PAAC Lone Mesa

Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification

PAAC Class: Archaeological Laboratory Techniques

This course provides an overview of the purpose of an archaeological laboratory and the sequence for processing artifacts and other collected materials through a laboratory—including receiving, sorting, routing, cleaning, cataloging, conservation, analysis, reporting, and storage. 2.5 day class.

The Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification (PAAC) is a mutually beneficial educational program for avocational and professional archaeologists. Established in 1978 by the Colorado Archaeological Society (CAS) and the Office of the State Archaeologist of Colorado (OSAC), it allows CAS members and other citizens to obtain formally recognized levels of expertise outside of an academic degree program.  See course prerequisites.