AIA Lecture: Archaeology and Demography of Local Cemeteries with Dr. Erin Baxter

Just in time for Halloween, this lively talk will explore the origins, art, history, demographics and archaeology of Colorado cemeteries and share findings of CU-Boulder student-led research at Boulder’s Colombia Cemetery. The history of funerary grounds, tombstones, graveyards, mausoleums, and other post-colonial burial practices will be explored, as will the origins of death practices themselves.


Erin Baxter is Acting Curator of Anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and a popular professor of CU’s Archaeology of Death (CLAS 3119), a fascinating insight into human history and culture in both the modern and ancient world. Erinearned her Ph.D. in Anthropology and a certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Photo: Columbia Cemetery, Boulder courtesy Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder Historical Society.

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Register with the gold button (above right) and we will email you a Zoom link on October 27.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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Nancy K

Nancy K left a positive review 10/27/2020

I used to go to my local cemetery every week. I loved it! Who would have know there was so much information there.....I used to love the photos of the ones passed.

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