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Research, Education and American Indian Partnerships at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

edited by Susan C. Ryan

Hardcover Price $104.00
Ebook Price Open Access

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“A testament to the tremendous significance of Crow Canyon’s work to both Southwest archaeology and to the broader archaeological community.”
—Emily Lena Jones, University of New Mexico

“The only comprehensive, concise, and up-to-date collection of the history and work of CCAC. Offering an impressive compendium of scholarship in the Mesa Verde region, this book expertly speaks to a range of topics, from collaboration with descendant communities to industry-specific research questions to methodologies to pedagogy, and more.”
—Karin Larkin, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

This volume celebrates and examines the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center’s past, present, and future by providing a backdrop for the not-for-profit’s beginnings and highlighting key accomplishments in research, education, and American Indian initiatives over the past four decades. Specific themes include Crow Canyon’s contributions to projects focused on community and regional settlement patterns, human-environment relationships, public education pedagogy, and collaborative partnerships with Indigenous communities. Contributing authors, deeply familiar with the center and its surrounding central Mesa Verde region, include Crow Canyon researchers, educators, and Indigenous scholars inspired by the organization’s mission to further develop and share knowledge of the human past for the betterment of societies. 

Research, Education, and American Indian Partnerships at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center guides Southwestern archaeology and public education beyond current practices—particularly regarding Indigenous partnerships—and provides a strategic handbook for readers into and through the mid-twenty-first century.

Open access edition supported by the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center King Family Fund and subvention supported in part by the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center and the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society.

Contributors: Karen Adams, Michael Adler, Fumi Arakawa, Shawn Badenhorst, Benjamin Bellorado, Wesley Bernardini, Kyle Bocinsky, Grant Coffey, Shanna Diederichs, Jonathan Driver, Paul Ermigiotti, M. Elaine Franklin, Donna Glowacki, Rebecca Hammond, Michelle Hegmon, Kate Hughes, Timothy Kohler, Kristin Kuckelman, Leigh Kuwanwisiwma, Stephen Lekson, Ricky Lightfoot, Samantha Linford, William Lipe, Robin Lyle, Jamie Merewether, Sarah Oas, Scott Ortman, Winona Patterson, Elizabeth Perry, James Potter, Kari Schleher, Karen Schollmeyer, Joseph Suina, Kellam Throgmorton, Jonathan Till, Mark Varien, Richard Wilshusen, Thomas Windes, Steve Wolverton


Susan C. Ryan is the executive vice president of the Research Institute at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. An anthropological archaeologist, she has engaged in research, collaborative projects, and public education for almost three decades.

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  • Hardcover Price: $104.00
  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-64642-458-0
  • Ebook Price: Open Access
  • EISBN: 978-1-64642-459-7
  • Publication Month: August
  • Publication Year: 2023
  • Pages: 394
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Susan C. Ryan
  • ECommerce Code: 978-1-64642-458-0

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