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Historical Archaeology Class in Loveland


Class Announcement

Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification (PAAC)

Class Subject: Historical Archaeology

Dates: Seven sessions: September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19 & 26

Times: 6:30 – 9:30 pm

NEW Location: 1714 Topaz Dr., Suite 135

Farmers Insurance District office – 2nd floor conference room

(Near the intersection of East Eisenhower Blvd and Boise Rd in Loveland , CO )

To register for the class send a check for $12, made payable to “Colorado Historical Society”. Mail to:


P O Box 270738

Fort Collins CO 80527

Registration deadline: September 4, 2010

Please include your telephone number and e-mail address. Registration confirmation will be sent by e-mail. We need a minimum of ten people to hold the class. The $12 fee covers all seven lecture sessions and course materials. No outside work is required. A final exam is optional unless the course is taken for college credit (contact me for information) or 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 class taken. Neither prior experience with archaeology nor membership in the Colorado Archaeological Society is required.

Course Description

The Historical Archaeology course offers important information on site types, a time framework for sites, and stresses the importance of research. Details on historical artifacts and materials are provided.

Course Outline

A) Introduction, philosophy & methods

B) Classification of historical sites; examples

C) Survey of Colorado history, 1540 – 1940 and its relationship to historical archaeology

Including historical American Indian groups; Spanish and American exploration; Trappers and traders; US Military; Mining; Railroads; Ranching; Logging; Water development; etc

D) Research orientation and sources

E) Information on historical artifacts and structures, such as…

Trade items; construction tools; building materials; Glass, metal, leather and ceramic artifacts, structures and buildings

More information on the Colorado Historical Society’s PAAC program can be found at:


Or call Dave Swinehart, PAAC Coordinator for the Northern Colorado Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society. 970-397-7589 dave@developingsolutions.biz

Dave Swinehart

Developing Solutions, Inc.



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