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Archaeology Day Tour
A perfect complement to your Four Corners archaeological experience!
This one-day archaeological experience will whet your appetite for more! Our Archaeology Day Tour is easy to fit into your schedule, and it's perfect for individuals or families. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you will be introduced to the history of the ancestral Pueblo Indians (the Anasazi) who inhabited the spectacular Four Corners area for more than 1,500 years.
The Archaeology Day Tour is a perfect complement to excursions to nearby archaeological attractions, including Mesa Verde National Park, the Anasazi Heritage Center, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, Hovenweep National Monument, and Aztec Ruins National Monument. Crow Canyon's one-day archaeology adventure gives you a basic understanding of ancestral Pueblo history, making your visits to local museums and archaeological sites more enjoyable and meaningful, and it provides a rare opportunity to visit an ongoing archaeological excavation.
2013 Days and Dates
Every Wednesday and Thursday, May 1 through September 26, 2013
An overview of Southwestern archaeology; includes a site tour and curation room tour.
Day Tour Activities
Meet our educator at 8:45 a.m. in the lobby of the Gates Archaeology Laboratory at our beautiful campus just northwest of Cortez, Colorado.
Examine artifacts in a hands-on activity designed to help you understand the basics of Southwestern archaeology and ancestral Pueblo Indian history.
Tour our archaeology laboratory, including the curation room, and learn how discoveries are made through careful analysis of artifacts.
Enjoy a delicious hot lunch on campus; then relax in the rocking chairs on the lodge deck and admire the mountain views or stroll along our nature trail.
Tour our current excavation site, and see for yourself what an excavation-in-progress looks like.
Learn about the important contributions Crow Canyon's research has made to the understanding of the ancient peoples and communities of the Mesa Verde region.
Return to campus at 4:30 p.m. and visit the campus Gift Shop, where you may purchase T-shirts, books, and souvenirs.
Please bring a water bottle, and wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses are highly recommended. Space is limited, so please call for a reservation.
Tuition per Person
Adults (ages 18+): $60
Includes lunch. We regret we cannot accommodate children younger than 10 years of age.
Register for the Archaeology Day Tour
Phone: Please call Crow Canyon at 800.422.8975, ext. 146, Mon–Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mountain Time).
Cancellation: No cancellation penalty is incurred if you cancel more than 24 hours prior to your tour. The full amount will be charged to your credit card for a cancellation made less than 24 hours in advance or if you do not attend. Please call 1.800.422.8975, ext. 146, to cancel.
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
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