Colorado State professor to speak at archaeology symposium

Clarissa Davies

Colorado State University archaeology professor Dr. Jason LaBelle will be speaking at a symposium titled Lindenmeier: Ancient Lives, Ancient Dreams on Sunday through Wednesday.

The symposium is celebrating the discovery of North America’s largest Paleo-Indian Folsom archaeological site.


According to the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, the educational symposium is a gathering of researchers and Folsom-era archaeologists.

Lindenmeier is an archaeologist site located in Larimer County at the Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, and, according to the City of Fort Collins, is a National Historic Landmark. It has also been an important site in understanding the lives of prehistoric American Indians, and it is the most extensive Folsom-era campsite that has been found so far.

The symposium is hosted by the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department and the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, and will feature workshops, symposium sessions, speakers from universities around the country, and a field trip to the Lindenmeier site.

The event will take place on Oct. 19-22 at the Northside Aztlan Community Center and the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Tickets and registration are available online.

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