San Juan Basin
Archaeological Society

Chapter of the Colorado
Archaeological Society
Lewis Mill

The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society... exploring, learning about, and preserving
archaeological, cultural, and historical resources in the Four Corners region since 1979.


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Membership Information

Why Join?

SJBAS offers organized year-round field trips, lectures, educational opportunities, fellowship and camaraderie. Members share an interest in exploring the significant archaeological, cultural and historical resources in the Four Corners Region. When you join SJBAS, you also become a member of the Colorado Archaeological Society (CAS). Non-members are welcome at our monthly meetings, but you must be a member of CAS to participate in field trips.

How to Join...

It is easy to join SJBAS - just print and complete the Membership Form; sign the membership form, Liability Waiver and Proper Etiquette forms; write a check to SJBAS for the appropriate amount; and mail the one-page Membership Form and your check to our Chapter Treasurer. Please keep your signed Liability Waiver and Proper Etiquette forms for your records. Follow this link to the Membership Form.

CODE OF ETHICS - Colorado Archaeological Society


Members of the Colorado Archaeological Society shall:

1. Uphold local, state and federal antiquities laws.

2. Support policies and educational programs designed to protect our cultural heritage and our State’s antiquities.

3. Encourage protection and discourage exploitation of archaeological resources.

4. Encourage the study and recording of Colorado’s archaeological and cultural history and take an active part by participating in field and laboratory work to develop new and significant information about the past.

5. Assist whenever possible in locating, mapping, and recording archaeological sites within Colorado using State Site Survey forms.

6. Conduct field and/or laboratory activities using professionally accepted standards.

7. Accept the responsibility, if serving as Principal Investigator, to publish the results of the investigation and to make the collection available for further scientific study.

8. Support only scientifically and legally conducted archaeological activities and never participate in conduct involving dishonesty, deceit or misrepresentation about archaeological matters.

9. Not condone the sale, exchange or purchase of artifacts obtained from illegal activities.

10. Respect the property rights of landowners.

11. Report vandalism to appropriate authorities.

12. Be sensitive to the cultural histories and spiritual practices of groups that are the subject of archaeological investigation.

13. Remember that cultural resources are not renewable and do not belong to us, but are ours to respect, study and enjoy.

Revised April 29, 2017

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