Artifacts and Specimen at Approved Museums and Repositories

Information for Students and Volunteers

As part of the Office of the State Archaeologist support for the curation partnership network, we facilitate a university collections internship program and offer volunteer training opportunities and assistance arrangements for state collections-care.

Volunteer training opportunities:

Information on the Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification (PAAC) laboratory class instruction can be found at this site HERE. (this class training is offered periodically, please check the PAAC schedule for details)

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Trained and experienced archaeology volunteers are currently needed for artifact analysis, data entry and re-housing at the History Colorado Center in Denver. General inquiries on this opportunity should first be directed to the Emery Archaeology Lab Coordinator, Shawn Fausett:


Internship opportunities working with State collections are generally regularly announced with History Colorado during the Spring and Fall semesters.

Looking for research ideas on thesis or capstone projects?

This is a suggested list of State collections that may assist you on choosing a State collection that may need re-analysis and re-housing as part of a thesis or capstone project:

This is a list of archaeological and paleontological sites with state held-in-trust collections and the name of the corresponding repository or repositories: (Please note: This list is not comprehensive and will be updated periodically. Please let us know of errors and omissions with State collections. The Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP) also tracks some private and some Federal collection repository information which is not reflected in this list. If you are seeking the repository location of any non-State collections you should make an inquiry using OAHP's database and site file records.)