Who We Are

Grand Junction Archaeological Society is one of nine local chapters of the Colorado Archaeological Society (CAS). Our location in western Colorado, just minutes from the Utah state line, puts us in the center of a 13,000 year-old American Indian habitation ‘dig’ site, rock art and ruins of many ages, history, culture and remnants of the old west, and many phases of mining from silver and gold to uranium. Our Chapter consists of people who are interested in the archaeology and the early history of western Colorado and eastern Utah. Members are of all ages and backgrounds, some with extensive training in archaeology and others with more limited knowledge, but a strong desire to learn. Our Chapter has several objectives: to learn more about archaeology in general; to raise public awareness of our region’s significant archaeological and historical resources; and to draw attention to the hazards of vandalism to these unique cultural sites.

Mission Statement

The Colorado Archaeological Society is a non-profit organization committed to the stewardship of archaeological resources in Colorado. We achieve this through public education, research, conservation, and enhanced opportunities for responsible participation in archaeology for interested individuals and organizations.

Chapter Bylaws

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