CCA would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who attended our lecture at the Two Rascals Brewery in Montrose last week. BLM archaeologist, Glade Hadden, spoke about one of his favorite topics; the Eagle Rock Shelter, located in the Gunnison Gorge NCA. His talk covered the history of the site discovery, the artifacts found therein, and the history of human habitation in western Colorado. This lecture followed up on Glade’s successful Eagle Rock Shelter hike, which occurred on March 10th. 40 people from the community got out and listened to Glade speak passionately about the shelter that has occupied much of his professional career on the western slope.
This was Glade’s last lecture in his official capacity as a BLM employee. That’s right, Glade has retired from BLM! He has enjoyed a long and illustrious career with the Bureau of Land Management and has received fame and accolades for his work on the Eagle Rock Shelter, refuting the narrative of a Clovis culture following and killing herds of mammoths in favor of local bands of hunter-gatherers. In addition to his work on Eagle Rock, Glade has worked with other archaeologists to document the arrival of Numic peoples into the region based on rock art.
Glade also has a background in geology and has worked to document the paleontological resources of the Gunnison Gorge NCA. Most recently this includes describing the first dinosaur tracks to show evidence of dinosaur mating behavior.
Glade will still be active in the region, speaking and researching out of his new home in the Paradox Basin. Thank you for all your hard work on behalf of the NCAs and their irreplaceable resources over the years, Glade!