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Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification (PAAC)

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Established in 1978 by the Colorado Archaeological Society and the Office of the State Archaeologist of Colorado, this program allows individuals to obtain formally recognized levels of expertise outside of an academic degree program. It facilitates avocational public service and the protection of archaeological resources in Colorado. PAAC complements, but does not replace, existing university and governmental training programs.

All participants in the program must be 15 years of age or older, agree to the PAAC Code of Ethics, and pay a non-refundable, nominal materials fee per course.

See the History Colorado - PAAC website for statewide information.

You can contact our Chipeta Chapter PAAC Coordinator to make suggestions or find more information about classes.

Dave Upchurch