June 1–4, 2017
Stephen H. Lekson, Ph.D., is professor of anthropology and curator of archaeology at the University of Colorado. He has proposed many of the most provocative theories of Southwestern archaeology, including his contention that the ceremonial center of Chaco Canyon moved first to Aztec Ruins and then to Casas Grandes (Paquime).
Lyle Balenquah (Hopi) earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in anthropology from Northern Arizona University. For more than 15 years, he has worked throughout the American Southwest as an archaeologist. He also works as a part-time hiking and river guide, combining his professional knowledge and training with personal insights about his ancestral history.
Lyle discusses rock art and Crow Canyon programs in this video.
June 18–21, 2017
Catherine (Cathy) Cameron, Ph.D., is a professor of anthropology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Cathy has been principal investigator on survey projects related to Chaco Canyon and Comb Ridge, Utah, archaeology. Her ongoing work explores Chacoan influence on regional societies during the 10th through 12th centuries.
Patrick Cruz (Ohkay Owingeh), a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Colorado, Boulder, previously worked at the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe. He is interested in the arrival of Tewa peoples in New Mexico, how they adapted, and what material and social traits survived their migrations from Colorado. Along with Steve Lekson, Patrick was an expert consultant on a planetarium program about Chaco Canyon.
August 31–September 3, 2017
Jonathan Till, M.A., lives in Bluff, Utah, and has pursued a multitude of archaeological experiences in the northern Southwest for 30 years. Jonathan is curator of collections at Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum in Blanding, Utah. One of his passions is analyzing the influence of Chacoan society throughout the Four Corners region.
Anthony Lovato (Kewa) is a keeper of much traditional Pueblo knowledge. He advises Kewa Pueblo (formerly known as Santo Domingo Pueblo) in an effort to preserve and promote the Keres language, which is spoken in seven New Mexico pueblos. Anthony is a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and a master silver jewelry artist whose works are highly sought after.
All nights are spent in comfortable hotels. Shared accommodations based on double occupancy; single accommodations are available for an additional fee of $240.
All travel is by Crow Canyon van. Expect drives on remote dirt roads; no drive is more than 2 ½ hours. The entire trip takes place at elevations between 4300 and 7500 feet. Our pace will be leisurely, but you must be comfortable standing and walking for several hours at a time.
If you have any doubt about your ability to participate in a Crow Canyon trip, please contact us before registering.
Tuition is per person and based on shared accommodations. Tuition includes scholar honorarium, accommodations, meals listed, entry fees and permits, most gratuities, and transportation from arrival in Durango, Colorado, or Farmington, New Mexico, until departure from Durango or Farmington. Transportation to and from Durango or Farmington is your responsibility.
. Cancellations become effective on the date received. The following penalty schedule applies. June 1 departure: On or before April 1, 2017, $200 handling fee; after April 1, 2017, forfeiture of all payments. June 18 departure: On or before April 18, 2017, $200 handling fee; after April 18, 2017, forfeiture of all payments. August 31 departure: On or before June 30, 2017, $200 handling fee; after June 30, 2017, forfeiture of all payments.
Terms, Conditions, and Cancellation Policy
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