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Crow Canyon Archaeological Center High School Field School

Location: Cortez, Colorado, United States

June 28, 2015 to July 18, 2015

Application Deadline: 
Friday, April 17, 2015

Deadline Type: 
Exact date

Flyer: hsfs_2015.pdf

Program Type

Field school



Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Project Director:

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center Research Team

Project Description

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

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum age: 

Experience required: 

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.

Member* $4,750; Nonmember: $4,875

Academic Credit

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


Contact Information
Caina Miller
23390 Road K
800.422.8975, ext. 146