In 2015, Crow Canyon will launch a college-accredited field school.
Through immersion in a four-week experiential learning program, college students will learn the fundamental techniques of archaeological site identification and recording, excavation, and basic artifact processing and analyses under the direction of Susan C. Ryan, Ph.D., director of archaeology at Crow Canyon. Students will learn instrument surveying and remote-sensing surveying techniques. Evening programs, field trips, and other events will expand these essential skills and present real-world opportunities to practice the principles of conservation archaeology.
Students will work in groups throughout the program, rotating through training modules that offer different, but complementary, skill sets. They will interact with archaeological professionals while conducting fieldwork at the Hatch site, an ancestral Pueblo habitation dating from the Basketmaker III through Pueblo III periods (A.D. 500–1300).
The field school fee will be $3,900. Graduate and undergraduate students may enroll for six credit hours through Adams State University, at an additional cost of $330.