Crow Canyon People

Our people make us who we are.

David (Dave) W. Melanson

Board of Trustees

Dave Melanson, Cortez, CO, is originally from the New England seaport city of Gloucester, MA and has served on Crow Canyon’s Board of Trustees since 2017.

Katie Williams

2024 Postdoctoral Scholar

Katie is a postdoctoral geospatial scholar for the Research Institute at Crow Canyon and is very excited to apply her knowledge of geospatial information systems to a variety of archaeological research questions.

Julia R. Frost

2024 Field Intern

Julia studies Anthropology and Art Engineering at Ohio State University and is interested in public education, experimental archaeology, and paleoethnobotany.

Delancey Griffin

2024 American Indian Initiatives Intern

Delancey is an undergraduate studying archaeology at Columbia University with a focus on Indigenous archaeology, repatriation, and community-based approaches.

Ivan Clow

2024 Lab Intern

Ivan studies at Hampshire College with a focus on Bioarcheology and Indigenous Studies.

Chelsea Betts

2024 Zooarchaeology Intern

Chelsea studies anthropology at the University of Connecticut with a focus on zooarchaeology. Her research interests include the relationship between feasting and spirituality, and the use of faunal materials to create clothing.

Jonah Bullen

2024 Lab Intern

Jonah graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2023 and is interested in studying foodways and human-environment interactions using paleoethnobotanical methods alongside theoretical paradigms such as political ecology and the multi-species turn.

Annie Kane

2024 Education Intern

Annie studies anthropology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is passionate about Southwestern Archaeology, Museum Education, and Community Anthropology. She hopes to make anthropology accessible to all through science communication and interdisciplinary learning.

Carly L. Rusch

2024 Field Intern

Carly is pursuing a M.A. in Culture Resource Management through Adams State University. She is interested in experimental archaeology, public archaeology/outreach as well as ceramic and lithic analysis. She hopes to research power relations through analyzing artifact assemblages.

Annita Lucchesi

Sovereign Bodies Institute

Annita Hetoevehotohke’e Lucchesi is a researcher and scholar of Cheyenne and Italian descent, currently residing on her ancestral homelands in southeast Montana.

John Douglas

University of Montana

Dr. Douglas’ current project began as a Visiting Scholar at the Amerind Foundation in 2021, when he began examining the archeology and sixteenth through eighteenth century Spanish documentary history related to the Indigenous peoples of northwest Chihuahua.

Marlon Magdalena

Jemez Historic Site

Marlon Magdalena is an artist, educator, and performer of Native style flutes.