Coming Up: Guest Speaker Park Archaeologist Adam Brinkman on “The Human History of Colorado National Monument”
The October club meeting will be held on Thursday October 13th 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Our guest speaker will be Colorado National Monument Park Archaeologist Adam Brinkman speaking on “The Human History of Colorado National Monument.”
Adam writes: “Humans have ranged across the Grand Valley for thousands of years. Archaeological evidence indicates that people hunted mammoth in the area since at least 11,500 BC. As they followed herds of mammoth, they also gathered local plant species. As the climate changed over time, the largest ice age animals died off and and people started to settle in smaller regions. The gathering of local plant species became more important as technologies were developed to process these food sources. By looking at people’s relationship with wild foods over time we can see larger scale changes in how people lived in the Grand Valley.”
Adam got his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and a master’s from University of Massachusetts in Boston. He has worked across the country over the years, from historic presidential homes in Virginia, to Alutiiq villages on the Alaskan Peninsula and been the Park Archaeologist at the Colorado National Monument for over two years.
We hope you can join us for what will be a fascinating presentation! At this meeting we will also have a plant raffle, a very short business meeting and a social hour. Guests are welcome.
We will meet as usual upstairs at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation (UUC), located at 536 Ouray Ave, Grand Junction 81501 (click here for map). The doors will be open at 6:00 pm.