40 years of research, innovation, and collaboration!

We are deeply grateful to the Crow Canyon community for the kindness and generosity that allows us to celebrate, appreciate, and reciprocate the wisdom and perspective we have received from Indigenous people, communities, and cultures. As we look ahead, we eagerly accept the responsibility and challenge to embark on a future that optimizes our unique gifts in service to humanity.

Research, Education and American Indian Partnerships at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center Book Cover


Research, Education, and American Indian Partnerships at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

To celebrate Crow Canyon’s 40th anniversary year, this volume celebrates and examines the Center’s past, present, and future by providing a summary of its origins and highlighting key accomplishments in research, education, and American Indian initiatives over the past four decades.

Edited by Dr. Susan Ryan, this publication contains chapters written by many contributing authors who are deeply familiar with the Center and who provide insights on projects that focused on community and regional settlement patterns, human-environment relationships, public education pedagogy, and collaborative partnerships with Indigenous communities.

An open access edition from the University of Colorado Press is made possible with the generous support from the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center and the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society.



Nate Francis (Tewa)

Nate Francis (Tewa) describes the development and symbolism behind his design of Crow Canyon’s 40th anniversary logo—weaving in elements from his ancestral past and present-day experiences.


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