Archaeological Preservation in the Four Corners: Surveying Prehistoric Puebloan
Join experienced archaeological surveyors as you delve deep into the history in Southwest Colorado.
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Program No. 16569RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Join experienced archaeologists to discover new sites in the most archaeological rich area of the USA. You will learn basic archaeological survey techniques including walking transects, field-analysis of artifacts, mapping and criteria for recordation. All information gathered during your week will be shared with other archaeologists to reconstruct the past environment and better understand the people who lived in it. No experience is necessary, just the ability to walk a number of hours daily, the excitement to learn about artifacts and features we will encounter and the desire to contribute to Southwest Archaeology. Your week will conclude with a special trip to the Ute Mountain Tribal Park to experience the prehistoric Southwest in a natural environment.
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Let's Go!
Program involves archaeological surveying each day. Participants will be outdoors all day, trekking 3-8 miles over uneven terrain—no trails, often through weeds—placing markers and examining artifacts.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Gain an understanding of Ancestral Puebloan cultures from local experts and by a special exploration of the Anasazi Heritage Center.
  • Find and document new archaeological sites in areas that have never been surveyed and are well off-the-beaten path.
  • Learn firsthand from Ute and Navajo tribe members about the lives of the Native Americans now living in “cowboy country.”
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