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
Academic CreditNumber of credits offered High school and college credit are available. See website for details.