Anasazi Heritage Center

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Kate Sarther Gann
Communications Coordinator
(520) 882-6946, ext. 16

2016
27
Nov

New Data on the Domestication of Maize

New Data on the Domestication of Maize According to an international team of scientists who have sequenced the genome of a 5,310-year-old maize cob from the Tehuacan Valley, the maize (Zea mays) grown in central Mexico more than five millennia ago was genetically more similar to modern maize than to...
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2016
28
Oct

Salad Spinners, Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometers, and Bones

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (October 28, 2016)—October introduced me to an unexpected new archaeological research tool: the salad spinner. I’ve just returned from a very busy two weeks in southwest Colorado, where archaeological chemistry expert Jeff Ferguson and I...
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2015
02
Oct

Gopher Jaws and the Past

Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (October 2, 2015)—I spent this week in beautiful southwestern Colorado working on the first phase of a new research project using animal bone chemistry to examine how people’s access to food animals changed over time in the Mesa Verde area. I ...
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2014
27
Apr

Cultural Conservatism in the Ancient Southwest - Research on the Edge of Salado

Introduction to Archaeology Southwest's Edge of Salado Research What slows or halts the geographic spread of an ideology—especially an ideology that brings people together? In our previous work, we focused on detecting Kayenta immigrants and determining their impacts in communities across the sout...
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2013
25
Aug

Plans in Place for Hydraulic Fracturing on Chaco Culture Park Boundary

Fracking Chaco Canyon?  That's why so many are looking for salvation in two words: Mancos Shale. The formation, which extends from New Mexico into portions of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, is buried about a mile beneath the surface. Estimated to contain upwards of six billion barrels of oil, approx...
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2013
19
May

New Mesa Verde Interpretive Center Opens Thursday

New Mesa Verde Interpretive Center Opens Thursday No more artifacts moldering in the “Tin Shed.” No more storing archives in nooks and crannies. No more driving a long, narrow, winding road to learn what Mesa Verde National Park has to offer.  After decades of fundraising and lobbying, and fiv...
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2011
01
May

New Craig Childs' Essay Examines Looters, Collectors, Museums, and Archaeologists

New Craig Childs' Essay Examines Looters, Collectors, Museums, and Archaeologists Human bones lie bleached and scattered, a ribcage stove in here, shoulder and arm bones over there. It looks as if a war was waged between armies of skeletons in this remote canyon south of the Arizona border. All thes...
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2010
19
Nov

Steve Lekson to be Honored by the Roy Chapman Andrews Society

Steve Lekson to be Honored by the Roy Chapman Andrews Society Archaeologist Steve Lekson is changing the past, or at least our ideas about the past. His work at prehistoric ruins throughout the Southwest convinces him that ancient Native American societies were more complex, connected, and cosmo...
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