How the Dolores Archaeological Program Shaped Research at Crow Canyon

Located in southwestern Colorado, the Dolores Archaeological Program, or DAP, represents one of the largest archaeology projects ever conducted in the United States. Project fieldwork occurred between 1978-1984 in order to mitigate the impact to cultural resources by the construction of McPhee Reservoir on the Dolores River. The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center was founded as the DAP was winding down, and many individuals who worked on the DAP joined the Crow Canyon staff. In this webinar, four of these individuals—Bill Lipe, Tim Kohler, Ricky Lightfoot, and Mark Varien—discuss how DAP archaeological research influenced the development of the research program at Crow Canyon.