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The Colorado Archaeological Society is a private, non-profit organization established in 1935, and currently includes 9 chapters located throughout the state, one of which is the Grand Junction Chapter. The membership is comprised of avocationalists, students, and professionals interested in archaeology as well as the discovery, documentation, and protection of Colorado’s historic and prehistoric cultural resources.

Membership is open to any person interested in archaeology.

Membership Benefits include:

  • Monthly meetings with lectures by noted professional and avocational archaeologists.

  • Quarterly newsletter filled with articles, upcoming events, and volunteer opportunities. Issued by email with links to regional events.

  • The renowned CAS quarterly journal, Southwestern Lore.​

  • Field trips to sites around Colorado and the western U.S.

  • Opportunities to participate in professionally supervised archaeological projects.

  • Volunteer work trips and service projects.

  • CAS Annual meetings (hosted by different chapters around the state).

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

  • Camaraderie with other avocationalists, students, and professionals interested in archaeology and cultural preservation issues.

Online Membership Application Process

Membership in the Grand Junction Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society is done through the CAS membership portal.  As you complete the online membership form, you will be selecting the Grand Junction Chapter as the primary chapter to join.  While doing so you may optionally select and join a Secondary Chapter at a lesser membership fee.  (To assist you in choosing a Secondary Chapter to join, please visit our State CAS website which includes a map and description of the other Chapters.) 

Mail in Membership Application Process

You can also download and print the membership form here, and send it in along with a check for your membership fee to: CAS-GJ, PO Box 4853, Grand Junction, CO 81502.

Membership Levels and Annual Dues

  • Individual Level - $32

  • Family Level - $40 

  • Student - $16

  • Secondary Individual membership - $16

  • Secondary Family membership - $20

Membership Renewal Process

Existing members will receive an email about a month ahead of their renewal date from the Society with instructions on the membership renewal process.

Should you have any questions regarding the above, please reach out to us through our Contact Us form


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