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The Point Great House sits on an isolated terrace directly above the San Juan River and at the base of the Shannon Bluffs overlooking the city of Farmington with La Plata Mountains in the distance.  The site is on property owned by B-Square Ranch owner and

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Colonial difference is a story of national infrastructures. To understand how colonialism works across Indigenous lands, we need to appreciate the physical, legal, and political factors involved in the building and expanding of national infrastructures in

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Hopi speakers, in the ceremonies and stories of their thriving pueblos in eastern Arizona, refer to the landscape of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument  as Tawtoykya, meaning “the place where the songs came from.” For archaeologists and

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Altered Landscapes

Online
6/9/2022

Michael Namingha’s (Tewa/Hopi) Altered Landscape series are abstract, photography-based works that juxtapose geometric shapes in bright neon colors against black-and-white aerial landscapes from the Four Corners region. The compositions are mounted to

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In this session, we will dive into understanding the ideals and techniques of Priscilla Tacheney - a Navajo photographer that has delved into the creative work of landscape, portrait, and conceptual art photography throughout her career. The session will

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Bears Ears National Monument is home to rich cultural heritage and is sacred to many Native American communities who continue to utilize the landscape today. In 2021, The Bureau of Land Management-Utah and the Bay Area non-profit organization, CyArk,

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In 1930-31, Julian Steward recovered hundreds of well-worn moccasins in Utah’s Promontory caves—along with mittens, bison robe fragments, bows, arrows, pottery, bone and stone tools, cordage, gaming pieces, and abundant faunal remains—making for one of

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It is commonly assumed that fishes were unimportant in the diet of past Pueblo people in the U.S. Southwest. Yet, small numbers of fish remains are consistently recovered from Late pre-Hispanic/Early Historic archaeological sites in the Middle Rio Grande of

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Based on his primary and literature research, Bryan Bates will share his experiences as a cultural astronomer and weave together the evolution of how astronomical observations contributed information to and how it was used by the Ancestral people of the Four

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Too often, journalists fail to offer authentic representations of Native individuals and issues in the news; this presentation will highlight the ways news media, past and present, have contributed to a legacy of misrepresentation of Native peoples with the

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Indigenous People of the Four Corners: The Lands Between

Cortez, CO
August 28–September 3, 2022

Join us on a journey through time to the lands between Mesa Verde and Cedar Mesa, as we investigate cultural connections from 4,000 years ago to the present day. Together we experience various features and architecture on the landscape to include: pictographs

Starting at: $3,200

Archaeology Research Program: Session 1

Cortez, CO
September 12–16, 2022

Crow Canyon is partnering with the Cortez Cultural Center to conduct an archaeological survey of the Hawkins Preserve, a 122-acre natural area located just south of Cortez, Colorado. The preserve includes numerous Pueblo I–Pueblo III period habitations that

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Communities Through Time: Mesa Verde Region

Cortez, CO
September 18–24, 2022

Join us on a tour of Crow Canyon’s 39 years of research in the Mesa Verde region and thousands of years through time. We’ll experience Basketmaker III–Pueblo III period sites where the Neolithic transition, community formation, migrations, and social

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Archaeology Research Program, Session 2

Cortez, CO
September 26–30, 2022

Crow Canyon is partnering with the Cortez Cultural Center to conduct an archaeological survey of the Hawkins Preserve, a 122-acre natural area located just south of Cortez, Colorado. The preserve includes numerous Pueblo I–Pueblo III period habitations that

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SOLD OUT Line of Sight: The Bears Ears

Blanding, UT
October 23–29, 2022

Trace the “High Road” of Ancestral Puebloans by visiting Great Houses, Tower Sites, and Petroglyph Panels of high places. Begin our journey in the shadow of Mesa Verde, wind through Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, and explore the iconic

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Paint is one of the oldest known human technologies, yet it remains underrepresented in archaeological discourse. Making paint requires intimate knowledge of geologic sources, processing requirements, and application techniques. In the contemporary Pueblo

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