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Location: Cortez, Colorado, United States
Season Dates: June 29, 2014 - July 19, 2014
Application Deadline: April 18, 2014
Affiliation: Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
Project Director: Crow Canyon Archaeological Center Research Team
Each year, approximately 30 teens from around the country take advantage of the unequaled opportunity to explore the exciting field of archaeology in Crow Canyon’s High School Field School. During three extraordinary weeks, students learn about archaeology in an intensive, hands-on program, while contributing to Crow Canyon’s ongoing research into ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi) culture. Students work alongside professional archaeologists in the field, excavating at our current research site, and in the lab, washing, cataloging, and analyzing artifacts. The program includes field trips to archaeological sites in the area, study and discussion, time for reflection, and many opportunities to make new friends. This well-rounded program provides an exciting opportunity for high school students interested in archaeology and is especially good for those considering archaeology as a future career.
Period(s) of Occupation: Basketmaker, Pueblo Indian
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Age: 15
Experience Required: none
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 counselors and other Crow Canyon staff during their stay. Their roommates are other students of the same sex, and 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.
Be sure to see Plan Your Visit to learn more about Crow Canyon and our campus.
Cost: Member* $4,750; Nonmember: $4,875
Number of credits offered: High school credit must be arranged with your own high school before you arrive at Crow Canyon. Graduated high school seniors may apply for two continuing education units from Adams State College for an additional fee.
23390 Road K
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 800-422-8975, ext. 146