Updated: Oct 12, 2022
Spotlight on IAD Exhibits
History Colorado and
Emery Archaeological Lab
with Shawn Fausett & Becca Simon
A first-time exhibitor, the History Colorado Emery Archaeological Lab opened in 2020. Their current largest project is rehousing and analyzing orphan collections for the State repository, and they are seeking participants.
Shawn’s is also the History Colorado preparator, creating and maintaining exhibits for the museum. Think dynamite, brass, plexiglass, running water, vintage kitchen appliances ... wow! Come meet Shawn at the IAD Expo and learn about the opportunities he has for you.
You’ll learn more about Becca in next week’s blog: a lecturer as well as an exhibitor.
BLM Royal Gorge Field Office
with Alia Wallace
The BLM may be known more for recreational activities, but their Colorado cultural resource program manages five National Historic Landmarks and has 555 sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Alia Wallace, a returning Expo exhibitor, is an archaeologist in the Royal Gorge Field Office, head-quartered in Canon City. She is excited to share her new teaching collection at the IAD Expo this year.
Alia has a long-standing passion for cultural preservation, authoring Engaging Visitors: Developing Presentation as a Tool for Site Preservation at Pompeii while a PhD candidate at the University College London Institute of Archaeology.
Spotlight on IAD Sponsor: Sterling Ranch
Sterling Ranch has been a long-time sponsor of IAD and no wonder: their motto is “Living in Harmony, Rooted in Nature”. They strive to be a model of sustainability and futuristic living, with innovations in infrastructure, land and water management. Harold Smethills, multi-generation Coloradan, is the founder and CEO. He is an active director of the Lamb Spring Archaeological Preserve and a protector of the Scott Spring site (5DA120) on his Sterling Ranch property. He serves on several local boards and committees. We are incredibly grateful for Harold and his family’s support of local archaeology.
Behind the Scenes
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Resource Stewardship is hosting the IAD Expo this year, providing matching funds for the State Historical Fund grant described a few weeks ago. Within CPW, the resource stewardship team works to protect wildlife, natural features, and cultural resources in each of Colorado's state parks for generations to come. Matt Schulz, Resource Stewardship Program Manager, is managing the IAD project and Dr. Rachel Egan, Term Archaeologist, is an indispensable member of the IAD 2022 Committee.