Archaeology Research Program

Excavate at the Haynie site! With two Chaco-period great houses (A.D. 1050–1140), this site is part of one of the densest concentrations of great houses north of Aztec Ruins National Monument. Excavation began during the 2017 field season. What will you discover?

The Northern Chaco Outliers Project is a multiyear study focused on the Haynie site, an ancestral Pueblo village located on private land near Cortez. Your work will help us understand Chaco influence in the Mesa Verde region, changing human/environment relationships during the A.D. 1130–1180 drought, and the emergence and functioning of community centers through time. 


Daily Schedule
Breakfast 7:30–8:15 a.m.
Morning activity 8:30 a.m.–noon
Lunch noon–12:45 p.m.
Afternoon activity 1:30–about 4:30 p.m.
Dinner 5:30–6:15 p.m.
Evening program begins 6:30 p.m.