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Excavation and Lab
Join our research team! When you do archaeology with Crow Canyon, your work makes a real and lasting contribution to our understanding of the Pueblo past. Choose from hands-on archaeology (excavation and/or lab) or exciting new research seminars. A $400 deposit holds your spot.
I spent a week at the campus ... studying and replicating Mesa Verde pottery. I think I learned more in that week than I did in many years of schooling.
Working side-by-side with professional archaeologists, you'll excavate at our current site and assist in artifact analyses that are vital to the reconstruction of ancient lifeways. Read more.
Weeks Open to Novices and Alumni
Week Open to Alumni Only
Special Session: Archaeology as a Career
Tuition per Person
Immerse yourself in an in-depth study of ancestral Pueblo communities through time, as we focus on 30 years of Crow Canyon research. Examine the dynamics of community formation, cooperation and conflict, and human-environment interactions in the Mesa Verde region, A.D. 500–1300. Read more.
April 13–19, 2014
Explore the technological shift from atlatl-and-dart weaponry to the bow and arrow circa A.D. 500 in the Mesa Verde region. Includes artifact replication and experimentation. Read more.
August 24–30, 2014
The 2014 Archaeology Lab Program will focus on pottery dating from the Basketmaker III period (A.D. 500–750), a pivotal time in ancestral Pueblo history. Join us as we ask: what role did pottery play during this period? Read more.
October 5–11, 2014
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The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center's programs and admission practices are open to applicants of any race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, or sexual orientation.