Heritage Center The Anasazi
Heritage Center is a museum of the Ancestral Puebloan (or Anasazi)
culture and other Native cultures in the Four Corners region.
Resources A link to the University
of Colorado, Colorado Springs anthropology department website.
Link to the famous archaeologist's
home page. Information on
the Gault site and other areas of interest.
for Desert Archaeology The Center for Desert
Archaeology, a private nonprofit organization, promotes the stewardship
of southwestern archaeology and historic resources in the American
Southwest and Mexican Northwest through active research, preservation,
and public education.
Colorado, the Colorado Historical Society The
mission of the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP)
is to help individuals, communities, and organizations to identify,
protect, and preserve the State's cultural resources and to foster
widespread appreciation of and respect for Colorado's cultural heritage.
Council of Professional Archaeologists
The Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists (CCPA) is a
community of people concerned with the preservation, recovery, and
interpretation of Colorados prehistoric and historic archaeological
Rock Art Association
On May 3, 2003, the Colorado Rock
Art Association (CRAA) was formed at the 5th annual Rock Art Conference
in Pueblo, CO
Canyon Archaeological Center
The Center is dedicated to understanding, teaching, and preserving
the rich history of the ancient Pueblo Indians who inhabited the
canyons and mesas of the American Southwest.
Analysis in Archaeology A web page by the Lanap
& Implant Center of Pennsylvania pertaining to archaeological
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Nestled
in southern Colorado, North America's tallest dunes rise over 750
feet high against the rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The wind-shaped
dunes glow beneath the rugged backdrop of the mountains. This geologic
wonderland, containing over 30 square miles of massive dunes, became
a national monument in 1932. With the passage of the Great Sand
Dunes National Park and Preserve Act, resources now also include
alpine lakes and tundra, six peaks over 13,000' in elevation, ancient
spruce and pine forests, large stands of aspen and cottonwood, grasslands,
and wetlands--all habitat for diverse wildlife and plant species.
Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society
The Hisatsinom Chapter is centered
at Cortez near Mesa Verde National Park, and among the many ruins
of the prehistoric Anasazi Culture.
Peaks Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society
Based in Boulder, Colorado, IPCAS
has been promoting and participating in Colorado Archaeology for
fourteen years. We organize a series of lectures, host tours, provide
volunteer opportunities, and publish a monthly newsletter, the Calumet
A great page of links to just about everything concerning lithics.
Archaelogical Society The Loveland Archaeological
Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization
that was incorporated in 1984 after over 40 years of existence as
an informal group in Loveland, Colorado.
Verde National Park Mesa
Verde, Spanish for "green table", offers an unparalleled
opportunity to see and experience a unique cultural and physical
landscape. The culture represented at Mesa Verde reflects more than
700 years of history. From approximately A.D. 600 through A.D. 1300
people lived and flourished in communities throughout the area,
eventually building elaborate stone villages in the sheltered alcoves
of the canyon walls. Today most people call these sheltered villages
"cliff dwellings". The cliff dwellings represent the last
75 to 100 years of occupation at Mesa Verde. In the late 1200s within
the span of one or two generations, they left their homes and moved
American Research and Preservation, Inc.
Our organization is made up of archaeologists, geologists,
historians, amateur archaeologists, and
interested persons wanting to help.
Pueblo Archaeology CenterOld
Pueblo Archaeology Center was incorporated in 1994 to conduct archaeological
and historical research and to provide the public with information
about the Southwest's prehistoric and modern cultures.
Old Spanish Trail Association
OSTA is dedicated to the study,
preservation and protection of the trail's historical integrity.
OSTA's purpose is to promote public awareness, encourage research,
work with local, state, and federal agencies, assist local chapter
formation, obtain National Historic Trail status, and recognize
the multicultural heritage of the trail. OSTA publishes a newsletter
twice per year for its members.
(Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification) The
Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification (PAAC) is designed
to be a mutually beneficial educational program for avocational
and professional archaeologists. It was established in 1978 by the
Colorado Archaeological Society (CAS)
and the Office
of the State Archaeologist of Colorado (OSAC).
It provides a means for CAS members and other citizens of Colorado
to obtain formally recognized levels of expertise outside of an
academic degree program. It also facilitates contributions by avocationalists
to public service and assistance in education, governmental management
of cultural resources, research, and the protection of archaeological
resources in Colorado.
Research Group PCRG
conducts scientific research and promotes public education in archaeology
and related disciplines in the Great Plains and adjacent regions.
PCRG brings together scientists, technical specialists, and other
interested individuals to carry out collaborative projects. Since
its inception in 1996, PCRG has grown to include more than 90 participating
and supporting members residing in two dozen states. Membership
in PCRG is open to the public.
A page of links to both online and
off-line Rock Art Organizations.
Grande National Forest
The Rio Grande National Forest (NF)
is 1.86 million acres located in southwestern Colorado and remains
one of the true undiscovered jewels of Colorado. The Continental
Divide runs for 236 miles along most of the western border of the
Forest. The Forest presents myriad ecosystems; from 7600-ft alpine
desert to over 14,300-ft in the majestic Sangre de Cristo Wilderness
on the eastern side. The Forest embraces the San Luis Valley, the
largest agricultural alpine valley in the world and includes all
or parts of four Wilderness Areas (South San Juan, Weminuche, La
Garita and Sangre de Cristo).
Grande County Museum and Cultural Center The
museum offers visitors a glimpse into the cultural and natural history
of the area from the Indians and Hispanic settlers, the mountain
men fur trappers and traders, to the later settlers who came in
search of land, freedom, gold, and silver.
Luis Valley Ecosystem Council The San Luis Valley
Ecosystem Council (SLVEC) is a non-profit organization whose mission
is to protect and restore - through research, education, and advocacy
- the biological diversity, ecosystems, and natural resources of
the Upper Rio Grande bioregion, balancing ecological values and
Luis Valley Museum Association An
area rich in history and natural beauty, the San Luis Valley of
South Central Colorado is home to no fewer than 14 museums, historical
societies, and cultural centers.
Luis Valley Public Lands Center The San Luis
Valley Public Land Center is composed of the Rio Grande National
Forest and the San Luis Valley Bureau of Land Management.
Institution Link to the Smithsonian
Institution's Web site.
Archaeology Archaeologists call
it "The Greater Southwest." The geographic boundaries
have never been precisely delineated, but an 'old saw' suggests
that the region runs from Durango Colorado to Durango Mexico, and
from Las Vegas Nevada to Las Vegas New Mexico. The archaeologists
of this region celebrate a diverse mix of people and their cultures,
the in-situ preservation of sites and artifacts, and the greater
scientific appreciation of these elements within their cultural,
biological and spatial contexts.
United States Rock Art Gallery
This page is devoted to Native American
Rock Art of the Southwestern United States. Currently, most images
on this page are from Utah. This will change as time permits.
Mountain Tribal Park Come experience
a trip back into time and learn a special Native American interpretation
of the culturally diverse homelands of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.
Spend time in our incomparable Ute Mountain Tribal Park with one
of our knowledgeable Native American Ute tour guides. Guides interpret
Ute* Indian History, Ute pictographs, geological land formations,
and Ancestral Pueblo* petroglyphs, artifacts and dwellings.