Events

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Sep
4
Sat
Chaco Canyon In Depth @ New Mexico
Sep 4 @ 7:00 am – Sep 12 @ 5:00 am
Chaco Canyon In Depth @ New Mexico
Explore the vast cultural system of Chaco Canyon and the extensive network of outlying communities that developed in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado from A.D. 800 to 1130. We’ll visit Pueblo Bonito and other spectacular great houses in Chaco Canyon as well as the great kiva at Casa Rinconada. We’ll also have the unique opportunity to visit many of the most important outlying communities that are integral parts of the entire Chacoan complex still being uncovered by researchers. Scholars are still struggling to understand how this vast system developed and operated, and why it suddenly collapsed in about A.D. 1130. To complete the experience, we will tour the modern day Pueblo of Acoma and spend two memorable nights camping in Chaco Canyon. Some of the leading Chaco experts will join us.
See the full schedule HERE.
Sep
11
Sat
Best of the Southwest Tour @ New Mexico, Arizona, & Utah
Sep 11 @ 7:00 am – Sep 21 @ 5:00 am
Best of the Southwest Tour @ New Mexico, Arizona, & Utah
Experience the cultural and scenic diversity of the American Southwest. Our trip explores Native American cultures, both past and present, in New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. Expert archaeologists accompany our daily visits to some of the region’s most famous archaeological sites.
See the full schedule HERE.
Sep
29
Wed
Ohio Moundbuilders @ Columbus, OH
Sep 29 @ 7:00 am – Oct 3 @ 5:00 am
Ohio Moundbuilders @ Columbus, OH

Hundreds of years ago in what is now part of southern Ohio, a complex culture of moundbuilders flourished.  Extensive earthworks, some towering six stories high, are the legacy of the Hopewell and Adena people.  The Hopewell and Adena cultures, which flourished in the eastern United States from about 800 B.C. to A.D. 400, consisted of rich traditions and elaborate rituals.  Mica and copper ornaments, ostentatious burials, and the remains of large wooden structures are often found at their mound sites.

The Conservancy’s tour offers an opportunity to discover more about the Hopewell and Adena cultures with visits to some of their most awe-inspiring mounds and earthworks, which are now “short-listed” for designation as World Heritage Sites.  Throughout the tour, expert archaeologists will offer their insights into the mysterious world of the moundbuilders.

See the full schedule HERE.
Oct
23
Sat
Oaxaca, Mexico @ Oaxaca, Mexico
Oct 23 @ 7:00 am – Nov 3 @ 5:00 pm
Oaxaca, Mexico @ Oaxaca, Mexico

Join us in Oaxaca, Mexico during one of the most unusual festivals anywhere – the Day of the Dead. On this day, people prepare home altars and cemeteries to welcome the dead, who are believed to return to enjoy the food and drink they indulged in during life. Not at all a morbid occasion, the town is filled with celebration.

Oaxaca lies in a semitropical valley surrounded by the peaks of the Sierra Madre del Sur. The city’s architecture reflects its rich Spanish Colonial and modern history. Vast ruins of Ancient Mixtecan and Zapotecan civilizations lie just outside the city. Oaxacan archaeologist Dr. Jeffrey Blomster will accompany us on our trip.

See the full schedule HERE.
Oct
24
Sun
Colonial Chesapeake @ Maryland and Virginia
Oct 24 @ 7:00 am – Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm
Colonial Chesapeake @ Maryland and Virginia

Join us as we spend a week this fall exploring the Chesapeake Bay’s rich 17th and 18th century culture. Our exciting journey will take us from the colonial capitals of Annapolis, Maryland and Williamsburg, Virginia, to the first permanent English colony in North America at Jamestown, to George Washington’s home at Mt. Vernon.

See the full schedule HERE.