Founded in 1983, the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is dedicated to understanding, teaching, and helping to preserve the rich history of the ancestral Pueblo people (also called the Anasazi) of the American Southwest.
The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is located just outside Cortez, Colorado, in the heart of the Mesa Verde region. The area has one of the densest concentrations of well-preserved archaeological sites in the world, attracting the attention of archaeologists and capturing the imagination of the public for more than 100 years. Crow Canyon’s research focuses on the rich history of the Pueblo Indians who inhabited the canyons and mesas of this region for thousands of years. Our research
tradition is based on innovative investigative methods, the inclusion of American Indians in the study of their own history, and a commitment to sharing the results of our research through a series of print and online publications. Since 1983,we have conducted excavations at more than 30 ancient Pueblo sites. In the last two decades, our discoveries have contributed to a
greater understanding of Pueblo Indian history and culture .