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C.T. Hurst Award

The C.T. Hurst Award, first given in 1980, is named for one of the founders of the Colorado Archaeological Society. This award, also referred to as the “Silver Trowel Award”, is given to individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to Colorado archaeology.  These contributions could include excavation and survey projects, collections research, extensive publication

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Eagle Rock Shelter, Delta County

for professional and public audiences, and long-time service to agencies, universities, and/or private companies.

  • Nomination due date: August 15th each year.

  • The nomination should include: the nomination form, a nomination narrative (2-6 pages) that details the contributions and significance of the nominee’s work (in particular reference to Colorado Archaeology), and a curriculum vitae or a detailed work history of the nominee.

For questions, contact Award Committee Chair, Matt Landt, at

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