Dr. Michelle Turner Bound for the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut

Posted November 22, 2021

Join us in congratulating Crow Canyon’s first postdoctoral scholar, Michelle Turner, who recently accepted a position at Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut. Michelle has done amazing work at Crow Canyon and her success as a postdoctoral scholar was so influential that we hope to continue the program through the Research Institute. While Dr. Turner has accomplished countless projects during her time at Crow Canyon, we would like to highlight a few of her accomplishments.

– Published work on Amaranth in the American Antiquity publication.

– Contributed to our understanding of Mancos Black-on-white pottery — the main decorated whiteware during the Chaco period.

– Developed a new lesson on archaeological dating methods (other than dendrochronology) and updated the lesson on ornaments.

– Taught National Endowment for the Humanities teachers about whole vessel analysis.

– Analyzed ornaments from the Wallace great house and the nearby Greenstone Pueblo with Dr. Kari Schleher.

We are incredibly honored to have had Michelle as our first postdoctoral scholar. We wish her all the best in her new position and hope that she will come back and visit us sometime soon! Thank you for all that you have done Dr. Turner!