The Indian Peaks Chapter, Colorado Archaeological Society (IPCAS) has been promoting and participating in Colorado Archaeology for over 25 years. Originally the Lyons Chapter of CAS, founded in 1982, the Indian Peaks Chapter was chartered in March 1990. The chapter began archaeological programming in January 1983 and has continued to organize a series of lectures, host field trips, provide volunteer opportunities, and publish a monthly newsletter – The Calumet, ever since.
We sponsor ten lectures per year on a variety of topics ranging from edible wild foods to Pleistocene bone assemblages. Lectures are free and open to the public. View upcoming lectures.
Each summer we make available to Colorado Archaeologists hundreds of hours of our skilled volunteer labor, on projects such as Caribou Lake, Devil’s Thumb, Pawnee Grasslands, Comanche Creek and many others, run by a wide variety of institutions, agencies and individuals.
We sponsor PAAC Archaeology classes run by the state Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation. View information on PAAC classes.
Members go on field trips to a wide variety of places including Rocky Mountain National Park, Chaco Canyon, Lamb Springs Preserve, the Lindenmeier Site, and History Colorado.
To enjoy our full benefits, become a member. View membership information.
CAS has recently completed a draft Long Range Plan. Members are invited to review the draft and submit comments to Rosi Dennett via email by May 15.
Come join us for the IPCAS Annual Picnic on June 9th from 1-4:00 at Betasso Preserve! Bring your A-game for atlatl throwing! RSVP to Gretchen Acharya.