Desert Archaeology Society

Colorado Desert Archaeology Society activities, events and training are organized by the volunteer Steering Committee.


Archaeology Society Steering Committee meetings are open to all CDAS members. The meeting are held once a month during the season. Please click on this Calendar link for meeting dates and times.


Steering Committee Members

  • Chair: John Downing

  • Vice-Chair: Julie Nyssen
  • Secretary: MaryLou White

  • Tresurer: Rick Huls

  • Members: Gary Holmes, Paula Huls, Eugenie Newton


Colorado Desert Archaeology Society members

2018 Steering Committee

MaryLou White, Julie Nyssen, John Downing, Eugenie Newton, Robin Connors, Rick Huls, Paula Huls, and Gary Holmes (seated).


Committee Chairs:

BARC Lab and Curation – Julie Nyssen

BARC Library – Astrid Webb

Begole Grants – Chuck Bennett

Continuing Education – Paula Huls

Field Programs – Gary Holmes

Membership – Pat Downing

Public Education – Gary Holmes

Site Stewards – Pat Downing and Lisa Pridmore

Social Committee – Pat Downing


For more information about CDAS go to the Contact Us page and

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