Have you ever wondered what the regular folks were doing when the important kings and priests were building pyramids and carving stelae in ancient MesoAmerica? On Oct. 17, the public is invited to hear archaeologist David Hyde share insights about the non-urban, non-elite Maya culture at the Colorado Archaeological Society, Chipeta Chapter meeting.
Back in September 2016, DCI staff writer Tamie Meck reported on a significant archeological site that was being excavated in cliffs above the north shore of the Gunnison River. (See Sept. 6, 2016, issue of the DCI.) The site, known as Eagle Rock Shelter, had been known to scientists for years but it wasn't explored in detail because it was considered heavily vandalized.
On Wednesday, Feb. 21, the Colorado Archaeological Society Chipeta Chapter will have its second annual members' potpourri meeting where chapter members will present short illustrated talks about their own adventures.
Thousands of years ago, some of the earliest humans known to inhabit North America found shelter on a ledge by what is now known as the Gunnison River. The southeastern exposure of the rock overhang offered not only shelter from rain, snow and wind, but cool shade in summer, warm sunshine in winter, and unlimited plant food, fish and game.
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