Archaeology

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Archaeological Conservancy offers tours of Yellow Jacket ruin

Public tours are being offered of a little-known ancient village at the head of Yellow Jacket Canyon. The Archaeological Conservancy, based in Albuquerque, owns the private Yellow Jacket Pueblo...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Mesa Verde migration to New Mexico gets new evidence

To help prove that cliff dwellers of Mesa Verde National Park migrated south to the Rio Grande pueblos in New Mexico during the late 13th century, researchers turned to an unlikely source: ancient...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mesa Verde reports increase in vandalism, graffiti

Mesa Verde National Park reports increased graffiti along public trails and overlooks and is using social media to raise awareness of the problem. Park Superintendent Cliff Spencer said recently...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Apollo 17 astronaut and moonwalker to visit Anasazi Heritage Center

The Anasazi Heritage Center and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument will host Harrison H. “Jack” Schmitt, who will present the lecture “Of Coyotes and Moon Landings” on Saturday, July 29....

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Sunflower Theatre spotlights Montezuma archaeological project

CORTEZ – The Northern Chaco Canyon Outliers Project could provide new information about what the Montezuma County region looked like more than 1,000 years ago and could change how scientists an...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Subway digging uncovers ‘Pompeii-like scene’ in Rome

ROME – Digging for Rome’s new subway has unearthed the charred ruins of an early 3rd-century building and the 1,800-year-old skeleton of a crouching dog that apparently perished in the same blaze...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Historic homestead restored in Recapture Wash

Last month, archaeologists and volunteers helped to stabilize and restore a historic frontier cabin near Blanding, Utah. The Shumway Cabin site, located on the banks of Recapture Wash, is part of...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Canyons of the Ancients group, BLM partner on land projects

After nearly dissolving in February, the Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance has found new life. On Wednesday, the friends group for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and the Bureau of Land...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Forgotten rock-art panel attracting attention in Bluff

A recently rediscovered rock-art panel at the Sand Island Campground near Bluff, Utah, is now within the new Bears Ears National Monument. The ancient petroglyphs along the San Juan River were...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Archaeologists to hear about S.E. Utah rock art

Janet Lever-Wood will present “Recording Rock Art on the San Juan River, Southeast Utah,” at the Jan. 3, 2017, meeting of the Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society in Cortez. The...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fort Lewis College student fined for vandalizing Native American site

The investigation into a group of Fort Lewis College students who vandalized ancient Native American sites in Utah was all but closed after one student came forward and took responsibility,...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fort Lewis College students vandalize Native American ruins in Utah

A group of Fort Lewis College students defaced ancient Native American ruins in the Comb Ridge area near Bluff, Utah, while on an outdoor retreat in October. According to FLC spokesman Mitch Davis,...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News