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Home Adventure Travel Ideas Activities Cultural Ancient Pueblo in Colorado

Ancient Pueblo in Colorado

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Dig into the Past and learn about archaeology and Native American history at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center located in SW Colorado. You and the kids can get down and dirty while excavating ancient artifacts from the 12-acre Albert Porter Preserve, an ancient Pueblo community center that flourished between A.D. 600 and A.D. 1225. The site is part of a vast archaeological region of mesas, mountains, and canyons surrounding Mesa Verde National Park. Work with researching archaeologists using a trowel and whisk broom to excavate artifacts; learn the laboratory methods and processes to analyze and catalog your finds; and, discover how the ancestral Pueblo Indians used plants for food, shelter, clothing, medicine, and ceremonies. Your family will stay in homey Navajo-style hogans and feast on scrumptious, hearty meals. Evening programs offer a look at dendrochronology (tree-ring dating) and rock art. Choose from Day Programs (recommended for 10 years or older) Adults $50; Children $25; or the week-long Family Excavation Program (recommended for 12 years and older) Adults, $900; Kids, $700. Teen, school groups, and other programs are available.

23390 Road K, Cortez, CO 81321


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