About the Pikes Peak Chapter/Colorado Archaeological Society

Who is PPC/CAS? We are a group of people who care about archaeology, anthropology, and history. While some of our members are professional archaeologists or historians, many of us are amateurs who are eager to expand our knowledge. In fact, we love to learn – and we love to explore!

A bit of background...

The Colorado Archaeological Society (CAS) was founded in 1935 by C.T. Hurst of Gunnison. Today, CAS has several chapters statewide, including the Pikes Peak Chapter (PPC), which was chartered in 1983.

At a local and statewide level, our organization seeks to:

  • Share skills, experience, knowledge and expertise with others.
  • Encourage protection of archaeological resources.
  • Stimulate research in archaeology.
  • Adhere to the CAS Code of Ethics.

CAS offers the following member benefits:

  • The Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification (PAAC) including classroom and field learning opportunities.
  • Volunteer opportunities for field experience in excavation and survey (to locate and record sites).
  • Laboratory training and workshops to analyze, describe, and catalog artifacts.
  • The quarterly journal (Southwestern Lore) and quarterly newsletter (CAS Surveyor).
  • An annual convention held in various locations in Colorado, often paired with local field trips.

More about our chapter: Pikes Peak Chapter/CAS

Chartered in 1983, our chapter recently celebrated its 35th anniversary! We welcome anyone who is interested in archaeology, anthropology, and history. Note that membership in the Pikes Peak Chapter is concurrent with membership in the Colorado Archaeological Society.

We are a volunteer-led organization offering a wide variety of activities and benefits for our members, including:

Monthly programs with guest speakers presenting on a topic related to history or archaeology
Field trips to museums, special exhibits, and historic or prehistoric sites
Annual Chapter Picnic and Holiday Dinner
Monthly chapter newsletter

Join us!

Our monthly programs are held on the third Tuesday of each month, except July and December. Each program begins at 7:00 pm with a brief business to discuss field trips and other pertinent information, followed by the featured presentation. Plan to stay a few minutes after the presentation to enjoy refreshments and socializing.

Click HERE to join the Pikes Peak Chapter/Colorado Archaeological Society.

Click HERE to learn about our upcoming program, which is free to the public.