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Teen camps, school groups, research program questions: Laura Brown at 970-564-4346 or [email protected]
Cultural Explorations questions: Tayler Hasbrouck at 800-422-8975 ext. 457, or [email protected]

Recent News

Internship Announcement: It’s never too early to build your future


Each year, the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center hires several paid seasonal interns to assist with our archaeological research, education programs, and American Indian outreach. Our Summer Internship programs are led by some of the best archaeologist, educators, and American Indian advocates in the country.

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Your extraordinary generosity -- A Message from Crow Canyon's President


We are deeply humbled by the magnitude of your support in a year when we weren’t able to see our old friends and greet new ones in person. Your support has inspired us to new heights of creativity, fueled by the desire to reach you even more deeply from a distance.

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In an extraordinary year, YOU made an extraordinary difference!


Your contributions last year made it possible to make archaeological research, experiential education, and American Indian knowledge accessible to our diverse community of learners, despite not being able to do so in person. In 2020, we introduced our new “Discover Archaeology” webinar series—and week after week, we saw thousands of participants engage with our distance-learning program.

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Farewell to William D. Lipe Chair of Research Dr. Kyle Bocinsky!

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Dr. Kyle Bocinsky, has accepted a position at the University of Montana as the new Director of Climate Extension in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation. He will be departing Crow Canyon’s Research Institute in February after serving as Director and assisting in the development of projects and programs since 2015.

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Basketmaker Communities Project Final Interpretive Report and Companion Database

Basketmaker Communities Project Final Interpretive Report and Companion Database

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is pleased to announce the publication of the Basketmaker Communities Project Final Interpretive Report and Companion Database!

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Crow Canyon Events

Return to House of Rain with Craig Childs

Thursday, February 25th &
Thursday, March 4th at
4 p.m. MST

In a series of homemade dispatches from the field, the author of House of Rain takes his audience into the ancient landscapes of the Colorado Plateau.

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Beyond Maize, Beans, and Squash: Identifying the Source and Nature of Mesoamerican Influence on US Southwest/Northwest Mexican Dynamics after the Origin of Agriculture with Dr. Michael Mathiowetz

Thursday, March 11th at 4 p.m. MST

Assessments on the nature, degree, and source of Mesoamerican influence on social dynamics of prehispanic societies of northern Mexico and the US Southwest has waxed and waned over the past century. In this talk, Mathiowetz aims to reorient and sharpen the focus of this debate by identifying a key geographical locale in Mesoamerica that had an outsized role in shaping historical processes of change among various cultures in the US Southwest and northern Mexico.

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Decorated Walls and Tree-Ring Dates South of the Bears Ears: Results of Five Years of Research of the Cedar Mesa Building Murals Project with Dr. Ben Bellorado

Thursday, March 25th at 4 p.m. MDT

This presentation presents the results of the Cedar Mesa Building Murals Project, a five-year study (2013–2017) of decorated buildings at Ancestral Pueblo cliff-dwellings in southeastern Utah that were occupied in the Pueblo III period (A.D. 1150–1300).

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