Ben Bellorado is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Arizona. He has been living and working as an archaeologist in the Four Corners area for almost 20 years. Ben’s dissertation investigates how ancestral Pueblo people used wall murals and textiles as a powerful means of signaling their socioreligious identities among communities in the Mesa Verde region during the 13th century. Many of Ben’s research sites lie within the Bears Ears area.
Jonathan Till, M.A., lives in Bluff, Utah, and has pursued a multitude of archaeological experiences in the northern Southwest for 30 years. Jonathan is curator of collections at Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum in Blanding. One of his passions is analyzing the influence of Chacoan society throughout the Four Corners region, including many sites within the Bears Ears region.
Guest scholars include local historians and Zuni, Hopi, Navajo, and Ute tribal representatives.
All travel is by Crow Canyon vans. Expect drives on remote dirt roads. Our pace will be leisurely, and assistance will be given, but you must be comfortable standing and hiking for several hours at a time.
If you have any doubt about your ability to participate in a Crow Canyon trip, please contact us before registering.
Tuition is per person and based on shared accommodations. Tuition includes scholar honorarium, accommodations, meals listed, entry fees and permits, most gratuities, and transportation from arrival in Cortez, Colorado, on October 5, 2017, until departure from Cortez on October 11, 2017. Transportation to and from Cortez is your responsibility.
. Cancellations become effective on the date received. The following penalty schedule applies: On or before August 5, 2017, $200 handling fee; after August 5, 2017, forfeiture of all payments.
Terms and Conditions.
The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center's programs and admission practices are open to applicants of any race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, or sexual orientation.
Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California