Programs

The Northern Colorado Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society meets on the 2nd Weds of each month (unless otherwise noted). Programs are being scheduled for the summer. Board Meetings are the 2nd Weds of each month at 5pm (Before our program evening, unless otherwise noted).

Medical Center of the Rockies

2500 Rocky Mountain Avenue, Loveland,  Colorado  80538 Arapahoe Peak/Mount Meeker

It is handicap accessible.

All programs are free and open to the public.


September Meeting

When: Wednesday,   September 12, 2018

Where: Medical Center of the Rockies Room: Arapahoe Peak/Mount Meeker

Time: Business meeting, 6:30 pm

Program, 7 pm

Speaker: Kimball Banks

DAMMED IF WE DO AND DAMMED IF WE DON’T: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE RIVER

BASIN SURVEYS AND THE INTERAGENCY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SALVAGE PROGRAM

By Kimball M. Banks, Metcalf Archaeological Consultants, Inc.

In 1944, Congress passed the Flood Control Act, which authorized the construction of a system of levees and dikes, dams and

reservoirs, facilities for the generation and transmission of hydropower, and irrigation projects throughout the United States.

Through lobbying efforts of the archaeological community, passage had the unintended consequence of establishing the Smithsonian

Institution River Basin Surveys and the Interagency Archeological Salvage Program. These programs were the longest lasting and most

extensive archaeological program undertaken in the United States, lasting as they did from the mid 1940s to the mid 1960s. They

sponsored projects across the country, with the biggest impact being in the upper Missouri River basin. Fifty years have passed since the

heyday of these programs, yet their impact is still felt today. Both shaped and continue to shape the future of American archaeology.

Perhaps, though, the biggest impact was on the generation of archaeologists who participated in the programs, many of whom

trained today’s archaeologists, including the author, and have retired or passed away. This presentation is for them.

Dr. Kimball Banks has almost 40 years of experience in cultural resource management; 26 in the federal sector

and the rest in the private sector or university setting. He received his PhD in archaeology from Southern

Methodist University in 1984 and has conducted fieldwork in the Northern Plains, the Southwest,

Texas, the Southeast, and California, along with Egypt and Oman

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Agenda:

6:30 PM

  • Membership Meeting

7:00 PM

  • Program

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