– BYU to Catalog and Publish Data on Paquime Ceramics: $134,000 federal grant to the BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures this month has inspired the museum’s curator to unearth stored pottery from an ancient civilization. BYU students will catalog pottery from the Casas Grandes culture of Chihuahua, Mexico. The pottery collection, which is dated from the 1200s, has been exhibited several times in the past, but has never been adequately described and published said Glenna Nielsen, museum curator. “We have a very notable collection of Casas Grandes pottery,” Nielsen said. “It needs to be researched, exhibited and published. It is part of a shared heritage with Native Americans, Mexico and the United States.”
– The Discovery of Folsom Points in Historical Context: Few archaeological discoveries are as momentous as one made 80 years ago near the small town of Folsom, New Mexico. In July 1926, paleontologists from the Colorado Museum of Natural History were excavating the bones of an extinct form of giant bison when they uncovered the tip of an unusual type of flint spear point. These bison were 10,000 years old, but most archaeologists thought people had been in America for only a few thousand years. This discovery, confirmed by finding additional points among the bones, revolutionized American archaeology almost overnight. The spear points would be called “Folsom points,” and they were the first solid evidence that humans had been on this continent for a long time.
http://tinyurl.com/qe8fe – The Columbus Dispatch
– Wide Range of Interpretive Events Commemorate Tucson’s 231’s “Birthday”: So what exactly do you get a city for its 231st birthday? A giant pi