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Volunteer at Crow Canyon!

Volunteer at Crow Canyon!

Crow Canyon is seeking smart, interesting people to lead visitors on one-hour tours of our campus. The tour will include Crow Canyon’s archaeology laboratory, the Pithouse Learning Center (a replica of a seventh-century Pueblo Indian dwelling),...

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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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The Sky in Ancient Pueblo Culture

The Sky in Ancient Pueblo Culture

Sunrise, Monument Valley, Utah (prochasson/Bigstock.com) Every December in Pueblo communities in Arizona and New Mexico, people gather to mark the winter solstice―the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. The Soyal ceremony at Hopi celebrates...

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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.

The Ancient Pueblo World (Sept. 20–25, 2015)

Cliff PalaceAn exploration of the archaeology, cultural history, and landscapes of southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico. Highlights include the iconic archaeological sites of Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, and Aztec Ruins. Scholars: Crow Canyon archaeologists and educators. Read more.

Pueblo-Maya Connections (Dec. 5–13, 2015)

Maya calendarExplore the historical dynamics between Pueblo Indian and Mesoamerican culture and communities. We examine iconography, cosmology, and metaphor and look for parallels between Pueblo and Mesoamerican culture. Scholars: Edwin Barnhart, Ph.D., Director, Maya Exploration Center; Dan Simplicio (Zuni), Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. Read more.

School Group Programs

Cliff PalaceWe teach young people how to interpret the past—because they’ll shape our future. Crow Canyon’s award-winning experiential education programs spark young minds and young imaginations. Plan your field trip or overnight program now! Read more.

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Crow Canyon with Trishna | Explainer TV

Archaeology Camp with Trishna

Visit With Respect

Visit with Respect

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Grant Coffey, Goodman Point Video Documentation Project

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Travel with Crow Canyon: Dr. Bill Lipe's Story

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Travel with Crow Canyon: Dr. Joseph Suina's Story

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A Possible Stockade at the Dillard Site

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School Groups: Learning from the Human Experience

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Kristin Kuckelman, Goodman Point Video Documentation Project

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Travel with Crow Canyon: Barbara Schwietert's Story

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Travel with Crow Canyon: Libby Shafer's Story

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