Water is Life: Water Histories and Archaeology in the San Luis Valley

Angie Krall

7:00 p.m. on Wednesday

February 22, 2012

Room 130 of Porter Hall

Adams State College



The talk will be given by Angie Krall who is currently the Heritage Program Manager for the Rio Grande National Forest and San Luis Valley Field Office of the BLM. Originally from Pueblo, CO, she obtained a B.A. degree in Anthropology, with a minor in Southwest Studies from the Colorado College in 1992 and a M.A. degree in Applied Archaeology from Northern Arizona University in 2000. Most of her 20 year archaeological career has been spent working as a Forest Service archaeologist and wild land firefighter on the Medicine Bow-Routt, Arapaho-Roosevelt, Shoshone, Bighorn, Tahoe, Ashley and the Santa Fe National Forests. For six years, she ran the Ute Conservation Corps and the Tribal Conservation Corps, both non-profit job training and conservation programs for indigenous youth from the Northern Ute, Arapaho and Shoshone Tribes. She has also worked as a consultant for Anthropological Research L.L.C. in New Mexico and Arizona conducting traditional cultural properties investigations with the Hopi, Acoma, Laguna, Yavapai and Western Apache Tribes. She currently serves as adjunct faculty with the Alpine Campus of the Colorado Mountain College for various Outdoor Education classes including Southwest Field Exploration focused in southeastern Utah. She also is currently the chair of the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust. The talk will explore the human relationship with water through time and how water has shaped the archaeology of the San Luis Valley and its public lands.

This lecture will be held in room 130, Porter Hall beginning at 7:00 pm. The program is free, and everyone is invited to attend.

The Colorado Field Institute is a nonprofit corporation organized in 2005 to promote greater stewardship of the natural and cultural resources within the San Luis Valley. For more information, call (719) 378 6384, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit WWW.COLORADOFIELDINSTITUTE.ORG

The Institute's partners include Rio Grande National Forest & SLV BLM, San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuges Complex, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, the Nature Conservancy’s Medano/Zapata Ranch, SLV Heritage Tourism Group, and Los Caminos Antiguos.