The Crow Canyon Occasional Papers are going digital!

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The Occasional Papers of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is a five-volume series published by the Center from 1989–1995. The volumes include important contributions to archaeological research by Crow Canyon staff and research associates including an influential volume on communal architecture in the Pueblo Southwest, edited by Bill Lipe and Michelle Hegmon; the first series of publications from the Sand Canyon Archaeological Project; the site report for Crow Canyon’s excavations of the Duckfoot Site—one of the most thoroughly documented Pueblo I occupations in the Four Corners region—and Ricky Lightfoot’s authoritative doctoral dissertation on household archaeology at Duckfoot; and Michelle Hegmon’s highly influential doctoral dissertation connecting pottery style to social dynamics at local and regional scales across the Pueblo Southwest.

Starting with The Sand Canyon Archaeological Project: Site Testing report in 1999, Crow Canyon archaeological reports began to be published in digital format and the Occasional Papers series ended.

For many years, we have sold copies of the Occasional Papers in the gift shop on Crow Canyon’s campus, and we are proud every time we see a volume on our colleagues’ bookshelves. However, we have run out of several of the volumes, which is limiting access for researchers and the public alike—especially for the next generation of scholars who often prefer digital access.

To improve access to these important scholarly contributions, the Research Institute at Crow Canyon has digitized each of the Occasional Papers and posted them for free download as searchable PDFs. We hope researchers and the public will find insight from these publications for many years to come. The Occasional Papers are available for free download here, and select printed volumes are available for purchase in the Crow Canyon gift shop.

The five volumes of the Occasional Papers of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center include:

  • 1989 The Architecture of Social Integration in Prehistoric Pueblos, Occasional Paper No. 1. Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez, Colorado. Lipe, William D. and Michelle Hegmon (editors)

  • 1992 The Sand Canyon Archaeological Project: A Progress Report, Occasional Paper No. 2. Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez, Colorado. Lipe, William D. (editor)

  • 1993 The Duckfoot Site: Vol. 1, Descriptive Archaeology, Occasional Paper No. 3. Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez, Colorado. Lightfoot, Ricky R. and Mary C. Etzkorn (editors)

  • 1994 The Duckfoot Site: Vol. 2, Archaeology of the House and Household, Occasional Paper No. 4. Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez, Colorado. Lightfoot, Ricky R.

  • 1995 The Social Dynamics of Pottery Style in the Early Puebloan Southwest, Occasional Paper No. 5. Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez, Colorado. Hegmon, Michelle

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