Location: Cortez, Colorado, United States
If you're serious about archaeology, don't wait for college! Crow Canyon's High School Field School is a unique opportunity to do hands-on archaelogy under the training and supervision of professional archaologists.
As a field school student, you'll be an important part of our research team. You'll learn excavation and lab skills, then work with other students, alongside our archaeologists, on a multiyear study called the Basketmaker Communities Project, a multiyear study of early Pueblo society in the Mesa Verde region. Our current excavation site was inhabited by ancestral Pueblo Indians (Anasazi) more than 1,000 years ago. The work you do will contribute to our research into a pivotal time in the American Southwest.
Field school students also enjoy weekend field trips and special opportunities to learn about contemporary American Indian cultures.
Period(s) of Occupation: Basketmaker, Pueblo Indian
Room and Board Arrangements
Our 170-acre rural campus includes indoor and outdoor learning facilities, an archaeological laboratory, and a lodge (with dining hall). It's a peaceful place to relax, watch wildlife, walk through the woods, and enjoy panoramic mountain views from the rocking chairs on the lodge deck.
Students live in a coed dormitory, and they are fully supervised by chaperons. Their roommates are other students of the same sex; showers and restrooms are down the hall. All rooms have bunk beds—students must bring their own bedding and towels.
Three delicious, healthy meals are served each day. Hearty entrees, fresh fruits and vegetables, and a salad bar are standard fare, and most special diets can be accommodated.
Academic CreditNumber of credits offered High school and college credit are available. See website for details.