Telluride Inside… and Out at Crow Canyon: an Educator speaks

Telluride Inside… and Out at Crow Canyon: an Educator speaks

Rebecca Hammond, an Educator at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, spoke with Susan Viebrock of Telluride Inside… and Out, about the educational programs at Crow Canyon. Rebecca's emphasis was on the youth programs and she spoke eloquently about the effect being in the outdoors had on inner city kids who come for the multi-day programs, especially the longer sessions which actually involve digging.

Rebecca's perspective is also interesting because of her Ute background, which has caused her to be involved in the ongoing, but fairly recent trend in archaeology to consider the views of the descendants of the culture being studied. Rebecca's comment is that though "baby steps" are being taken, Crow Canyon is ahead of the game, including having a Native American Advisory Council to help direct the activities of the center.

This is the sixth in a series of articles on Telluride Inside… and Out to spread the word about what Crow Canyon Arhaeological Center is doing in the fascinating study of the ancient Puebloan (Anasazi) culture in the American southwest. The series coincides with a joint venture between Crow Canyon and the Telluride Historical Museum to mount a special visit to the Crow Canyon campus on June 16, 2010.

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