Project Archaeology Teachers Institute

Date: August 8, 2004 - August 14, 2004

Location: Kelly Place, Cortez, Colorado (
Contact Hours: 45
Cost: $750 (does not include airfare)
Click here for printable Registration Form

Spend a week in beautiful Colorado with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Institute of History,Archaeology, and Education (IHARE) as part of Project Archaeology. The program includes all meals, lodging, and ground

Aug. 8: Introduction and Overview (night)

Aug. 9: McElmo Canyon Research Institute
guided archaeological tour (morning)
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument guided archaeological tour (afternoon)
Ute and Navajo Music and Dress Presentation (night)

Aug. 10 & 11 BLM Project Archaeology Workshop (day)
Cortez Cultural Center presentation (night)
IHARE Archaeology Workshop Part I (night)

Aug. 12 Archaeology Excavation (day)
IHARE Archaeology Workshop Part II (night)

Aug. 13 Guided tours of Mesa Verde and Anasazi Heritage Center (day)
Wrap Up (night)

Aug. 14 Departure


For further information contact Dr. Peter Feinman at the Institute of History, Archaeology and Education at 914.933.0440 or email us at:

Project Archaeology ( is an education program jointly sponsored by the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Montana State University, The Watercourse. The ultimate goal of this program is to educate students to take responsible and thoughtful actions towards our archaeological heritage. Our national lands contain a remarkable and important record of past cultures, but this fragile record is increasingly threatened, The problem is widespread, occurring throughout the United States (and the world), and affecting all kinds of cultural resources from ancient ruins to historic ghost towns. A primary means of reversing this trend is through education, and actively reaching out to schoolchildren.
(Intrigue of the Past: A Teacher’s Activity Guide for Fourth through
Seventh Grades, BLM).