Upcoming Fieldwork 2018–Get Involved!

For the second year in a row the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) and Paleocultural Research Group (PCRG) are partnering for a community-based public archaeology project at Magic Mountain in Golden, CO and we need your help! We will be in the field for two sessions: June 18-27 and July 5-15. The Excavator and Excavator/Educator positions are closed but we are still seeking volunteers to lead tours. The deadline to apply for the Tour Guide position is Monday, May 21.


Tour Guides We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to lead community (public) tours. The tours will orient visitors to the archaeology of region and the site. An appreciation of archaeology is desired, but no previous experience is necessary.

Project Overview

Nestled in the foothills along Lena Gulch in Golden, CO, Magic Mountain is proclaimed to be one of the most important archaeological sites on Colorado’s Front Range.

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Fieldwork 2017

In June 2017, we returned to the site to excavate areas of interest identified in our 2016 geophysical surveys and with our goals of better understanding the Early Ceramic Period.

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One of the major goals of this project is to change this by reviving excavation efforts through citizen science project to learn more about this significant site and publish both popular and scholarly literature.

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