Field Trips and Activities

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

Field work – Summer 2018

Visit the links below to see about some exciting field work opportunities that are coming up for summer 2018, including two excavations at the Magic Mountain site in Golden. More info on Magic Mountain can also be found at the DMNS website.

The Impact of Chaco Archaeology: Past and Present

The ancient culture of Chaco Canyon is one of the vital touchstones that inform our knowledge and understanding of the ancient Pueblo world. And thanks to supporters like you, research being done by Crow Canyon archaeologists is helping to shed new light on the reach of Chaco culture in the Southwest.

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center will be presenting a symposium, “The Impact of Chaco Archaeology: Past and Present,” on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s Ricketson Auditorium. The symposium will cover the importance of Chaco Canyon and Aztec Ruins to ancestral and modern Pueblo people, and how Crow Canyon’s donor and participant—supported Northern Chaco Outliers Project is expanding our understanding of the spread and influence of Chacoan culture.

Featured speakers include Mark Varien, Ph.D., executive vice president of the Research Institute at Crow Canyon; Susan Ryan, Ph.D., director of archaeology at Crow Canyon; Erin Leigh Baxter, Ph.D., lecturer in the department of anthropology at the University of Colorado-Boulder; Steve Lekson, Ph.D., curator of archaeology at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History; and Theresa Pasqual, consultant with the Pueblo of Acoma in New Mexico. Seating is limited for this free symposium.

For more information and to reserve your spot, go to or call (800) 422-8975.