See rock art in the caves of Mexico’s Baja California.

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November 6–15, 2018

Sold out! To be placed on the waiting list, call 800.422.8975, ext. 457.  Nothing in the dramatic landscape of Mexico’s Baja California prepares you for the many thousands of brilliant paintings of humans, animals, and unique forms that are preserved in caves and natural shelters. The culture that lived here remains a mystery to the archaeological world, but ancient sites reveal how the culture may have adapted to the diverse Baja landscapes, and rock art provides clues to their seasonal ceremonies.


  • Enjoy temperate weather and Baja beaches.
  • Learn about Baja’s connections to the American Southwest.
  • Visit cave-painting sites, historic missions, and museums.

About this Program

  1. Scholars
  2. Accommodations
  3. What to Expect
  4. Details

Jerry MooreJerry D. Moore, Ph.D., is professor of anthropology at California State University, Dominguez Hills. His research focuses on the archaeology of cultural landscapes in Peru and Baja California. His archaeological fieldwork has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the Center for Pre-Columbian Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, and other agencies and foundations. He is the author of numerous books, articles, book chapters, and reviews. He has also been a fellow at Dumbarton Oaks (1992-93, 2017), the Sainsbury Centre for the Arts, University of East Anglia (1994), the Getty Research Institute (2001-2002), and the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University (2013).

All nights are spent in comfortable hotels and motels. Shared accommodations based on double occupancy; single accommodations are available for an additional fee of $495.

During your travels to the Baja Peninsula to view ancient rock art panels and caves, some physical exertion will be required. Please read below to learn more:

Throughout this trip, you will visit archaeological sites that may require up to two miles of hiking on uneven terrain and up/down hillsides for access. You should be comfortable with sitting and standing for long periods of time while visiting historic sites and riding in a van to locations. Elevation during the trip will be between sea-level and 4,200 ft. We recommend ramping up your exercise regime prior to arrival. If you are concerned about your ability to do any of these activities, please consult your physician.

Tuition is per person and based on shared accommodations. Tuition includes scholar honoraria, accommodations, meals listed, entry fees and permits, most gratuities, and transportation from arrival in Tucson, Arizona, on November 6, 2018, until departure from Tucson on November 15, 2018. Transportation to and from Tucson is your responsibility.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing to Crow Canyon Sales and Enrollment Specialist, 23390 Road K, Cortez, CO 81321-9408, or e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Cancellations become effective on the date received. The following penalty schedule applies: On or before September 6, 2018, $200 handling fee; after September 6, 2018, forfeiture of all payments.

Terms and Conditions.

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.

Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California CST 2059347-50

Tuition & Reservation

$4,895 (member*)
$5,020 (nonmember)
*Minimum $100 level (see Membership)

Deposit: $500
Balance due: August 8, 2018

Cancellation policy:
Cancellation on or before September 6, 2018, $200 handling fee; after September 6, 2018, forfeiture of all payments. See details tab for more information.

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  Call our sales and enrollment specialist:
     800.422.8975, ext. 457
     M–F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mountain Time)

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