PAAC Schedule

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 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.

Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification (PAAC)

Class Subject: Historical Archaeology
Dates: February 23 and 24, 2019
Times: Saturday 9:00 – 5:00
Sunday 9:00 – 5:00
Tentative Location: Colorado State University Lory Student Center – Fort Collins
Instructor: Rebecca Simon, MA, RPA Assistant State Archaeologist; State PAAC Coordinator

To register for the class, send a check for $15, 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: Monday, February 18, 2019

Registration confirmation will be sent by e-mail. We need a minimum of ten people 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.
Class Information
Historical Archaeology is important for any prospective field worker. The course offers information on site types, a time
framework for sites, and stresses the importance of research. Details on historical artifacts and materials are provided.
This course is necessary in studying the complete cultural history of a region.

Class Outline Summary
– Classification of historical sites
– Survey of Colorado history
– Research orientation and research
– Information on historical artifacts and structures
(Complete outline available at:

More information on the PAAC program can be found at:

Or contact Dave Swinehart, PAAC Coordinator for the Northern Colorado Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society.