News from Crow Canyon: Our New Laboratory Manager and Grant Funding

Posted September 15, 2020

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is pleased to announce Dr. Ben Bellorado as our new Laboratory Manager!

Ben is a familiar face on Crow Canyon’s campus. He was our Florence C. and Robert H. Lister Fellow in 2018, served as a Cultural Explorations scholar, and worked as a Lab Educator. Ben also helped start the Pueblo Farming Project.

Ben’s specialties include dendroarchaeology, perishable and textile analyses, ceramic analyses, cross-media stylistic analyses, ethnography, and experimental archaeology.

He recently earned his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. Ben’s dissertation research focused on the ways that ancestral Pueblo people visually expressed aspects of social identity, group membership, and social position during the Chaco and post-Chaco periods through the study of clothing and clothing imagery.

Ben earned his M.A. from Northern Arizona University in 2007 and his B.A. from Fort Lewis College in 2002.

Welcome back, Ben!

New Grant Funding for Research and Education Initiatives and Weekly Webinar Series

Crow Canyon was recently awarded several grants in support of our emerging research and education initiatives and our popular, new webinar series.

Two competitive federal grants totaling more than $55,000 were awarded to the Research Institute at Crow Canyon and will provide funding for the COVID-19 Rapid Response Toolkit for Tribal Extension and the Teaching Native Waters project.

Crow Canyon was also awarded $5,200 in CARES Act support from Colorado Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The support will help us continue offering our popular new weekly webinar series.

You can read more about these grant-supported projects in the Durango Herald.

Read the Crow Canyon e-blast online by clicking here.