Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Moves Closer to Opening: The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (NHS) continues to move closer to establishment and public opening. Establishment of the NHS, which will help preserve and commemorate the site of the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre, was authorized by Public Law 106-465, in November, 2000. The NHS will be officially established when the United States has acquired enough of the massacre site lands to adequately protect, interpret and memorialize them. The United States currently owns 920 acres within the site’s authorized boundaries.
– Bandelier, Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon Listed as Sites Impacted by Modern Climatic Change: Global warming has arrived in the neighborhood, according to a new report by the National Resources Defense Council, an environmental organization. The study, “Losing Ground: Western National Parks Threatened by Climate Disruption,” was prepared in collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization and released in Washington Tuesday.
– Pecos Conference Preliminary Schedule Now Available: Special thanks to Brian Kenny for his usual fantastic work on the Pecos Conference website. The schedule is posted at
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