The 2017 field season has finally come to an end! This season proved to be our busiest yet. We began the season near Taos, New Mexico, where we documented historic trails, Pueblo pithouses, and eighteenth-century camps. In June, PCRG and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science investigated the Magic Mountain site near Golden, Colorado. During the two-week project nearly 1,000 people toured the excavation and learned about the ancient history of the Denver basin. We headed to the San Luis Valley in July to carry out a survey, testing, and rock art recording project in conjunction with History Colorado's Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification (PAAC). The season wrapped up with three smaller projects, including a geophysical survey at the Molander State Historic Site in North Dakota, a historic trails survey in Colorado's San Luis Valley, and a testing project near Gardner, Colorado.
Our amazing, hardworking volunteers and research associates made this season such a huge success. In all, about 100 individuals contributed more than 440 days of their time to PCRG projects! We thank everyone for their contributions in 2017 and are looking forward to an even bigger 2018 field season.
Visit this page in late February to learn more about the 2018 field season and about how to participate.
There is no charge for participation and PCRG will provide all meals and field equipment. To learn more about PCRG research, please contact Research Director Mark Mitchell at Mark.Mitchell@Paleocultural.org, or call the lab at (303) 439-4098.
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