Field Trips and Activities

Visit this page monthly, for information about field trips, talks, tours, and other activities for CAS and the Denver Chapter.

Southwest Symposium

Pushing Boundaries
January 4-7, 2018

Boundaries are lines that make and mark spatial distinctions. Archaeologically, they are used to separate time periods as well. Being held for the first time in Denver, Colorado, January 4-7, 2018, the theme of the 16th Biennial Southwest Symposium is “Pushing Boundaries.” In it, we hope to push geographic, theoretical, temporal, practical, and conceptual boundaries.

In four invited paper sessions, the Symposium will explore 1) the formation and meaning of Bears Ears National Monument, 2) new research in chronology and chronometry, 3) Plains-Pueblo interactions, and 3) new developments in museum archaeology and collections-based research.

Abstracts for open poster sessions and lightening (i.e. 3 minute) round presentations will be accepted until November 1.

Pushing Boundaries we will include a (short) keynote address by Professor Steve Lekson of the University of Colorado at Boulder, optional and free training sessions to enhance your written and spoken science communication skills, and multiple opportunities for informal socializing and networking in a variety of settings, including free breakfasts, lunches, and receptions (alcohol included!).

For more information, visit the website.

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, (