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Mancos, Colorado

August 5 - 8

It is official: The 2021 Pecos Conference will be held in-person in Mancos, Colorado. We are looking forward to sharing archaeological research once again in the beautiful outdoors. Our team is hard at work planning the event in the safest way possible.

2021 Conference Schedule: 

Thursday, August 5th*

Registration Tent 4:00 PM - 6:00PM


*Please note that there is NO Thursday night reception*


Camping Areas 4:00 PM

On-site camping areas open


Friday, August 6th

Registration Tent 8:00 AM - 4:00PM

Registration/Check-in, Field Trip Sign-up


Main Tent 8:00 AM - 5:30PM



Vendor Tent 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Poster Presentations, Vendors, Silent Auction


Saturday, August 7th

Registration Tent

Registration/Check-in (8:00 AM - 10:00 AM)

Filed Trip Sign-up (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)


Main Tent

Presentations (8:00 AM - 5:30PM)

2021 Business Meeting (11:00 AM)

Cordell-Powers Prize Winners Announced (5:15 PM)


Vendor Tent 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Poster Presentations, Vendors, Silent Auction (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)

Happy Hour immediately following Cordell/Powers Awards– Beer provided by Wild Edge Brewing Collective
Dinner (6:30 pm) – Provided by Zia Taqueria
Dance (7:30 pm)– Music by Innastate


Sunday, August 8th

Field Trips at Various Locations

Sign-ups are first-come first-served at the Registration Tent beginning on Friday at 8:00 AM

Download Detailed Conference Schedule

Download Presentation Abstracts


Each August, archaeologists gather under open skies somewhere in the southwestern United States or northwestern Mexico. We set up a large tent for shade, and then spend three or more days together discussing recent research, problems of the field, and the challenges of the profession. Most participants camp at the conference.