PAAC Schedule

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

PAAC allows CAS members and other citizens to obtain formally recognized levels of expertise outside of an academic degree program.

Archaeological certification training (PAAC) is offered in conjunction with History Colorado.

See the PAAC web page on the History Colorado website for more information and the class schedule.

Course Subject: Perishable Materials
Dates: Tuesday evenings – Seven in a row: April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17
Times: 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Location: Medical Center of the Rockies (Near I 25 @ Eisenhower Blvd., Loveland)
Mount Audubon/Horsetooth meeting room – lower level

To register for the class send a check for $12, made payable to “History Colorado”.
Please include your telephone number and e-mail address.
Mail to:
P O Box 271513
Fort Collins CO 80527

Registration deadline: March 30, 2016

Registration confirmation will be sent by e-mail. We need a minimum of ten people to hold the class. The $12 fee covers all lecture sessions and course materials. No outside work required. A final exam is optional unless the course is taken for college credit (contact me for information) or 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 PAAC course taken. Neither prior experience with archaeology nor membership in the Colorado Archaeological Society is required.
Topic: Perishable Materials – Value of perishable materials, information on preservation, varieties of materials, tool classes.
More information on the Colorado Historical Society’s PAAC program can be found at:

Dave Swinehart, PAAC Coordinator for the Northern Colorado Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society. Cell: 970-397-7589 E-mail: