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Archaeologists Discuss Water on PBS

Archaeologists Discuss Water on PBS

It’s no secret that the current population of the American West uses a lot of water and goes to great lengths to get it where it’s most needed. The supply is finite, and the demand...

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Research Institute Head Speaks at TEDx

Research Institute Head Speaks at TEDx

On June 14, Mark Varien, executive vice president of the Crow Canyon Research Institute, spoke to a TEDxSonomaCounty audience about lessons learned from the Pueblo Indians of the Mesa Verde region. The theme of the...

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Interns Learn Archaeobotany

Interns Learn Archaeobotany

For anyone who wants to learn about the archaeobotany (also referred to as paleoethnobotany) of the American Southwest, Crow Canyon is the place to do it. Finding academic training in the region is difficult, and...

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A Colorado Gem Worth Visiting

A Colorado Gem Worth Visiting

As part of Colorado Tourism Week coverage in early May, Ricky Lightfoot, Crow Canyon board member, former president and CEO, had just a few minutes to tell Colorado's 9News audience why Crow Canyon is a...

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College Field School

College Field School

In 2015, Crow Canyon will launch a college-accredited field school. Through immersion in a five-week experiential learning program, college students will learn the fundamental techniques of archaeological site identification and recording, excavation, and basic artifact processing...

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Connecting What Was to What’s Next

Connecting What Was to What’s Next

Ever wish you had a time machine so you could see what life was really like in the past? The History Colorado Center in Denver has such a machine, and you might say that Crow Canyon...

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The Crow Canyon Research Institute

The Crow Canyon Research Institute

Mark Varien The Board of Trustees of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center formally launched the Crow Canyon Research Institute on February 1, 2014. Mark Varien, Ph.D., was named executive vice president of the Institute. The Institute will...

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'Brave Girls' Come to Crow Canyon

'Brave Girls' Come to Crow Canyon

Brave Girls is a leadership program for young women who attend the Santa Fe Indian School. In March, the Brave Girls made a trip to the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center to learn more about their...

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Featured Stories

The Neolithic Transition: The Great Global Experiment

The Neolithic Transition: The Great Global Experiment

The Neolithic transition paved the way for the development of large agricultural settlements. Left: Shunet el-Zebib, at the site of Abydos in Upper Egypt, ca. 2650 B.C. (photo courtesy Shanna Diederichs). Right: Artist’s reconstruction of...

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Featured Programs

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Archaeology Research Program

jk 2013 alums sheperd 04Work alongside our staff archaeologists at excavation sites and in the lab, helping to understand some of the defining moments in Pueblo Indian history and culture. Sign up now for 2015 sessions in June, August, September, and October. Read more.

Colorful Northern New Mexico (Aug. 7–13, 2015)

colorful NM bigstock hillsJourney through the colorful landscapes of northern New Mexico—and deep into the complex landscapes of the Pueblo Indian world. Scholars: Carla Van West, Ph.D., Director of Preservation Research Programs, SRI Foundation; Pueblo Indian guest scholars and artists. Read more.

Aegean Adventure (May 29–June 16, 2015)

aegean kt kayakingExplore the archaeology of Crete and Santorini and the blue waters of the Aegean by sea kayak. A three-part travel seminar. Scholar: Christina Hatzimichael Whitley, Ph.D., Lecturer in Archaeology, Cardiff University. Read more.

College Field School

college field jk 2013 MichelleNew in 2015! Five-week Field School for college and graduate students, May 24–June 27, under the direction of Dr. Susan C. Ryan, Crow Canyon's Director of Archaeology. UG/grad credit available through Adams State University. Priority application deadline: March 2. Read more.

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Libby Schafer's Story

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Kristin Kuckelman, Goodman Point Video Documentation Project

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Mark Varien, Goodman Point Video Documentation Project

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Barbara Schwietert's Story

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Dr. Joseph Suina's Story

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Grant Coffey, Goodman Point Video Documentation Project

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Dr. Bill Lipe's Story

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A Possible Stockade at the Dillard Site

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Visit with Respect

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Learning from the Human Experience

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