May is Archaeology Month for many states in the Four Corners region (and across the nation), making this the perfect time to appreciate and celebrate the history and research of the people and cultures of the American Southwest.
In Colorado, History Colorado is marking “Colorado Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month” (as well as the organization’s 140th anniversary) with a number of events around the state. These events highlight the state's historic and archaeological heritage with lectures, the preservation initiatives of local communities, workshops, demonstrations and public displays. For more information, click here.
In New Mexico, the state's Historic Preservation Division will be marking “New Mexico Heritage Preservation Month” with a number of exhibits, tours, workshops, and other events highlighting the state's rich history and culture from the time of dinosaurs all the way through today. This includes a number of events and activities highlighting the many Pueblos—both ancient and modern—that dot the state's beautiful landscape. For more information, click here.
In Utah, May is “Utah Archaeology and Preservation Month”, which highlights Utah's remarkable history and people—from the ancient Indigenous cultures that called the area home for thousands of years, through the Mormon settlers and the opening of the first transcontinental railroad, all the way through today. For more information, click here.
For more information from the Archaeological Institute of America about archaeology and history events in your home state, click here.
Also, be sure and check out Crow Canyon's Archaeological Research Program, which offers you the opportunity to actually participate in our latest research project–the Northern Chaco Outliers Project at the Haynie site, a Chaco-era great house site located just east of Cortez. There are a few spots still available for our 2019 Archaeology Research and Lab programs—but they're filling up fast!
Click here or call 800-422—8975, ext. 451 for more details on how you can help Crow Canyon tell the story of the ancient past.