About Us

The Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists (CCPA) is a community of people concerned with the  preservation, recovery, and interpretation of Colorado’s prehistoric and historic archaeological resources.

Our members include federal and state agency archaeologists, private archaeological contractors,  college professors, and students. We welcome new members who are interested in furthering the CCPA’s goals.

Mission Statement

The Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists is a non-profit, voluntary association that exists for the purpose of maintaining and promoting the goals of professional archaeology in the State of Colorado. These goals include:

  • establishing and promoting high standards of archaeological research, reporting and management
  • establishing and promoting a mechanism to represent professional archaeological interests in political and public forums
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  • establishing and promoting a mechanism for communication within the archaeological community
  • promoting public education and interest in the fields of archaeology and cultural resources management
  • providing Council input to the Office of the State Archaeologist of Colorado
  • demonstrating concern for the archaeology of Colorado
  • establishing and promoting open communication and cooperation between archaeologists and the living descendants of groups subject to archaeological research in Colorado.