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Crow Canyon Statement on Bears Ears National Monument

Crow Canyon Statement on Bears Ears National Monument

The action of the administration to dramatically reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument is historic, and disappointing; it was also predictable. Both the administration’s decision and the decisions to litigate on the part...

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Crow Canyon Awarded History Colorado Grant for Northern Chac…

Crow Canyon Awarded History Colorado Grant for Northern Chaco Outliers Project

Work on the Northern Chaco Outliers Project got off to an incredible start in 2017, thanks in large part to your generous support and the hard work of our program participants. Now a grant from...

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Featured Programs

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Stories on Stone


arroyo-vino foodApril 8–12, 2018
Visit some of the oldest and most impressive ritualistic rock imagery in the Four Corners.
Scholars: Lyle Balenquah, M.A., and Steven Simms, Ph.D.

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Archaeology Lab Program

Analyze artifacts at Crow CanyonNew in 2018! Two sessions for our Archaeology Lab Program: July 29–Aug. 4 or Sept. 30–Oct. 6. Work with our lab archaeologists! Analyze pottery and stone artifacts; prepare artifacts for permanent curation.

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Archaeology Research Program

Northern Chaco Outliers Project dig siteSign up now for 2018 to excavate at our new research site for the  Northern Chaco Outliers Project. What will you discover?

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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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Lyle Balenquah, Crow Canyon programs and rock art 

Visit With Respect

Visit with Respect

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A Possible Stockade at the Dillard Site

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Travel with Crow Canyon: Dr. Joseph Suina's Story

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Travel with Crow Canyon: Barbara Schwietert's Story

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Travel with Crow Canyon: Dr. Bill Lipe's Story

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Travel with Crow Canyon: Libby Shafer's Story

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Grant Coffey, Goodman Point Video Documentation Project

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Kristin Kuckelman, Goodman Point Video Documentation Project

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Archaeology Camp with Trishna

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School Groups: Learning from the Human Experience

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