Crow Canyon Archaeological Center and The Archaeological Conservancy are recipients of History Colorado’s 2022 Stephen H. Hart People’s Choice Award for Historic Preservation for the collaborative work to preserve the Haynie site! Since 1986, History Colorado’s State Historic Preservation Office has recognized exemplary projects in preservation and archaeology that demonstrate best practices and achievements in the impactful preservation of Colorado’s past.
The “People’s Choice” award spotlights the Haynie site, a Chaco village in the central Mesa Verde region that was occupied for centuries from the A.D. 500s until regional depopulation in the late A.D. 1200s. The project is designed to generate data necessary to address questions that are fundamental to understanding a series of broader anthropological research domains. Materials collected from the Haynie site will provide insights into changing human-environment relationships through time, social stratification and equality/inequality, the roles of public architecture and community centers, and identity formation. Engaging in research focused on these domains will enable Crow Canyon to fulfill its mission by advancing and sharing knowledge of the human past and contributing to cross-cultural discussions of human behavior around the world in the past, present, and future.
To learn more about the Haynie site, check out this video.
Crow Canyon and The Archaeological Conservancy were one of five award recipients this year.
We would like to thank History Colorado leadership, which includes the offices of Archaeology and Historic Preservation and the State Historical Fund, as well as our community of members and supporters who nominated and voted for the Haynie site. Our work would not be possible without the many contributions and collaborative efforts of the Crow Canyon community, near and far.