Severin Fowles – Severin Fowles, Ph.D., is an anthropological archaeologist and the Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Barnard College. Fowles’ research focuses on questions of religion, visual culture, cultural landscapes, indigeneity, Native American studies, and the archaeology of the present. He has conducted archaeological fieldwork since 1996 in northern New Mexico, collaborating with descendant communities in the Southwest. Fowles is widely published in academic journals and is in process of authoring his third book.
Ron Martinez Looking-Elk - Ron Martinez Looking-Elk (Isleta Pueblo and Taos Pueblo) is an international award-winning artist as well as an expert in sustainable economic development in indigenous communities worldwide. He has worked and trained with indigenous artists, leaders, and organizers from many countries, including New Zealand, Japan, Greece, South Korea, Africa, Bolivia, and Peru, as well as with tribes throughout the United States. Photograph by Jason S. Ordaz, courtesy of the Institute of Arts, 2016.
All accommodation reservations are made by Crow Canyon Archaeological Canyon as part of your program. Here is a sneak peek into where you will be staying throughout the trip:
Los Poblanos - Designed in 1932 by the region’s foremost architect, John Gaw Meem, the “Father of Santa Fe Style”, Los Poblanos combines 50 guest rooms, a working organic farm in an idyllic setting. The natural beauty, comfort and privacy of Los Poblanos offers guests a truly relaxing environment. Los Poblanos is one of the most magnificent historic properties in the Southwest.
Pueblo Bonita Bed & Breakfast Inn - This Santa Fe bed & breakfast inn continues a rich New Mexico lodging tradition of the past. Taking the name of the intriguing archaeological site “Pueblo Bonito” of Chaco Canyon in the San Juan Basin of New Mexico, this enchanting downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico vacation destination is a two story foot-and-a-half thick adobe building having 19 Santa Fe lodging rooms.
Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast - Located 35 minutes north of Santa Fe, Casa Escondida is a secluded escape in the countryside of New Mexico where guests are exposed to wonderful views of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains, unique accommodations, and a peaceful Southwestern atmosphere. It’s everything you need and more for the best New Mexico getaways you’ll always remember.
Should I get travel insurance?
Yes, we highly recommend that all of our program participants purchase some type of travel insurance to help you protect your purchase against any unforeseen circumstances. When you don’t purchase travel insurance, you risk losing your full deposit and any other payments that you have made toward the trip. Crow Canyon does not endorse any particular travel insurance agency, but we recommend visiting InsureMyTrip.com (link) as a starting point. At the least, Crow Canyon recommends purchasing cancellation, evacuation, and/or baggage insurance.
If I cancel, will I get my deposit back?
If you cancel before 90 days prior to the start of the program, you can get a refund equal to 50% of your deposit. Instead of a refund, you could transfer your deposit to another program through 2020 or turn your deposit into a tax-deductible donation. If you cancel after 90 days prior to the program, you forfeit all payments and your deposit.
Do I bring my own camping gear?
You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own camping gear with you on this trip. Please keep in mind when packing that you will have to carry your own gear to the campsite and back out of the park at the end of the trip. If you do not have your own camping gear, Crow Canyon offers camping gear rentals. If you need to rent gear, let our Enrollment Specialists know when you register for this program.
Who should I reach out to with questions?
For further information on the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center’s Terms, Conditions, and Cancellation Policies please click here. You will find details on tuition, cancellations, travel insurance, accommodations, medical information, and more.