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Wednesday, August 31, 2011 VOLUME 6 ISSUE 8  
CONTENTS
What’s So Great About High School Field School?
High School Field School Student Featured in Video
August Field Update
Bridging Cultures: Educators Examine Cultural Diversity
2012 Travel Adventures Are Now Online!
William R. “Bill” Thurston Passes Away
James “Jim” Kleidon Dies at Age 63
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What’s So Great About High School Field School?
Students Respond Enthusiastically!

High Schools students make new discoveries at Crow Canyon's current excavation site, the Dillard site. What’s so great about Crow Canyon’s High School Field School? Quite a bit, judging from student responses to the question, what is the best thing about High School Field School?
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High School Field School Student Featured in Video
Film Features New York Hall of Science "Explainer"

Jade excavating at the Dillard site. Jade, a student from New York City, attended Crow Canyon’s High School Field School this summer. Check out her take on the Crow Canyon experience—watch a video on the New York Hall of Science’s (NYSCI) SciSpotlight page. Jade was selected by the NYSCI and Crow Canyon to receive a scholarship for this year's field school.
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August Field Update
An Intriguing Discovery in the Great Kiva

A student from the Central Bucks School District displays his discovery: an obsidian flake. This month, we’re reporting an intriguing discovery in the great kiva at the Dillard site. At both ends of the north-south trench that bisects the great kiva, we have uncovered evidence of stone-and-mortar masonry that we think formed the upper wall of this large structure.
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Bridging Cultures: Educators Examine Cultural Diversity
Three Week Institute is Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities

NEH educators explore Aztec Ruins National Monument. Twenty-five impassioned and enthusiastic educators from across the U.S. gathered at Crow Canyon July 17 through August 6 to attend “Bridging Cultures: Diversity and Unity in the Pueblo World,” a summer institute funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
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2012 Travel Adventures Are Now Online!
Descriptions, Itineraries, and Scholar Biographies Now Available

Detail of Cahokia figurine. (Photo courtesy of the Illinois State Archaeological Survey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.) Detailed descriptions, itineraries, scholar biographies, printable brochures, and reservation request forms are now available on our Web site. If you love to explore the mysteries of the human past, check out our new lineup of domestic and international travel adventures online!
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William R. “Bill” Thurston Passes Away
Philanthropist and Crow Canyon Supporter Dies at Age 90

Bill Thurston. Crow Canyon is sad to report the passing of William R. “Bill” Thurston on June 6 at the age of 90. Bill and his wife, Beatrice “Mickie” Thurston, have been involved with Crow Canyon since 1983. They received an Honor Award from Crow Canyon in 2008.
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James “Jim” Kleidon Dies at Age 63
Archaeologist Remembered as Dedicated Professional

Jim Kleidon. On August 4, Crow Canyon lost an important member of its extended family when archaeologist James “Jim” Kleidon passed away.
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This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.


 
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