Join us to celebrate 40 years of partnership, collaboration, and support!

Posted March 5, 2023

This year, we’re celebrating 40 years of Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. Since 1983, Crow Canyon has maintained a commitment to long-term archaeological research, including excavation, survey, and environmental studies, to address problem-oriented regional and inter-regional research. Today, we’re widely known as a leader in archaeological research and education and are recognized as an innovator for our involvement with American Indians in our research and education program development and for our partnerships with American Indian communities on mutually beneficial projects.

To commemorate, we’re inviting our colleagues, peers, supporters, and more to join us for a 40th Anniversary Conference and Celebration! This October, join us in Cortez to celebrate this milestone.

Crow Canyon’s 40th Anniversary Conference and Celebration

When: October 11–15, 2023

Where: Cortez, CO on the Crow Canyon campus

Featuring Joy Harjo, Muscogee Nation, Poet Laureate (2019–2022)

For more information, visit our registration page which includes detailed information about the conference, field trip offerings, and lodging.

The conference kicks off with a selection of four optional morning and afternoon field trips on Thursday, October 12. Capacity is limited and advance registration is required. Field trip destinations include Mesa Verde National Park’s curation room, Hawkins Preserve, the Ute Mountain Ute Farm and Ranch, and Yellow Jacket Pueblo.

Joy Harjo, 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States, opens the conference on Thursday evening. Friday and Saturday offer a range of panel discussions, lectures, guided walks, and demonstrations. Delicious food, entertainment, and keynote addresses complete each day. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!

Thank you for being part of our history. We look forward to seeing you on the Crow Canyon campus in October!