Recent Projects


Learn more about our ongoing projects, including the people, programs, publications, and featured stories and videos by using the links below.

Maize Database Project

Current Project

2019–now

As part of the Ancestral Pueblo Maize Database project, the Research Institute at Crow Canyon and the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office are building the first-ever comprehensive, publicly-accessible database of curated Ancestral Pueblo maize.

The Crow Canyon Digital Archaeology Tools and Access (CC-DATA) project will modernize Crow Canyon Archaeological Center’s research database to enable diverse forms of access for researchers, descendent communities, and the broader public.

Synthesizing Knowledge of Past Environments

Current Project

2014–now

Synthesizing Knowledge of Past Environments (SKOPE) is an NSF-funded effort to bring paleoenvironmental data to researchers and the public through an intuitive, map-based user interface, and also to improve the capacity of researchers to do reproducible paleoenvironmental research.

The Northern Chaco Outliers Project

Current Project

2016–now

The Northern Chaco Outliers Project focuses on the Haynie site, a multi-component Ancestral Pueblo village with two Pueblo II period (A.D. 950–1150) great houses located northeast of Cortez, Colorado.

The Pueblo Farming Project

Current Project

2006–now

The Pueblo Farming Project is a collaboration between Crow Canyon and the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office to understand ancient maize (corn) agriculture in the Mesa Verde region through documenting traditional ecological knowledge, experimental gardens, and genetic analysis.

Digital Curation of the Basketmaker Communities Project Data

Current Project

January–December, 2021

This project establishes a publicly accessible and secure digital archive of the Basketmaker Communities Project, an essential component of historic preservation and project planning.