13 Feb 2015

Tuesday, Februrary 24th. Archaeological Investigations at the H.F. Barlow Homestead

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The Interpretive Association of Western Colorado (IAWC) announces their Winter Lecture Series  @ Bill Heddles Recreation Center located at 530 Gunnison River Drive, Delta, CO. 6:30 -7:30 PM.   The lectures are Free to the Public.  The IAWC is please to present the following lecture,

Tuesday, Februrary 24th.  Archaeological Investigations at the H.F. Barlow Homestead.  During the summer of 2014, archaeologists from Alpine Archaeological Consultants, Inc. and the USFS – Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests, with volunteers from the Colorado Archaeological Society – Chipeta Chapter, conducted an excavation at a historic homestead in the Uncompahgre National Forest.  The homestead was located on Iron Springs Mesa on the southern end of the Uncompahgre Plateau and was occupied between 1906 and 1930 by Henry F. and Mary Barlow and their family.  The excavations were supported by a Colorado State Historical Fund Grant administered by the Interpretive Association of Western Colorado and designed to address specific questions about the life of the Barlow family.  The presentation will discuss the results of the 2014 excavation, and will examine the influence that regional and national economic and social trends had on the family, and how those trends are seen in the archaeological record.

For more information please contact Chris Miller @ 970-640-7076 or go to www.interpcolorado.org