Who We Are

Southwest Archaeology Research Alliance (SWARA) is a diverse group of professional archaeologists focused on the American Southwest. Our interests center on promoting research, collaboration, education, and hands-on experience to study the rich cultural history of the Colorado Plateau and its connection to modern Native American cultures. SWARA was established as a Flagstaff, Arizona based non-profit in April 2012 and obtained federal 501(c)3 status in 2013. Combined, we have over 80 years of professional experience in Southwestern archaeology.