CAS - Grand Junction
Our location in western Colorado, just minutes from the Utah
state line, puts us in the center of a 13,000-year-old American Indian
habitation 'dig' site, rock art and ruins of many ages, history, culture and
remnants of the old west, many phases of mining from silver and gold to
Along with all this to see, study and help preserve, we have the experts in the field to give monthly presentations and be among the many to organize frequent field trips in this beautiful area.
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The Colorado Archaeological Society is a non-profit organization committed to the stewardship of archaeological resources in Colorado. We achieve this through public education, research, conservation, and enhanced opportunities for responsible participation in archaeology for interested individuals and organizations.
Provide a forum for lectures, discussions and other opportunities for people with similar interests in archeology to interact, share and learn.
Educate our members and the public about archeology, our rich cultural resources, and the preservation of those resources.
Act as responsible stewards of cultural and physical resources.
Provide Opportunities for members to do archeology as volunteers on professionally designed & managed projects.
"This group is filling a long vacant niche in the western Colorado outdoor community."
~Doug Van Etten
"Very impressive group of organizers, friendly, inclusive people."
"Good bunch of folks. Enthusiastic, caring, creative, terrific to be around!"
According to the Society for American Archeology:
Archaeology is the study of the ancient and recent human past through material remains. It is a subfield of anthropology, the study of all human culture. From million-year-old fossilized remains of our earliest human ancestors in Africa, to 20th century buildings in present-day New York City, archaeology analyzes the physical remains of the past in pursuit of a broad and comprehensive understanding of human culture.
Archaeology offers a unique perspective on human history and culture that has contributed greatly to our understanding of both the ancient and the recent past. Archaeology helps us understand not only where and when people lived on the earth, but also why and how they have lived, examining the changes and causes of changes that have occurred in human cultures over time, seeking patterns and explanations of patterns to explain everything from how and when people first came to inhabit the Americas, to the origins of agriculture and complex societies.
Unlike history, which relies primarily upon written records and documents to interpret great lives and events, archaeology allows us to delve far back into the time before written languages existed and to glimpse the lives of everyday people through analysis of things they made and left behind.
Archaeology is the only field of study that.... Read More Here