- Lecture- Brian Yaquinto-
November 7, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society
“Rediscovering the Fremont of Northwest Colorado”
This event is free to the public, a $5 donation is appreciated at the door.
Seating is limited, first come first serve.
Archaeologists first studied and named the Fremont culture along the Fremont River in South Central Utah and have since traced it through much of the Green and Colorado River drainages into northwest Colorado. Gilbert Wenger’s 1956 thesis study constitutes one of the earliest research endeavors on Fremont granaries and habitation sites in northwest Colorado. Since Wegner, very little research on Fremont culture has been completed in this region until recent efforts by the Bureau of Land Management White River Field Office located in Meeker, Colorado. This presentation will highlight fieldwork carried out by the BLM WRFO in 2012, 2015, and 2016, which included an archaeological field school through Colorado State University in the summer of 2016. The outcomes from these efforts have greatly contributed to the understanding of Fremont culture in NW Colorado, including producing some unexpected results.
Venue: Sunflower Theatre
Located in the historic Basin Industrial Bank building adjacent to the KSJD radio studios in downtown Cortez, Colorado.