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MESA VERDE COUNTRY, COLORADO

Service: Artifact Preparation and Curation

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Program #13548RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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A thousand years ago, the Ancestral Puebloan peoples ("cliff-dwellers") left their dwellings in the canyons and mesas of southwest Colorado. Archaeologists have searched these ruins for clues to understanding their culture. Working at the Anasazi Heritage Center, headquarters for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, and the McElmo Canyon Research Institute, assist with the curation of ancient artifacts gathered from these sites and learn to recognize and categorize artifacts.


Highlights

• Learn from archaeologists about the Ancestral Puebloans and the basics of artifact recognition.
• Broaden your understanding of the ancient ways through evening discussions and presentations on flintknapping methodology and the sun calendars of Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde.
• Explore the depths of the curation facility at the Anasazi Heritage Center — and open a box to find out what artifacts are really inside!

Program Notes

The Dolores Archaeological Project is one of the largest archaeological endeavors ever completed in the US. Over 1.5 million artifacts were collected and stored at the Anasazi Heritage Center, a facility originally built for this purpose. Today the storage materials are degraded and labels are disintegrating. Assist curators in repackaging and updating these valuable artifacts before the information is lost.

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Site elevations of 5,500-7,000 feet.

Coordinated by McElmo Canyon Research Institute.


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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
8 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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4.9
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