International Archaeology Day Expo
Join us in celebrating International Archaeology Day by attending a free expo to learn, explore, and experience archaeology first hand. Meet professional and avocational archaeologists from around the state as they demonstrate, discuss, and bring to life the cultures of the past. Start at the Expo at Roxborough Intermediate School to pick up an event schedule which includes information and directions to the off-site activities. Food trucks will be on site from 11am-3pm. Food trucks include Pink Tank, The Grilled Cheese Cart, and Peak Pops.
Lecture Series 9 a.m. - Jack Warner: Ancient People of the Hogback and Foothills: Golden to Roxborough; 10:30 a.m. - Kevin Gilmore: A Short Prehistory of the Palmer Divide: Everything You Need to Know in an Hour or Your Money Back; Noon - Neil Hauser: The Blackfoot Cave Dig in SE Douglas County; 1:30 p.m. - Douglas Bamforth: Mahaffy Clovis Cache.
Booths and Demonstrations
Ancient Skills and Tool Manufacturing
Hands on Pottery
Artifact Show and Tell
Food processing: Mano and Metate
Archaic Snack Stand
Dig like an Archaeologist
Kids Arts and Crafts, Face Painting
Careers in Archaeology
Archaeology Tool Kit
EXPO and Lectures will be at Roxborough Intermediate School: 7370 Village Cir E, Roxborough, CO, 80125. (sign up for lectures on Eventbrite.)
Roxborough State Park Site Visit Walk and Talk at 11a.m. & 1 p.m. Hike with a Volunteer Naturalist and discover windows into past. Learn about cultures who used this land for shelter, substance, and protection. The Archaic and Woodland people were drawn to this place for the same reason we are today, for its beauty and location. Take a walk and discover how they lived and experience what life during that time may have been like. There is a $7 gate entrance fee at the park. No pets allowed in the park. Sign up on Eventbrite.
Patio: Archaeological artifacts from the park, pelts of animals used as food by the Archaic and Woodlands inhabitants and mammoth bones. There will also be: The Walk Through Time Poster Exhibit on the walkway up from the parking lot and an archeology exhibit inside the Visitor Center.
As of August 1, 2017, Roxborough State Park stopped selling water in plastic throwaway bottles to the public. We now sell a high-quality re-usable bottle for $8 each. There is filtered water for these bottles available at the visitor center. Please help us make this change a big success!