Crow Canyon Archaeological Center: Making History in the Mesa Verde Region

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center was established as a not-for-profit archaeological research and education institution in southwestern Colorado in 1983. The Center’s founder, Stuart Struever, believed that significantly advancing knowledge and understanding of the human past required concentrated, long-term research. As Crow Canyon approaches 40 years of research, education, and Native American partnerships in the Mesa Verde Region, Dr. Lightfoot reflects on the Center’s origins and contributions to knowledge.