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Archaeology Meet-ups For the Win!

In 2019, when Jess and I founded Community Connections LLC, our mission was clear: to foster connection. Whether it was linking archaeologists within our industry, bridging communities to archaeology, or creating an atmosphere of inclusivity where everyone could share their history, our goal remained the same. History, with its intricate layers, serves as a lens to understand change over time. To explore history is to embrace diverse perspectives and acknowledge the existence of conflicting narratives.

Recognizing a void in the local metro Denver area for a space that encouraged connection and diversity among archaeologists and history enthusiasts, we set out to create something meaningful. Beyond the annual Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists Conference, which brings professionals together, there lacked a regular platform for interaction. Our own passion for engaging conversations about history and archaeology drove us to establish Archaeology Meet-ups—a welcoming space for both professionals and community members.

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic presented hurdles in organizing physical gatherings. However, by October 2022, we navigated through these challenges and began hosting Archaeology Meet-ups during the off-season months—later fall through winter. These gatherings, free from any formal agenda, serve as safe spaces for professionals, enthusiasts, and community members alike, fostering organic connections and relationships.

Archaeology Meet-up, September 2023

Over the past couple of years, our community has flourished, attracting students, professionals, and enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds. Our gatherings embody the belief that, amidst our differences, we share a common humanity. By navigating through conflicting realities together, we cultivate understanding and empathy.

Join us:

We love to collaborate with other groups in the community! This month we are joining the University of Denver Anthropology Department on campus in the Community Commons Building at Fourth Story. We'd love to see you there!

Meet-ups start in September/October and go through March/April. Here's how to get involved! Everyone is welcome!

  • Follow us on Instagram or Facebook. We regularly post about our meet-ups!

  • Check our website. We update our website with the meet-up information each month.

  • Join the Archaeology Meet-up Facebook page! Each month we'll post a new event for the meet-up. You can see all the info there.

**At Archaeology Meet-ups, inclusivity is at the core of our community. We believe in fostering a safe and welcoming environment for all, where diversity is celebrated and respected. Discrimination or bigotry of any form has no place in our gatherings. We are committed to ensuring that everyone feels valued and heard, regardless of background or identity. **

Excited to connect with you all!


Jasmine (left) and Jess (right).

We strive to foster meaningful connections and celebrate the diversity that enriches our community. Join us on this journey of discovery! Subscribe and follow us on social media to stay updated on upcoming events and be a part of our vibrant community.

Stay tuned for our next blog in two weeks!

Jasmine & Jess (J&J) 🌳

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