Chimney Rock

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

2018
19
Feb

Early Agricultural Era Macaw Discovered in Chihuahua

INAH Reports Mummified Macaw Found in Northern Chihuahua For a long time, the archaeological site of Paquimé, in Chihuahua, was the only pre-Hispanic site in northwest Mexico where remains of macaws were discovered in cultural contexts, but in 2016, residents of the Avendaños ejido in San Francis...
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2017
30
Jul

New York Times Examines Three Threatened Monuments

New York Times Examines Three Threatened Monuments: Bears Ears, UT The archaeologist Benjamin Bellorado, a doctoral candidate at the University of Arizona, has conducted research in this area for 20 years. He led me down the side of a trailless canyon on one bright morning, as we stayed on the slic...
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2017
16
Jul

Diné and Pueblo Youth Join to Fight Fracking of the Chaco Landscape

Diné and Pueblo Youth Join to Fight Fracking of the Chaco Landscape “Save the sacredness of our land and our water and our air and our soil. With fracking, all of those components in life are at a threat,” Antonio said. The group recently held a “consent dinner” for the communities of Tor...
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2017
27
Feb

Identification of a Powerful Matrilineal Descent Line at Pueblo Bonito

Identification of a Powerful Matrilineal Descent Line at Pueblo Bonito They believe that power and influence in Chaco Canyon was hierarchical, belonged to this small group of people and was passed down through a female line between 800 and 1130 A.D. “At the center of Chaco is an elite matriline,...
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2015
15
Nov

Forest Service Finalizes Plans for Chimney Rock

Forest Service Finalizes Plans for Chimney Rock  Forest Service officials have released the details of a long-term management plan for the Chimney Rock archaeological site, three years after President Barack Obama proclaimed the area a national monument. Part of the national monument designation r...
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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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2012
23
Sep

President Declares Chimney Rock a National Monument

Chimney Rock Declared a National Monument President Obama exercised his authority under the Antiquities Act to designate a new national monument at Chimney Rock Archaeological Area in southwestern Colorado. The president’s decision provides this irreplaceable site with permanent protection and...
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2012
26
Aug

Community-based Archaeology Allows Public Participation in Farmington

Community-based Archaeology Allows Public Participation in Farmington Researchers speculate that one of the largest Anasazi ruins in the area still lies buried by the banks of the San Juan River on Tommy Bolack's B-Square Ranch. San Juan College offers students and community members the opportunity...
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2011
13
Mar

Chaco Digital Archive Demonstrates Best Practices in Open Access Archaeology

Chaco Digital Archive Demonstrates Best Practices in Open Access Archaeology How can we effectively convey information on the process of the excavation, the importance of theory and method, and the way in which general historical trends are interpreted from specific artifacts? It is time to op...
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2011
13
Feb

Mount Taylor Stripped of Traditional Cultural Property Designation

Mount Taylor Stripped of Traditional Cultural Property Designation It was about respect, said the Acoma, Hopi, Laguna, Navajo and Zuni tribes in mid-2008 pitching the designation of Mount Taylor as a traditional cultural property. A year later the TCP designation was a done deal, except that some...
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