Archaeologist to share discoveries at CU-Boulder

By Staff
Archaeologist to share discoveries at CU-Boulder

13th -century moccasin from the Promontory Caves.

Apachean languages, including Navajo, are today among the most widespread native languages in the United States, but the origin of Apachean-speaking communities has been shrouded in mystery — until now.

Jack Ives, executive director of the Institute of Prairie Archaeology and Landrex Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alberta, will give a public lecture on research that is revolutionizing the study of Apachean origins. The free talk will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Hale Sciences Building Room 270 at CU-Boulder.

His lecture, titled “The Ninth Clan—Exploring Apachean Origins in the Promontory Caves, Utah,” will discuss remarkably preserved remains from the Promontory caves and their continental-scale implications.

Ives is the Department of Anthropology Distinguished Lecturer in Archaeology for 2014-2015. His visit and lecture are made possible through the generous support of Western Cultural Resource Management. For more information, visit