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2013
29
Sep

Archaeological Community Continues the Struggle against Televised Looting

Archaeological Community Continues the Struggle against Televised Looting John Muir once observed that nothing “dollarable” was safe. He meant that no matter how important something was to our future, no matter if important to our nation as a whole, nor even sacred, if its ruination could bring ...
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2013
26
Sep

Routes to the New World

By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist and Chaco Scholar at Salmon Ruins   Recently, I was a guest on the Scott Michlin Morning Program at KSJE, the San Juan College radio station in Farmington, New Mexico, where I discussed recent findings regarding migrations to the New World. (Listen ...
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2013
22
Sep

The Debate over Developing Lands Adjacent to Chaco Canyon

The Debate over Developing Lands Adjacent to Chaco Canyon As far as the Park Service is concerned, Binettnee Kirk suggested the resort might be pitched to the feds as a preferable alternative to fracking, to which the gas-rich Nageezians might resort if there's no other way to harvest income from th...
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2013
15
Sep

Bipartisan Effort to Expand Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Gathers Momentum in Congress

Bill to Expand Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Reintroduced The boundaries of the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument could expand under a House bill. U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick a Democrat, has introduced the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Boundary Modification Act of 2013, and if approve...
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2013
12
Sep

Back to the 70s—Enjoying an Archaeological Preserve

By Bill Doelle, President & CEO   Back to the 70s—I am talking temperatures, desert temperatures. Last weekend, daytime temperatures around Tucson kept to the high 70s for much of the day. For me, that means that hiking in the desert is once again possible. My time is always limited, s...
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2013
08
Sep

Oil and Gas Leases Pushed Back 10 Miles from Chaco Park Boundary

BLM Prevents Oil and Gas Drilling on Chaco Culture Park Boundary Opponents of drilling near Chaco Culture National Historic Park in New Mexico have received a reprieve from proposals to drill on U.S. Bureau of Land Management parcels bordering the park, which is home to ancestral Puebloan ruins. Th...
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2013
05
Sep

Paradise by the Antiquities Act

By Bill Doelle, President & CEO   Paradise is defined many ways. For me, spending last week away from a cell phone and the rest of the electronic world was paradise. My personal paradise was at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. It can’t get much better than that! Grand Canyon National...
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2013
03
Sep

Red or green?

By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist   Red or green? It's the state question of New Mexico—referring, of course, to the color of the chile sauce you want on your dinner. Synonymous with New Mexican cuisine, chile peppers are part of New Mexican identity. Even the road signs welcomi...
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2013
01
Sep

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Could Transform Archaeological Research and Preservation

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Could Transform Archaeological Research and Preservation In Peru, home to the spectacular Inca city of Machu Picchu and thousands of ancient ruins, archaeologists are turning to drones to speed up sluggish survey work and protect sites from squatters, builders and miners. R...
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