Archaeology Research Program

Excavate alongside our archaeologists at the Haynie site.

2020 Dates:
May 31 – June 6, 2020
June 7 – 13, 2020
August 2 – 8, 2020
August 9 – 15, 2020
August 16 – 22, 2020 (Alum Week)

Registration for 2020 research programs is now open! Hurry, please call our Enrollment Specialists today!

In 2017, Crow Canyon archaeologists launched a new multiyear project, the Northern Chaco Outliers Project. The focus of the project is the Haynie site, a significant ancestral Pueblo village located just northeast of Cortez. The Haynie site contains two Chaco–period (A.D. 1050–1140) great houses and numerous small houses. It's part of one of the densest concentrations of great houses north of Aztec Ruins National Monument. Join us this year at the Haynie site and in our research lab!


  • Learn excavation techniquesthen excavate alongside our archaeologists. What will you discover?
  • Work in our archaeology lab, helping to wash, identify, and analyze ancient artifacts.
  • Explore the cliff dwellings of nearby Mesa Verde National Park on a day-long guided tour (for participants new to Crow Canyon). Alums spend more time in the field.
  • Enjoy evening talks on current topics in Southwestern archaeology. 

Complete schedules: