The Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification (PAAC) is a joint program of the Office of the State Archaeologist of Colorado.

PAAC allows CAS members and Colorado citizen to obtain formally recognized levels of expertise and training through History Colorado.

See the PAAC website for more information and details on class schedules.

PAAC Class: Fort Collins

Date: Every Tuesday from October 22nd-November 19th and December 3rd, 2019
Time: 6:30PM-9:30PM
Location: Colorado State University, Clark A26
Instructor: Becca Simon, Assistant State Archaeologist
Contact: Dave Swinehart,
Cost: $20.00

Overview: This course provides a general overview of the field of rock art. It offers information on a variety of rock art recording techniques, current research in conservation and interpretation of rock imagery, and a synopsis of styles documented in Colorado. This course can be applied toward the requirements of an independent study certificate within the Specialty Surveyor module. It will be of value to all those interested in broadening their knowledge of Colorado’s cultural heritage. 


To register for the class, send a check for $20.00, made payable to “History Colorado”. Please include your telephone number and e-mail address. Mail to: 

PO Box 271513
Fort Collins CO 80527

Registration confirmation will be sent by e-mail. A minimum of ten registered individuals are necessary to hold the class. The fee covers all lecture sessions and course materials. No outside work required. A final exam is optional unless the course is taken as part of the PAAC certification program. 

Class participants must be at least fifteen years old and sign the PAAC Code of Ethics starting with the second course taken. Neither prior experience with archaeology nor membership in the Colorado Archaeological Society is required. 

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