Why is it Important?


sm 2015 Larry KellerHaving spent over 40 years as a lawyer and judge helping to shape society in some small way, I have chosen in my retirement to become as involved as I can in the field of archaeology, learning as much about ancient peoples and cultures as I can. I see a strong connection between what I did most of my life, and the lifeways and problem-solving methods of past cultures. We differ from those who came before only in the technological tools we have developed to survive as a species, but our challenges are the same. I believe that if we look hard enough, we will learn that the ancients found answers we can and should rediscover and apply to our lives today. Larry Keller, retired judge and Crow Canyon lab volunteer


Kristin KucklemanThe natural interest that many students have in archaeology can be used to instill an awareness and tolerance of people different than themselves. More ideally, exposure to archaeology can inspire interest in, and respect for, ancient and modern cultures worldwide. Today, more than ever, engendering a broad cultural perspective prepares students to be leaders and invests in a future of global cooperation. Kristin Kuckelman, Crow Canyon archaeologist


jk 2011 Grant Coffey smIf you are not curious about how we came to be who we are, both individually and collectively, don't study archaeology. Archaeology is meaningful if you wonder about the beginning of things, and ponder where our current path will lead. Grant Coffey, Crow Canyon archaeologist