First Site Selected for Second Season

crow_canyon.jpgWe are researching a captivating location for Time Team America's second season -- Crow Canyon Archaeological Center just outside of Cortez, CO.

This area may have been home to one of the largest Basket maker communities known in the Mesa Verde region. Surveys show about 120 pit houses probably 1500-1600 years old. But recent tests make archaeologists wonder if there might be far more pit houses, as many as ten times more. Was the population boom even larger than suspected? Why? Where you find pit houses, you also find tools, evidence of what people ate and how they lived. We can't wait to see what we discover!
Photo: Students learn excavation techniques at Crow Canyon's current excavation site. Courtesy Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.

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