PAAC Lone Mesa 4

Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification

PAAC Class: Basic Site Surveying Techniques


This course is the basic introduction to the survey program. It discusses the history of archaeological survey, site identification, reading topographic maps, and field procedures. At least one half-day will be spent in the field putting to use the information discussed in class. The course is a necessity for anyone anticipating an active role in archaeological field work.

Wed Apr 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3 (6:30 pm to 9:00 pm)
Sat May 23 (8:00 am to 5:00 pm) (fieldwork practice)

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.