Next Meetup

CAS Annual Statewide Conference - in Cortez this year (was in GJ 2016)
The Colorado Archaeological Society’s annual conference will be September 21-23, 2018 in Cortez, Colorado. This link will lead you toward the online (or paper) registration. Conference speakers include: * Mark Stiger ( CO Western University, spoke at CAS-GJ w/in past year) * Mark Varien (Speaker for CAS-GJ September 2018 meeting) * Susan Ryan * Jay Willian * Grant Coffey * Shanna Diederichs * Kristin Kuckelman They will speak on a variety of topics of interest to professional and avocational archaeologists and students. The banquet speaker is Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk a member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Towaoc, Colorado, who will talk about Indigenous Living Knowledge. Field Trips will go to: * Ute Mountain Tribal Park sites * Haynie Site * Mitchell Springs site * Square Tower House in Mesa Verde National Park (FULL) For Field Trip information, go to To sign up for field trip(s), please send an email to [masked] and include your name(s) and the field trip(s) you are interested in. NOTE: You can attend the Friday field trip and one of the Sunday field trips. IMPORTANT for Field Trips: Your name will not be added to the field trip participant list until you have registered for the conference, either online or with a paper form by mail. You cannot do a field trip only.

Elk's Lodge

2100 North Dolores Rd · Cortez, co

What we're about

Welcome to the meetup page/ calendar for the Grand Junction chapter ( of the 80+ year old Colorado Archaeological Society. This site we use mostly for the calendar function. To learn more about our chapter &/or to become a dues-paying member please visit .

We are one of 11 local chapters of the Colorado Archaeological Society (

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, many phases of mining from silver and gold to uranium.

Along with all this to see, study and help preserve, we have access to private company, government and academic archaeologists to give monthly presentations. Among our members, many have the desire to share what they know in the form of frequent field trips.

With a past president of our chapter working as a librarian, it might be easy to guess that we have a Book Club. This is an informal group that meets most months at a downtown bookstore to discuss a book of arcaeological signifigance. We have occasionally been able to have the author join us for the book discussion.

You need to be a dues-paying member of our chapter to participate in field trips. Click this link ( reach our membership page where you can join online or print a membership form and join that way.

We look forward to seeing you soon at a meeting, book club or a field trip.

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