The Colorado Archaeological Society’s annual conference will be held on September 21-23, 2018 in Cortez, Colorado. Conference speakers, including Mark Stiger, Mark Varien, Susan Ryan, Jay Willian, Grant Coffey, Shanna Diederichs, and Kristin Kuckelman, 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 include Ute Mountain Tribal Park sites, the Haynie Site, the Mitchell Springs site, and Square Tower House in Mesa Verde National Park. For Field Trip information, go to

To sign up for field trip(s), please send an email to 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.


  • September 21 - 23, 2018
  • 2100 North Dolores Road
    Cortez, Colorado
    United States