UCCS’ Arbogast leads off Garden of the Gods lecture series April 18 at CC

       Bill Arbogast, a research instructor in the UCCS Anthropology Department, will be the first speaker in the Decade of Discovery series - a symposium about the Garden of the Gods that will feature three presentations in all.
       Arbogast's lecture will be 7 p.m. Monday, April 18, at Slocum Commons on the Colorado College campus.
       The series is being organized and sponsored by the Garden of the Gods Foundation, as part of several “Summer of Celebration” events. commemorating the non-profit foundation's 10th anniversary.
       Admission is free, although a goal of the symposium is to raise money from the community for maintenance and improvements in the Garden of the Gods.
       The title of Arbogast's talk will be “Messages from the Ancestors: Archaeological Evidence of Human Occupation in the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak Region.”
       He was the state archaeologist of Wyoming before returning to Colorado Springs as an archaeology consultant and researcher for UCCS. According to Melissa Walker of the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, Arbogast served as a resource during the master plan process for the Garden of the Gods in the 1990s and “frequently assists with staff and volunteer training.”
       The other two speakers in the series will be Kirk Johnson, chief curator of paleontology, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, April 25; and Jim Ebersole, Biology Department co-chair at Colorado College, May 2.

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