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New Tours and Educational Programs at the Crow Canyon Connec…

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The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is excited to offer a variety of new tours and educational programs out of the Crow Canyon Connection store located inside the Colorado Welcome...

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Join Crow Canyon for Cultural Explorations of Southwest, Baj…

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Spots are filling up fast for the final Cultural Explorations travel seminars of 2018, and you definitely don’t want to miss out on these incredible opportunities to...

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Univ. of Hawaii Professor Credits Crow Canyon for Start of C…

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There really wasn't much to see at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center campus when then-Washington State University graduate student Peter Mills arrived for the 1986 field season.

"In 1986 the campus...

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California School Making Trip to Crow Canyon an Annual Tradi…

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Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is proud to welcome hundreds of students from schools across the nation to our campus each year—and it’s especially gratifying when those schools come...

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Researcher Happy to Make Long Trip Back to Crow Canyon

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It's a long trip from Krakow, Poland, to Cortez, Colorado—but for Radoslaw (Radek) Palonka, Ph.D., it's a trip worth making year after year.

Radek is a professor at Jagiellonian University in...

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Featured Programs

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Archaeology Research Program

Northern Chaco Outliers Project dig siteExcavate with us at the Haynie site! Sign up now for 2018. What will you discover?

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Archaeology Lab Program


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and new this year; join us in the summer:
July 29–August 4
Make discoveries in the lab. Sign up today!

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Archaeology Day Tour

Crow Canyon archaeology tourJune 1–September 28, 2018
What's it like to be an archaeologist? Tour our lab and excavation site, and find out! Offered every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

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Crow Canyon Events

Join Us at CultureFest

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October 11–13, 2018
Join us at this year's CultureFest, a time for discovery, friendship, and celebration. This year's lineup of events and speakers is available now. Sign up today!

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You Help Students Find a Passion for Archaeology

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In elementary school Jessica Petrie asked her teacher how to spell archaeologist, because that’s what she wanted to be. In 2013 her parents urged her to attend Crow Canyon’s High School Archaeology Camp (HSAC) to see if she really liked archaeology. She did, and she did. HSAC solidified her desire to be an archaeologist.

“The experience really hooked me on archaeology and fieldwork," Jessica said recently, sitting next to a dig site here in Cortez. Through your support we provide summer camp students the chance to pursue their dreams.

Jessica returned the next year to our three-week High School Field School, and her passion and knowledge of archaeology only grew.

“I gained a greater depth of understanding with each camp,” she said.

This summer Jessica was awarded a highly competitive archaeology intern position. The opportunity is providing her with good field experience, and she enjoys working with Crow Canyon’s archaeologists.

“I’ve learned so much. I enjoy the intellectual aspect of thinking through scenarios of why the sediment is like it is," said Jessica. "I can read the ground and have a better understanding of what happened there.”

Your support allows us to provide important internship opportunities.

“In this internship, I am being relied on. Crow Canyon’s archaeologists have high standards and high expectations of me. They're counting on me to be an archaeologist. It helps me prepare for a career. They are training the next generation.”

Jessica is a senior year student at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After graduating next spring she is applying to graduate schools in the UK to focus on her interests of Eastern European and Mediterranean archaeology.

“I’m going to really miss Crow Canyon because of the great staff and opportunities. But I’m just happy to have a trowel in my hand!”

Projects & Partnerships

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Touch the Past, Change the Future

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Archaeology Camp with Trishna

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School Groups: Learning from the Human Experience

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