Colorado Protects Remains of Clovis Era Structures
The Mountaineer Site, on the summit of western Colorado’s Tenderfoot Mountain, is home to some of the oldest structures in North America. Dating back 10,000 years to what archaeologists refer as the Folsom Period, the eight Paleoindian dwellings uncovered here are the only ones of their kind ever discovered. But the mountain is also important to telecommunications companies, which over the years have installed transmission towers at the site and inadvertantly harmed archaeological deposits. http://bit.ly/16fgzMy
Europeans in Clovis Migrations?
More than 15,000 years ago the first people came to the Americas, walking across the Bering Strait on a land bridge from Siberia, or maybe sailing east along the coast. These people spread down and through North, Central and South America, with early civilizations like the Clovis people taking root. As the theory goes, early Americans originated from a small group of people that made it over from Asia. But when researchers dig into the genes of some Native American people, unexpected genes, genes with a European heritage, jump out. http://bit.ly/HkXQpM – Smithsonian.Com
The Clovis Point: One of Smithsonian Magazine’s 101 Objects that Made America
When Edgar B. Howard heard that a road crew in eastern New Mexico had stumbled across a cache of big ancient bones, he dropped everything and grabbed the first westbound train. At the time—November 1932—Howard was an archaeology research associate at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. He had been working for a few years in the Southwest and had seen his colleagues in this intensely competitive profession snatch discoveries from under his nose. Days later, he was in Clovis, New Mexico, persuading the landowners to let him excavate. http://bit.ly/16F24P3
Lecture Opportunity – Cortez
The Hisatsinom Chapter of Colorado Archaeological Society presents Mark Varien on Tuesday, November 5, at 7 pm at the Methodist Church, 515 Park Street, to discuss the origins and decline of Pueblo Indian society in the Mesa Verde region as based on 30 years of research at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. More than 60,000 students have assisted with research including the recording of hundreds of sites and excavation of over 20 sites. Crow Canyon has also researched 1,000 years of interaction between Pueblo people and their environment through the Village Ecodynamics Project, a project funded through the National Science Foundation and including a wide variety of scientists. Dr. Varien is Research & Education Chair at Crow Canyon and has published extensively. Call Diane McBride, 970-560-1643 for more information.
New at Archaeology Southwest: Missions, Ranching, and Rendering in the Pimería Alta
In this Tea and Archaeology presentation from September 29, 2013, Dr. Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman discusses zooarchaeological (animal bone) research from several missions in the Pimería Alta. This research has revealed the importance of ranching and the production of animal products, linking the missions to local and global economic networks. http://bit.ly/1a95Sbm – Archaeology Southwest