PAAC Event Schedule

January - June 2018

Dates for all courses are tentative and subject to change.  Please contact your Local Coordinator for details.

Prehistoric Ceramic Description and Analysis

Location: Grand Junction (Colorado Mesa University)
Dates: February 3-4, 2018
Host: Grand Junction
To sign up, contact: Geoff Peterson

Site Form Workshop

Location: Paleocultural Research Group (PCRG) Lab, 585 Burbank St. Unit A, Broomfield 80020
Dates: February 24, 2018 (10 AM-4 PM, includes lunch)
Host: PCRG/ History Colorado
To sign up: This class is now full. Contact Chris Johnston if you want to be placed on a wait list.
In this workshop we will cover the basics of the Colorado OAHP Site Form series, including: purpose of the forms, what different fields mean and why they are recorded, how to transfer field data to site forms, how to make site sketch maps by converting GPS data to a GIS (geographic information system), and how to select the most appropriate photos, among other topics.  We will be using data collected during the PCRG-PAAC survey completed this past summer in the Rio Grande Natural Area for this workshop.  Participants looking to record sites for a PAAC Surveyor Certificate can use this course and the data to jumpstart that process (talk with Chris for more info).
There is a class limit of 12 people.  Please only sign up if you know you will make it!

Archaeological Dating Methods

Location: Denver (History Colorado Center)
Dates: Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2018 (6:30-9:30 pm)
Host: Denver CAS/History Colorado
Contact: Chris Johnston
Click here to sign up.

Historical Archaeology*

Location: Fountain (Fountain Library)
Dates: March 24-25, 2018
Host: Pikes Peak CAS (Colorado Springs)
To sign up, contact: Jerry Rhodes
*This class will follow a slightly different curriculum than previous classes of the same title and will be taught by Dr. Holly Norton, State Archaeologist of Colorado. The class will incorporate a significant lab component for hands-on training in historical materials analysis. Those who have previously completed this class are encouraged to sign up.

Perishable Materials

Location: Dolores (Canyon of the Ancients National Monument Visitors Center)
Dates: April 28-29, 2018
Host: Hisatsinom CAS (Cortez)
To sign up, contact: Tom Pittenger

Colorado Archaeology

Location: Alma (Alma Town Hall, outside of Fairplay)
Dates: May 19-20, 2018
Host: South Park Site Stewards
Contact: Linda Carr or Chris Johnston
Click here to sign up

PAAC Site Stewardship Training

Location: Boulder
Dates: TBD (April/May, tentatively)
Host: City of Boulder Mountain Parks and Open Space, IPCAS, and History Colorado
Contact: Chris Johnston
**More info will be released when it becomes available

PAAC Site Stewardship Training

Location: Monte Vista
Dates: TBD (April/May, tentatively)
Host: San Luis Valley BLM, Rio Grande National Forest, San Luis Valley Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, and History Colorado
Contact: Chris Johnston
**More info will be released when it becomes available