Archaeology making the news – a service of the Center for Desert Archaeology.
– Stolen fossils found in ex-deputy’s home: A former Colorado sheriff’s deputy is suspected of stealing artifacts and antiquities from public lands throughout the West, according to court documents including fossils, arrowheads and dinosaur bones.
– Cliffs of note: You don’t need to be a celebrity to get VIP treatment at Mesa Verde National Park. You just need to be a visitor this year, when the park turns 100.
http://tinyurl.com/gtzmj – Fort Worth Star-Telegram Sun
– Route 66 grant funds available: U.S. Senator Pete Domenici encouraged New Mexico communities and organizations along Route 66 to apply for cost-share grants offered by the National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program.
http://tinyurl.com/g9gn8 – Quay County Sun
– A recent article (March 3, 2006) in the local Boulder Daily Camera (http://www.dailycamera.com) might be of interest. Jeff Mitton (firstname.lastname@example.org) writes occasional science articles and this one interprets the presence of an isolated stand of pinyon pine near Fort Collins in north central Colorado as a result of American Indian transfer of pinyon seeds from the Mogollon Rim – over 500 miles away. Julio Betancourt of the U.S. Geological Survey examined packrat middens in the area and determined the stand was established between 1,200 and 450 years ago. FROM: William A. Lucius, Institute for Archaeological Ceramic Research, 845 Hartford Drive, Boulder, CO 80305, email@example.com
– Secret and safe: The new local Historic Preservation Office protects history by marshaling volunteers. And by knowing how to keep a secret.
http://tinyurl.com/kryf9 – Las Vegas CityLife
– Three teachers provided lesson in transforming La Pilita park: Seven years ago it was a trashed park and an abandoned-building-turned-haven for drug users and the homeless. Today it’s a museum, gift shop and teaching opportunity for students right next door at Carrillo Elementary School. La Pilita, as it’s come to be called, is also one of 23 landmark stops along the Presidio Trail Tour, Tucson’s newest Downtown walking tour.
– Lookin’ Back: Canoa Ranch cattle baron loses grip on money, wife: Frederick Maish shared a malady with a sizeable number of other wealthy and successful pioneer Tucsonans: An inadequate grip.