My kids and I had the opportunity to work side-by-side along archaeologists at the Magic Mountain dig site in Golden, CO.
Located near Apex Park, archaeologists are trying to answer the question: “Just how many people did live here in CO and how long ago?” The answer could prove that early humans were here long before we thought in this area. Hunter-gatherers lived here as early as 5000 BC but could it be before then?
For the second year in a row, the archaeologists were granted funding and the public has been invited to help them in their search for early artifacts such as clay shards, glass, pottery bits, arrowheads, and more. Over 80,000 artifacts have been discovered here so far and we now have the opportunity to add to that number!
For 45 minutes we were hosted by volunteers in association with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and were informed of the history of the area, early Native Americans lives, and the archaeological history here.
Then we were escorted onto the site where we got to dig in a plot and help excavate! This was the best part as we got dirty and dug and sifted through dirt to uncover hidden truths and shards of history.
I personally don’t have the patience to do this day in and day out. It was a great experience and my kids had a blast! Thank you!