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The Pueblo World

Originates in Albuquerque, NM
March 31 – April 6, 2024

Step into the Pueblo world and discover the depth and diversity of Pueblo communities in the Rio Grande Valley. Accompanied by extraordinary Pueblo educators, enjoy a unique opportunity to experience deeper dimensions of Pueblo lifeways: Attend a Corn Dance

Starting at: $4,400

Recent excavations at the rancheria at Mission Santa Clara in California have produced abundant data on the life of Native Americans in the context of missionization from A.D. 1790 to 1840. This unique dataset provides rare insight into the lifeways of Native

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Nearly 120 years ago, researchers identified a most unusual find for western Kansas: a seven-room masonry pueblo. This discovery led to repeated archaeological excavations of this site (Scott County Pueblo) and other nearby related sites. The available

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SOLD OUT Glen Canyon Rising

Page, AZ
May 12 – 18, 2024

Climate change is significantly impacting Reservoir Powell, allowing Glen Canyon to rise again from the depths of impounded waters—a story of human history rises with it. Join us on an extraordinary journey in a landscape steeped in cultural traditions as

Starting at: $6,800

In this presentation, Dr. Jason LaBelle provides an overview of his lab’s ongoing work on Fremont farming communities located along the base of Blue Mountain, situated between the Yampa and White River valleys of southwestern Moffat County, Colorado. He

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One of the more fascinating archaeobotanical stories from the central Colorado Plateau and the San Juan Basin is the rare evidence of cotton textiles and spinning tools, but the absence of botanical remains, that could prove people were farming cotton.

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In this talk, Dr. Hill will discuss his insights into the value of considering Native perspectives on heritage. Archaeologists have historically either ignored Native American perspectives on their own past or granted them alternative status irreconcilable

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On August 5th, 2015, 3 million gallons of acid mine drainage was accidentally discharged from the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado into Cement Creek, which is a tributary of the Animas and San Juan Rivers. The government-initiated risk assessment only

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The National Mustang Association of Colorado (NMACO) is committed to preserving and protecting horses in the wild and promoting conscious and humane management of wild horses. The advocacy of NMACO was essential in the successful management of the Spring

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Flutes found in the Americas, and more specifically the flutes of North America, have been in use for thousands of years. There are many types of flutes that were developed by the Indigenous people of America. The modern standardized flute known as the

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Certain words become symbols. Crowds shouting “USA, USA” stir emotions of fervent nationalism. America is one of those words, often being synonymous with “freedom,” “self-determination,” or “Independence.” These concepts are the foundation of

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The southwestern United States has historically faced droughts and tough climate conditions, a situation predating the extensive effects of human-caused climate change. In Dr. Onac’s research, he focused on reconstructing the hydroclimate patterns of the

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Crow Canyon Archaeological Center started the Northern Chaco Outliers Project in 2016. This project focuses on the Lakeview Community, a collection of four neighboring Chaco period Great Houses located in southwestern Colorado. Ongoing fieldwork at the Haynie

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SOLD OUT Archaeology Research Program, Session I

Cortez, CO
September 8–14, 2024

This session is SOLD OUT. Life happens and cancellations do happen, so please add your name to the waitlist by sending an email to programs@crowcanyon.org.

Join an important research opportunity as a citizen scientist to help advance understanding

Starting at: $1775.00

SOLD OUT Backcountry Archaeology in the Bears Ears

Cortez, CO
September 15 – 21, 2024

This program is SOLD OUT. Life happens and cancellations do happen, so please add your name to the waitlist by sending an email to travel@crowcanyon.org.

Experience an unforgettable journey into Bears Ears National Monument. During this five

Starting at: $4,800

SOLD OUT Archaeology Research Program, Session II

Cortez, CO
September 22–28, 2024

This session is SOLD OUT. Life happens and cancellations do happen, so please add your name to the waitlist by sending an email to programs@crowcanyon.org.

Join an important research opportunity as a citizen scientist to help advance understanding of

Starting at: $1775.00

SOLD OUT Ancient Cultures of the Green River

Green River, UT
September 29 – October 5, 2024

This program is SOLD OUT. Life happens and cancellations do happen, so please add your name to the waitlist by sending an email to travel@crowcanyon.org.

Visit with respect as we travel deep into desert environments that depict the history of

Starting at: $4,600

SOLD OUT Movement & Memory

Cortez, CO
October 20 – 26, 2024

Crow Canyon’s beautiful 170-acre campus is your base on an exploration to places that are sacred, special, and seldom seen while discussing aspects of cultural influence through stories and lessons that are still alive within descendant communities today.

Starting at: $4,000

SOLD OUT The Salado Phenomenon

Flagstaff, AZ
November 10 – 17, 2024

The Salado flourished from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries from the Mogollon Rim to the Tonto and Tucson Basins. Here, the Salado intermingled with the established cultures of the region-Hohokam and Mimbres—finding their own unique footing and

Starting at: $5,000

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