Archaeology

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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

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Ute Mountain Ute tribe, CU develop archaeology field school

The Ute Mountain Ute tribe is working with the University of Colorado anthropology department to develop a field school to document and preserve ruins on the reservation. During the first two-week...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Researchers create a virtual version of Chimney Rock in S.W. Colorado

Researchers want to make it possible for everyone to virtually walk through the ancient dwellings at Chimney Rock National Monument as the ancient pueblo people did. “We’re going to try to...

DATE: May 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Artifact looting, vandalism surge in southeastern Utah

The Bureau of Land Management and Friends of Cedar Mesa , a nonprofit, formed an unusual public-private partnership this month to prosecute looters and vandals of southeastern Utah’s Native...

DATE: May 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life