.                                                                                   

Colorado Archaeology Society Annual Meeting - Lectures & Field Trips. October 7 -10, 2016. Grand Junction, CO.

 

2015

​South Park Site Steward Training 2015.   July 12-13, 2015. Beaver Ponds Environmental Education Center, Fairplay, CO.