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Teen camps, school groups, Research Programs questions: Laura Brown at 970-564-4346 or [email protected]
Cultural Explorations questions: Tayler Hasbrouck at 800-422-8975 ext. 457, or [email protected]

Recent News

2020 Annual Meeting Summary – A Message From Crow Canyon’s President

Liz Perry

With the Annual Meeting behind us, our staff members are closing down outdoor projects and preparing for winter work. I’d like to share a few take-away messages from the Annual Meeting.

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Basketmaker Communities Project Final Interpretive Report and Companion Database

Basketmaker Communities Project Final Interpretive Report and Companion Database

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is pleased to announce the publication of the Basketmaker Communities Project Final Interpretive Report and Companion Database!

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Donate on or before December 8 for Colorado Gives Day!

Donate on or before December 8 for Colorado Gives Day!

Crow Canyon is excited to participate in this year’s Colorado Gives Day, which will take place on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

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NEW FEATURE: Access the Crow Canyon Photo Database!

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center gathers a large number of photographs documenting excavations and the material culture of the Mesa Verde region. These images are an important feature to the research we conduct and a necessary part of the scientific archive.
As part of our mission to support public archaeology, we have updated our research archives with a new-and-improved photo database that is user-friendly and accessible to everyone. This new feature will allow descendant community members, researchers, citizen scientists, educators, and students to search for specific fields and locate relevant images.
Please visit and have fun exploring!

Cortez Locals Bob and Diane McBride Awarded Prestigious Ivol K. Hagar Archaeological Award

Cortez Locals Bob and Diane McBride Awarded Prestigious Ivol K. Hagar Archaeological Award

Congratulations to frequent Crow Canyon volunteers and collaborators Bob and Diane McBride who in September were awarded the prestigious Ivol K. Hagar award by the Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society.

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A Moment of Gratitude – A Message from Crow Canyon’s President

A Message from Crow Canyon’s President

We would like to invite you to our future. But first, a moment of gratitude...

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Crow Canyon Events

How Prevalent Was Ancestral Pueblo Garden Hunting? A Test Using Stable Isotopes and Rabbit Remains with Jonathan Dombrosky

Thursday, November 19th at 4 p.m. MST

Jonathan summarizes ongoing work in Zooarchaeology Lab at the University of Mexico. His work highlights the need to more thoroughly understand how farming impacted wild animals in the prehispanic American Southwest, how those impacts altered foraging practices, and how those practices changed or remained constant through time.

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The Pueblo Archaeological and Historical Society presents Barger Gulch, A Folsom Campsite in the Rocky Mountains with Dr. Todd Surovell

Thursday, December 3rd at 4 p.m. MST

In this presentation, Dr. Surovell will talk about an intensively occupied Folsom winter campsite in Middle Park, Colorado that provides glimpses into rarely explored aspects of Folsom lifeways.

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Projects & Partnerships

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