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2013-12-30 23:24:39

Week of Replication and Experimentation Focuses on Ancient Projectile Technology Cortez, CO (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 In the Mesa Verde region of the American Southwest, the transition from the Basketmaker II to Basketmaker III periods (circa A.D. 500) was marked by, among other things, a major technological shift—from atlatl-and-dart weaponry to the bow and arrow. Archaeology enthusiasts who are fascinated with ancient technologies now have the chance to explore the significance of...

2013-11-20 23:34:29

Archaeology Research Seminar Focuses on Ancestral Pueblo Indian Communities in the Mesa Verde Region Cortez, Colo. (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez, Colo., invites history and archaeology enthusiasts to join its scholars for an in-depth study of archaeological topics during a 2014 Archaeology Research Seminar—Communities Through Time: Migration, Cooperation, and Conflict. In about A.D. 500, Pueblo Indian farmers began settling the central Mesa...

2013-11-07 16:23:52

"Living West" launches History Colorado Center's second exhibition phase after opening in 2012. DENVER, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- History Colorado announced that it will launch the second of three exhibition phases at the History Colorado Center with a new 7,000-square-foot exhibit, Living West, opening Nov. 23, 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131107/DC12441) This experiential exhibit journeys into the deep relationships between Colorado's people...

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...

2013-09-29 23:04:38

Pre-College Level Field School Explores Archaeology in the Southwest (PRWEB) September 29, 2013 The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center announced this week dates for its three-week 2014 High School Field School: June 29–July 19, 2014. Crow Canyon, a not-for-profit research and education organization located in Cortez, Colo., offers the field school each summer for students seeking to experience archaeology firsthand and explore the spectacular Four Corners area of the Southwest. “Crow...

2013-05-15 23:34:15

Program features ancestral pueblo pottery replication and experimental archaeology. Cortez, CO (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 The timeless beauty of ancestral Pueblo pottery reflects the skill and craftsmanship of an ancient people who thrived in the American Southwest for more than a thousand years. The ancestral Pueblo Indians began making pottery in the central Mesa Verde region–unpainted “gray ware”–between about A.D. 500 and 575. By the A.D. 900s, they were producing...

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...

2013-03-29 23:00:12

Explore an Ancient Culture in the Southwest While Relaxing and Regenerating Cortez, Colorado (PRWEB) March 29, 2013 An increasing number of adult travelers are looking to vacation time not only as an occasion to relax and regenerate, but as an opportunity to learn. With a 30-year history of providing hands-on educational experiences to the public, the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center near Cortez, Colo., has expanded its adult programs to meet this demand. Crow Canyon invites lifelong...

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2006-06-10 09:38:25

SALT LAKE CITY -- Government-funded archaeologists are making a push to survey ancient sites across a remote stretch of southern Utah before looters can scoop up the last artifacts. One team is recovering treasures before they disappear from the ground along Comb Ridge, an 80-mile monocline that Native Americans worship as the very spine of the earth. Another is shoring up the crumbling walls of ancient dwellings at 10 sites in the same region, about 300 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. The...


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Mesa Verde National Park
2013-04-24 15:47:49

Mesa Verde National Park is located in the state of Colorado in the United States. The park contains 52,485 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes including the basket maker and pueblo peoples, also known as the Anasazi tribe. In 1868, the American government made a treaty with the Ute tribe that established the area west of the Continental Divide as belonging to the Ute people. A new treaty was established in 1873 that decreased the Ute’s land to a strip that...

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