Field Trips

Field trip registration is first come, first served. More information and registration for these field trips is forthcoming.

PAAC Illustration Workshop – Friday, October 27th

This workshop is led by Dr. E. Steve Cassells, and can be found on the History Colorado website.

Lamb Springs Tour – Friday, October 27th

Place: Roxborough Library, 8357 N Rampart Range Rd #200, Littleton, CO

The Lamb Spring Archaeological Preserve is an important Paleo-Indian archaeological preserve just south of Chatfield State Park. Remains of extinct species of Columbian mammoths, camel, horse, and buffalo have been excavated from this prehistoric hunting site. Butchered mammoth remains have been dated older than 15,000 years ago (calibrated C14 years). Cody Paleo-Indian culture artifacts have been dated to about 10,000 years ago. For more information, please see lambspring.org.

The Tour is lead by Jack C. Warner, lifelong student of the archaeology and anthropology of early humans. He has a particular interest in the early people in the Americas. Jack is active in archaeological fieldwork: survey, digs, lab artifact curation, analysis, talks, and publication involving prehistoric human occupation in the areas of the Colorado Front Range and Southwestern Colorado. Jack gives talks and tours relating to Denver Basin prehistoric archaeology, including at the Lamb Spring Archaeological Preserve, a 10,000+ year-old Paleo-Indian site with many extinct mammoth and bison remains, where he is the Lead Docent. Jack is a Past President and an active Director of the Colorado Archaeological Society, and is the Archaeology Chairman of the Ken-Caryl Ranch Historical Society. He has visited archaeological sites in all six of the permanently inhabited continents of the Earth. He is a member of the Center for the Study of the First Americans, and The Archaeological Conservancy. Jack is the author of the book EAGLES AND LIONS OF LAND AND SEA, which documents the places in the world he has found the most interesting, and why. Jack received his Master of Science degree from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Behind the scenes at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Place: Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO

Behind the scenes at History Colorado: the Whetherill Collection

Place: History Colorado, 1200 N Broadway, Denver, CO

History Colorado’s first and most significant archaeological collections is the Wetherill Collection. The comprehensive collection consists of close to 1,300 ceramic vessels, baskets, textiles, sandals, stone, bone, and wooden implements, ornaments, and more.