PAAC Event Schedule

Please note: Since late 2016, the Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification (PAAC) has been going through changes to better serve the needs of the archaeological resources and the many stakeholders of those resources here in Colorado. The program will continue to progress in the coming months, there are a few updates of which to be aware:

“Field and Laboratory Photography” will no longer be a separate course. Content will be incorporated with “Archaeology Laboratory Techniques” and “Basic Site Surveying Techniques”. Stay tuned for updated curriculum.

“Perishable Materials” will eventually be split into multiple courses based on material type. Until new curriculum is available. The posted curriculum will be offered upon request.

New topics on the horizon: Project Archaeology; Geophysical Survey; Site Stewardship

If you are interested in helping update course, have suggestions for courses, or are interested in hosting a class, please contact Rebecca Simon at

Current Class Offering

Schedule for early 2019. All details subject to change.

Basic Site Surveying Techniques

Host: IPCAS - Boulder | Contact: Delane Mechling 303-319-0420
Date: Classroom: April 23, 25, 30, May 7, 10 (5:30 pm to 8:30 pm) | Field day: Saturday, May 4 (TBD)
Location: Classroom: Boulder Rural Fire Station, 6320 Lookout Road, Boulder, 80301 | Field: (TBD)


Rock Art Studies

Host: Grand Junction | Contact: Geoff Peterson 970 -250 -7402
Date: Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28
Location: Mesa State University


Geophysics and Remote Sensing

Host: San Juan Basin – Durango | Contact: Tish Varney 970-259-4099
Date: Friday, May 31 – Monday, June 3
Location: Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College