Cultural Travels with Crow Canyon Archaeological Center


Crow Canyon is proud to present its 2007 Catalogs for Cultural Travel and Archaeology Adventures in the Southwest and beyond! Below is a highlight of our signature trip! Sign up for any Cultural Travel tour on or before December 31, 2006 and get an Early Bird discount of $100. Sign up for any Archaeology Adventure on or before December 31, 2006 and get $50 off if you mention code CRCC07.

Four Corners: Cultures Past & Present
Sunday, September 2, to Saturday, September 8, 2007

Scholars: Leigh Kuwanwisiwma and Dr. Catherine Cameron

Tuition: $1,995 Nonmember tuition: $2,095

The high desert landscape of the Four Corners—where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah meet—has been home to people for thousands of years. The ancestral Pueblo Indians left its red rock canyons and sandstone mesas around A.D. 1300 to settle farther south. The Four Corners area is a present-day or ancestral home to many American Indian groups.

At Mesa Verde National Park, Canyon de Chelly, Chaco Canyon, and Aztec Ruins, explore spectacular cliff dwellings sheltered in sandstone alcoves, monumental great houses with standing walls, and rock art panels with spirals, animal depictions, and clan symbols. At the Hopi mesas, visit villages constructed centuries ago that still thrive today. Driving across the huge Navajo Reservation, discover traditional houses (hogans), sheep camps, and bustling towns.

HIGHLIGHTS:

• Visit ancient Walpi, one of the oldest continuously occupied settlements in North America

• Ride open-top, 4-wheel-drive trucks along the sandy bottom of Canyon de Chelly to White House Ruin

• Appreciate the past and the present, the scientific and the traditional, through archaeological interpretations and Hopi oral history

• Tour Goodman Point Pueblo, Crow Canyon’s current excavation site, located on one of the most pristine archaeological landscapes in the country

SCHOLARS:

Leigh Kuwanwisiwma, cultural preservation officer for the Hopi Tribe, is an articulate educator and a dedicated traditional farmer who uses ancient techniques. Leigh’s work for the Hopi has helped demonstrate the affiliation between ancient Pueblo Indian society and the modern villages of Hopi. His work has helped bridge the gap between knowledge gained through archaeological research and the traditional knowledge of Hopi elders.

Dr. Catherine Cameron, Southwestern archaeologist, is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Colorado. Her research covers a wide range of subjects, including the analysis of population movement during the Pueblo period, the Chacoan regional settlement system, ethnoarchaeology, and architectural analysis. Most recently, she has directed excavations at the Bluff Great House in southeastern Utah.

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is a not-for-profit research and education facility.

Contact information for Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is:
Phone: 800.422.8975
e-mail: travel@crowcanyon.org
www.crowcanyon.org

PHOTO CREDIT: Will Lipman

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