Archaeology

BLM designates special management areas

The Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office has designated three areas of critical environmental concern in Montezuma and San Miguel counties. The new amendment to the 2015 Resource...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Ceremony held for Mesa Verde’s early boosters

The Colorado General Federation of Women’s Clubs is celebrating its 125th anniversary by honoring early members who played a key role in the establishment of Mesa Verde National Park in 1906. On...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crow Canyon seeks answers to humanity’s biggest questions

Among the kivas, pit houses and other remnants of prehistoric humans in the Four Corners, archaeologists at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center are looking for clues to learn how ancient people...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Team to study historic inscriptions at New Mexico ruins

AZTEC – A Colorado historian is leading a team to survey inscriptions left by settlers and others on the ceilings of 900-year-old ruins in northwestern New Mexico. Fred Blackburn and his team will...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fourth graders explore ancient Colorado life through real artifacts

Needham Elementary fourth graders hurled balls through the air with hand-held launchers last week to learn the mechanics of ancient spear throwing tools used by archaic Native Americans. Ball...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amid calls for preservation, CDOT says archaeological sites can’t be saved

New construction typically doesn’t bulldoze through a graveyard, so why is it OK for the Colorado Department of Transportation to destroy and pave over a large settlement of Native American ruins...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trove of archaeological ruins unearthed south of Durango

A large, extensive network of Native American ruins was recently discovered just outside Durango on top of Florida Mesa, and it’s kind of blowing archaeologists’ minds. “As an archaeologist with...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Access to ruins-rich public land near Mesa Verde explored

Bear and deer wander among piñon-juniper forests of the Mesa Verde escarpment, where ancestral homes, plazas and kivas of the Native American Puebloan culture remain undisturbed. But what will...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Archaeologists find new sites at Lone Mesa State Park

On a low, grassy ridge near a ponderosa pine forest north of Dolores, archaeologists and volunteers identified stones last week that Native Americans likely shaped more than 1,000 years ago. The...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Visitors to Yucca House Monument encounter no-trespassing sign

An issue with a gate blocking the road to Yucca House National Monument south of Cortez appears to have been resolved. On Tuesday, Mesa Verde National Park Superintendent Cliff Spencer reported...

DATE: April 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Funerary objects will be returned to Native American tribes

Hundreds of items collected by amateur archaeologists and treasure hunters from the 1930s to the 1960s are being returned to Native American tribes for repatriation by Center of Southwest Studies....

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A race against time to document Native American shelters

For years, archaeologists have been documenting hundreds of wooden shelters left by Native Americans in northern Colorado, in a time-is-of-the-essence project as the land reclaims the historic...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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