Archaeology

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

Bill would expand Yucca House National Monument

Yucca House National Monument south of Cortez would grow six times larger under legislation introduced this week in Congress. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and Sen. Cory Gardner, both Colorado...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

BLM releases report on special management areas

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment about a preliminary environmental assessment of 17 areas of public lands in Southwest Colorado proposed for designation as areas of critical...

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

Lowry Pueblo gets 3D treatment

History Colorado has awarded Ekaterini Vlahos and Michael Nulty, both with the University of Colorado Denver, a 2019 Stephen H. Hart Award for their recent work documenting the Lowry Pueblo, a...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Canyons of the Ancients manager set to retire

A mix of excitement and pride emanates from Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Manager Marietta Wetherill Eaton as she prepares to retire in January after a four-decade career working in...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New book from Crow Canyon’s Kari Schleher wins ‘Best of 2018’ award

A new book by Kari Schleher with of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center has been named one of the best of 2018. “The Archaeology and History of Pueblo San Marcos ” (University of New Mexico...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

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