Denver Society Report on the 2019 International Archaeology Day

In conjunction with the Rangers, Staff, and Volunteers at the Roxborough State Park of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department, the Denver AIA along with many other local archaeological groups, successfully held yet another International Archaeology Day both within the Park itself and at the adjoining Roxborough Intermediate School.

Total visitors were estimated to be between 225 and 250 people. Archaeological tours were conducted within the Park while the school hosted four talks by local archaeologists and displays by several Denver metro based archaeological organizations. There were many families in attendance with children ranging in age from less than a year to seniors in high school who were contemplating making archaeology a career choice. The AIA booth distributed a flyer for its 2019-2020 Archaeology Lecture Series, the AIA Mission Statement and facts on the organization, as well a handout explaining the various membership categories and the benefits accruing to each. However, the most popular handout was the piece on the Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin entitled “Volunteer for archaeological excavation!” which contained a link to the site as well as instructions on how to use it. In addition, 19 different people signed up for the Denver AIA email list.

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