Published: Oct. 28, 2020

Erin Baxter presents
Archaeology and Demography at Local Cemeteries

Wed. Oct. 28, 2020 @ 7pm MT via Zoom

Historic photo of family at gravesite

Columbia Cemetery, Boulder. Courtesy of the Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder Historical Society

Dr. Erin Baxter (CU Boulder/DMNS) will present the results of student research on local cemeteries undertaken as part of her popular course CLAS/ANTH 3119 Archaeology of Death as a co-sponsored lecture by Classics and the Archaeological Institute of America’s Boulder Society.

Abstract: Cemeteries and burial practices are a rich source of information about post-colonial societies in America, offering unique insights into early communities not easily gained through written records. This talk will explore the history, demographics and archaeology of Colorado cemeteries and share findings of CU-Boulder student-led research at the Colombia cemetery. In addition, the funerary art of the 19th century as preserved on tombstones and mausoleums will be explored, as will the origins of post-colonial death practices themselves. 

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