Ever dreamed of becoming an archaeologist? Now you can! Take a tour through Magic Mountain's excavation site and participate in a hands-on dig experience.

Grab your bullwhip and hat, aspiring archaeologists! It's time to channel your inner Indiana Jones this summer. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science invites you to participate in a (free!) dig of an excavation site at the Magic Mountain archaeological site, just outside of Golden. Tours will be held from June 20-27 and July 5-13, and they'll start every 30 minutes between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., with each one lasting about an hour and 45 minutes. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours prior to digging.
[gallery type="rectangular" size="large" ids="38129,38127"] The excavation site is home to artifacts that date back more than 7,000 years -- the Early Ceramic Period (200-1,000 CE) -- and the site served as camping grounds for hunter-gatherer groups that passed through the area, according to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Dr. Michelle Koons, curator of archeology and excavation lead for the Museum, said in a release, "I am so excited for another season of digging into this incredible site and sharing the experience with visitors. Magic Mountain is one of the most significant archeological sites along Colorado's Front Range, and is one of the largest sites of its kind with lots of artifacts still waiting to be excavated and studied." excavation site What do you think? Are you gonna participate in the dig this summer? Let us know in the comments below.

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