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PAAC CLASSES – Denver Chapter, 2017

The winter PAAC Lab certification classes will be held at the El Pueblo Museum in Pueblo. The lab will occur on Wednesdays, from 10 AM to 4:30 PM, beginning in late February or early March. Volunteers will be working with two students from CSU-Pueblo who are completing and internship related to their studies in anthropology. Volunteers will be working on cataloging, analyzing, and curating an extensive historical artifact collection from excavations at the site by the late Dr. William Buckles. If you have and interest in this class please contact Chris Johnston, Assistant State Archaeologist, (

The PAAC summer training survey is slated for July 2017. This summer we are partnering with Paleocultural Research Group (PCRG) to do an intensive survey, testing and rock art recording project in the San Luis Valley. Participants will have the opportunity to get experience conducting survey and testing, recording and documenting sites, and working with volunteers and professionals from across the state. The Valley has a rich archaeological past, spanning from Clovis to Hispanic settlement and farming and ranching; we are very excited about this partnership and look forward to you joining us. A field camp location is being explored in or near Antonito and details will become available soon. Participants will be provided tent camping accommodations during each project session and all meals will be provided. There will be two sessions: one from July 8-15 (arrive the afternoon of the 7th), and one from July 20-27 (arrive afternoon of the 19th). More details will be announced soon but if you know you are already interested please contact Chris Johnston, Assistant State Archaeologist, (

Cherokee Ranch Survey

Dates for summer survey’s at Cherokee Ranch are as follows. Contact Reid Farmer for more information and to RSVP.

  • June 26 – July 1
  • July 17 – July 22
  • July 31 – August 5