Archaeology

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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

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Archaeology Society to meet Tuesday

Archaeology Society to meet Tuesday The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society will host Gail LaDage at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Methodist Church, 515 Park Street, in Cortez. LaDage...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

81st Colorado Archaeological Society conference scheduled

The 81st annual Conference of the Colorado Archaeological Society will be held Oct. 7-10 at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. The conference will feature a Friday meet-and-greet and...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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When Forrest Fenn treasure hunters hit a dead end

SANTA FE (AP) – Don Dickens reached a peak on The Promontory at Yellowstone National Park, certain he would saunter down a few hundred feet and find the 40-pound chest of treasures that Santa Fe...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Florence Lister, prominent Southwest archaeologist, dies at 96

Florence Lister, a prominent archaeologist in the American Southwest died Sunday at her home in Mancos. She was 96. “She succeeded in a field that was dominated by men, and she found her own niche,...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Poll: 55 percent of Utahans support a Bears Ears monument

A recent poll commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts has found that 55 percent of Utah residents support the idea of a Bears Ears National Monument. Forty-one percent oppose the idea....

DATE: Aug. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News