Location: Cortez, Colorado, United States
The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is sponsoring a college-accredited field school near Cortez, Colorado. Through immersion in a five-week experiential learning program, students will learn the fundamental techniques of archaeological site identification and recording, excavation, and basic artifact processing and analyses under the direction of Dr. Susan C. Ryan, Director of Archaeology at Crow Canyon. Additionally, students will learn instrument surveying and remote sensing surveying techniques. Evening programs, field trips, and public events expand these essential skills and prosent resl-world opportunites to practice the principles of conservation archaeology. Students will work in groups throughout the program, rotating through the training modules that offer different but complementary skill sets. Students will interact with archaeological professionals while conducting fieldwork on the Hatch Site, an ancestral Pueblo habitation dating from the Basketmaker III through Pueblo III periods (A.D. 500-1280). Undergraduate and graduate students may enroll for 6 credit hours, either in Anthropology 279 or 589, through Adams State University in Colorado ($55 per credit hour).
Period(s) of Occupation: Basketmaker III through Pueblo III (A.D. 500-1280)
Room and Board Arrangements
Students will stay in a campground on Crow Canyon's 170-acre campus, just outside of Cortez, and will provide their own tents, sleeping kits, and personal gear. An gear list will be provided. Meals from Sunday night through Friday night are included in the field school fee.