Join us for
The Impact of Chaco Archaeology:
Past and Present

April 21, 2018

This event is sold out. Please check back for updated information. As a guest of the Crow Canyon Board of Trustees, join us from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2018, for this fascinating symposium. Gain new insights into the importance of Chaco Canyon and Aztec Ruins to ancestral and modern Pueblo people. Learn how Crow Canyon’s Northern Chaco Outliers Project is shedding new light on our understanding. Co-sponsored by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the symposium will be held in the Ricketson Auditorium of the museum.

Featured Speakers:

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Mark Varien
Executive Vice President, Research Institute at Crow Canyon

jk 2013 Susan Ryan
Susan Ryan
Director of Archaeology, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Erin Baxter
Erin Leigh Baxter
Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado-Boulder

Steve LeksonSteve Lekson
Curator of Archaeology, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

Theresa-PasqualTheresa Pasqual
Consultant, Pueblo of Acoma


Steve NashSteve Nash
Department Chair & Curator of Archaeology, Denver Museum of Nature & Science


The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
Located in the southwestern corner of Colorado near Cortez, the mission of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is to empower present and future generations by making the human past accessible and relevant through archaeological research, experiential education, and knowledge.

Archaeological Research
Crow Canyon reconstructs the centuries-long history of the Pueblo Indians through long-term, multidisciplinary research in the American Southwest, with a special emphasis on the Mesa Verde region. Crow Canyon disseminates the results of its research to a worldwide audience via the Internet and print publications.

Education Programs
Crow Canyon offers education programs in which students—fourth grade through college-level and lifelong adult learners—learn about archaeology and Pueblo Indian history, the scientific process, and the complex interactions between people and their environment.

Initiatives
Crow Canyon partners with s to enrich our understanding of past and present cultures and to share that knowledge with others. Working closely with our Native American Advisory Group and other communities, Crow Canyon seeks to broaden and enrich the perspectives gained through archaeological research, incorporate indigenous voices into its education curriculum, and initiate projects that are culturally relevant and directly benefit communities in the Southwest.

More information

For more information about the symposium, call 800-422-8975, ext. 177, M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mountain Time).

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