Crow Canyon

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Pueblo culture developed in the canyon-and-mesa country of the Four Corners area, where the states of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico meet. The area is part of the larger Colorado Plateau, an immense area of geologic uplift drained by the Colorado River and its tributaries.

Within the Four Corners area is the Mesa Verde archaeological region, noted for having the densest concentration of ancient Pueblo sites in the Southwest. The region was a focal point of Pueblo occupation for 2,000 years and is where the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center has conducted most of its decades-long research. View map.

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Mesa Verde
Mesa Verde, the landform after which the Mesa Verde archaeological region is named, towers over the surrounding valley in the heart of the Four Corners, in southwestern Colorado. Inhabited by Pueblo people for more than 1,500 years, the mesa today is home to Mesa Verde National Park and Ute Mountain Tribal Park, dedicated to the preservation of the thousands of archaeological sites within their boundaries.