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2013-10-31 23:39:07

NEH Workshop Explores Pueblo Indian History at Mesa Verde National Park Cortez, Colo. (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center announced today that it will offer a new National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for School Teachers. Entitled “Mesa Verde National Park: Convergences and Crossroads in the American Southwest,” the workshop explores significant subjects in American anthropology such as the importance...

2013-08-29 23:01:03

Crow Canyon Offers Trips to Italy, Croatia, Peru, and Belize/Guatemala with Top Scholars Cortez, Colo. (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center announced today that it will offer four new itineraries for its international educational tours in 2014. For travelers with a passion for learning about diverse cultures, history, and archaeology, Crow Canyon will lead trips to Italy, Croatia, Peru, and Belize/Guatemala. “Our new itineraries will include visits to some of...

2013-07-17 23:03:54

Most of Human History Happened Before the Written Word; Help Us Uncover This Past! Cortez, CO (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center's new print PSA, “98% of History is Unwritten,” is now available to members of the media. With its new “98%” campaign, Crow Canyon looks to bring attention to our shared human history, most of which took place before written words were available to describe it—and to inspire the public to take a hands-on role in...

2013-06-21 23:23:07

Noted Scholars Lead Tour of Chaco Canyon, One of the Southwest's Most Enduring Mysteries Cortez, Colo. (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 In an inhospitable environment in what is now northwestern New Mexico, the ancestral Pueblo people (the Anasazi) built an extraordinary system of massive stone buildings, small house sites, outlying communities and roads, all centered on Chaco Canyon. This vast regional network was the focal point of Pueblo culture from the tenth through the mid-twelfth...

2013-04-02 23:04:32

Scholarships Help Cover Expenses for Archaeology Summer Camps Cortez, CO (PRWEB) April 02, 2013 The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez, Colorado, offers an extraordinary opportunity for teens looking for their next summer adventure: the chance to become involved in real archaeological research during one of the Center´s three summer camps. And if teens and their parents act quickly, they can apply for a scholarship that will help cover costs associated with camp tuition and...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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