Preserve

Office of the State Archaeologist

The State Archaeologist's duties and responsibilities include the investigation of impacts to archaeological resources and response to questions for technical and administrative assistance.

The staff also provides guidance relating to the identification, documentation, and protection of archaeological resources.  These responsibilities are enumerated in state rather than in federal statutes and include the issuance of permits for archaeological and paleontological work on nonfederal lands in the state.  Under state law, the State Archaeologist responds to the discovery of unmarked human burials.  The staff works with citizens to resolve potentially conflicting concerns between development, scientific research, and respectful treatment.

Holly Norton
State Archaeologist/Deputy SHPO - Archaeology/Director of the Office of Archaeology & Historic Preservation 
303-866-2736 
holly.norton@state.co.us

Todd McMahon
Staff Archaeologist / State Curation Coordinator 
303-866-4607 
todd.mcmahon@state.co.us

Rebecca Simon
Assistant State Archaeologist/State PAAC Coordinator 
303-866-4671 
rebecca.simon@state.co.us