Crow Canyon Archaeological Center to Offer Tours to Namibia, Ireland and Myanmar


 

  (CORTEZ, Colo.)—December 19, 2011—The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center announced today its upcoming lineup of international educational travel adventures. In 2012, the Center will offer archaeological and cultural heritage tours to Namibia, Ireland and Myanmar (Burma). All tours are run by experienced Crow Canyon staff and are led by top scholars in fields specific to the areas visited.

Crow Canyon is an archaeological research and education organization located in southwestern Colorado. As part of its larger educational mission, the Center offers domestic and international travel adventures for people interested in exploring other cultures and delving into the mysteries of the human past. Crow Canyon has 25 years’ experience conducting tours both in the American Southwest and internationally, and is recognized for its limited group sizes, professional staff and ability to provide privileged access to rarely visited places.

 

Crow Canyon’s trip to Namibia will take travelers from the sand dunes of the Skeleton Coast to Damaraland, renowned for its amazing rock art and wildlife, to the Kaokoveld, where the group will explore the last true wilderness in southern Africa. The tour will be led by Grahame Thomson, a long-time leader in wildlife conservation, ecotourism and cultural tourism in southern Africa, with a special interest in archaeology and paleoanthropology. Joining Thomson will be specialists in other fields, including internationally known conservationists Garth Owen-Smith and Dr. Margaret Jacobsohn. The trip runs from July 11 to 22, 2012.

 

Travelers will explore ancient treasures and contemporary culture during Crow Canyon’s tour of western Ireland . Six thousand years of Irish history will be revealed in ancient megalithic monuments, Bronze Age tombs and medieval castles and monasteries. This tour is led by Dr. Samuel Couch, director of the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude in Idaho. Dr. Couch is a cultural geographer, educator and experienced tour guide specializing in Irish archaeology, history, language and culture. The tour runs from Aug. 26 to Sept. 7, 2012.

 

During Crow Canyon’s tour of Myanmar , travelers will board coaches, boats and aircraft to discover the country’s natural beauty and rich cultural heritage—from magnificent golden pagodas to fascinating cave temples and remote villages. This tour is led by Dr. Donald Stadtner, an art historian and published author specializing in Burmese and Indian art and culture. Dr. Stadtner will be joined by former University of Rangoon English professor Moe Aung Lwin, a Mayanmar guide and interpreter. On the second day of the program, Ma Thanegi, former aide to pro-democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi, will discuss the political and economic life of Myanmar today. This tour runs from Oct. 29 to Nov. 10, 2012.

 

For more information about Crow Canyon’s international and domestic travel programs, visit www.crowcanyon.org/travel; e-mail cpatton@crowcanyon.org; or call 800-422-8975, ext. 160.

Joyce Alexander

Communications Specialist

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

23390 Road K

Cortez, Colorado

800-422-8975, ext. 162

jalexander@crowcanyon.org

www.crowcanyon.org

About the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

The not-for-profit Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, located near Cortez, Colorado, conducts long-term, multidisciplinary research into the ancestral Pueblo Indians of the southwestern United States and provides experiential education programs for adults and children. Crow Canyon also offers domestic and international archaeological and cultural tours. In addition, the Center collaborates with American Indians on a wide variety of initiatives of mutual interest, including research projects, education curricula, and language- and cultural-preservation programs.

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The not-for-profit Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, located near Cortez, Colorado, conducts long-term, multidisciplinary research into the ancestral Pueblo Indians of the southwestern United States and provides experiential education programs for adults and children. The Center also collaborates with American Indians on a wide variety of initiatives of mutual interest, including research projects, education curricula, and language- and cultural-preservation programs.