A Nonprofit Research and Education Organization

PCRG is a member-supported 501[c][3] nonprofit organization that conducts scientific research, trains students, and educates the public on the archaeology of the Great Plains and Southern Rocky Mountains. PCRG projects use state-of-the-art field and lab methods to investigate human communities and their relationships to the natural environment, from North America’s earliest American Indian inhabitants to nineteenth-century traders and settlers. PCRG broadly disseminates its research findings to professional and public audiences, furthering a better understanding of Colorado’s past and fostering preservation of the state’s unmatched archaeological resources. Membership in PCRG is open to the public.

Latest Updates 

May 9, 2018

The sign-up system is now open for the Miranda Valley project near Taos, New Mexico. Visit the project page to sign up!

Many of our crew rosters are nearly full; sign up today to reserve your spot.

PCRG and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science are still looking for volunteers to lead tours during the Magic Mountain excavation this summer! Click here to sign up!

April 30, 2018

The sign-up system is now open for the Molander State Historic Site project, the culturally modified tree survey, and the high-altitude survey. Visit the project page to sign up!