Pueblo Bonito and Pueblo Alto in Chaco Canyon with prehistoric roads.

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Archaeology Southwest has joined a broad coalition of experts seeking protections for places in the Chacoan landscape threatened by oil and gas extraction from the Mancos Shale formation. Image © Adriel Heisey. All rights reserved. more >>
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Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist A few years ago, when I was a graduate student, a bright young undergraduate came into the lab to ask about [...] more »

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    On February 28, 2015, Dr. Karen G. Schollmeyer and Allen Denoyer (Archaeology Southwest) will share “the archaeology of making dinner.” This free public program is aimed at kids, and plenty of hands-on activities will be offered.

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