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New VEP Website Launched

New VEP Website Launched

A newly launched educational website will enable the public to learn about the Village Ecodynamics Project (VEP) from the scientists who designed and conducted the research. The VEP is a multidisciplinary collaboration among researchers...

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Caffeine Found in Goodman Point Vessels

Caffeine Found in Goodman Point Vessels

Research involving a Crow Canyon archaeologist has found evidence of caffeine use in the Goodman Point community. Jamie Merewether, collections manager for the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, is a co-author on paper describing how the...

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Crow Canyon's National Policy Agenda

Crow Canyon's National Policy Agenda

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center has a national policy agenda that guides its advocacy of the protection of significant cultural resources. The Center’s policy goals for federal lands are in line with the Center’s general policy...

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Center Earns Top Rating

Center Earns Top Rating

Crow Canyon has earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator. By guiding intelligent giving, Charity Navigator aims to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace, in which givers and the...

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Volunteer at Crow Canyon!

Volunteer at Crow Canyon!

Crow Canyon is seeking smart, interesting people to lead visitors on one-hour tours of our campus. The tour will include Crow Canyon’s archaeology laboratory, the Pithouse Learning Center (a replica of a seventh-century Pueblo Indian dwelling),...

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Archaeologists Discuss Water on PBS

Archaeologists Discuss Water on PBS

It’s no secret that the current population of the American West uses a lot of water and goes to great lengths to get it where it’s most needed. The supply is finite, and the demand...

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Interns Learn Archaeobotany

Interns Learn Archaeobotany

For anyone who wants to learn about the archaeobotany (also referred to as paleoethnobotany) of the American Southwest, Crow Canyon is the place to do it. Finding academic training in the region is difficult, and...

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A Colorado Gem Worth Visiting

A Colorado Gem Worth Visiting

As part of Colorado Tourism Week coverage in early May, Ricky Lightfoot, Crow Canyon board member, former president and CEO, had just a few minutes to tell Colorado's 9News audience why Crow Canyon is a...

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College Field School

College Field School

In 2015, Crow Canyon will launch a college-accredited field school. Through immersion in a five-week experiential learning program, college students will learn the fundamental techniques of archaeological site identification and recording, excavation, and basic artifact processing...

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Connecting What Was to What’s Next

Connecting What Was to What’s Next

Ever wish you had a time machine so you could see what life was really like in the past? The History Colorado Center in Denver has such a machine, and you might say that Crow Canyon...

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The Crow Canyon Research Institute

The Crow Canyon Research Institute

Mark Varien The Board of Trustees of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center formally launched the Crow Canyon Research Institute on February 1, 2014. Mark Varien, Ph.D., was named executive vice president of the Institute. The Institute will...

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'Brave Girls' Come to Crow Canyon

'Brave Girls' Come to Crow Canyon

Brave Girls is a leadership program for young women who attend the Santa Fe Indian School. In March, the Brave Girls made a trip to the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center to learn more about their...

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The Sky in Ancient Pueblo Culture

The Sky in Ancient Pueblo Culture

Sunrise, Monument Valley, Utah (prochasson/Bigstock.com) Every December in Pueblo communities in Arizona and New Mexico, people gather to mark the winter solstice―the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. The Soyal ceremony at Hopi celebrates...

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The Neolithic Transition: The Great Global Experiment

The Neolithic Transition: The Great Global Experiment

The Neolithic transition paved the way for the development of large agricultural settlements. Left: Shunet el-Zebib, at the site of Abydos in Upper Egypt, ca. 2650 B.C. (photo courtesy Shanna Diederichs). Right: Artist’s reconstruction of...

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Featured Programs

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College Field School

Crow Canyon College Field School students excavateMay 22–June 25, 2016 Learn techniques of site identification and recording, excavation, and artifact processing and analyses. UG/grad credit. Apply by March 7. Read more.

Taos History

Taos Pueblo July 23–29, 2016 Explore Tiwa, Tewa, and colonial-era sites in the Taos region of New Mexico with scholars Porter Swentzell, M.A. (Santa Clara) and Severin Fowles, Ph.D. Read more.

Archaeology Research Program

2015 Hatch ARP 1 250x200Work alongside our archaeologists, in the field and in the lab. Sign up now for 2016 sessions in June, September, and October. What will you discover? Read more.

School Group Programs

Cliff Palace Crow Canyon’s award-winning experiential education programs spark young minds and young imaginations. Plan your 2016 field trip or overnight program now! Read more.

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A Possible Stockade at the Dillard Site

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School Groups: Learning from the Human Experience

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Travel with Crow Canyon: Barbara Schwietert's Story

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Kristin Kuckelman, Goodman Point Video Documentation Project

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Visit with Respect

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Grant Coffey, Goodman Point Video Documentation Project

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Travel with Crow Canyon: Dr. Joseph Suina's Story

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Archaeology Camp with Trishna

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