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More News and Views on New Bill to Protect Greater Chaco
More News and Views on New Bill to Protect Greater Chaco The fight to preserve Chaco Canyon cannot take decades — too much would be lost — but passing this important legislation is a step in the right direction. Remember, too, that Chaco is not just a New Mexico treasure. Like Stonehenge in Eng...
Celebrating a Mammoth Dust-Up in Bluff
R. E. Burrillo, University of Utah San Juan County is no stranger to controversy. A divisive and tragic bust of archaeological looters took place in Blanding between 2007 and 2009. In 2014, a group of fed-up locals followed a county commissioner on an illegal “protest ride” through a popul...
Judge Rules Vandalism by ATV Is Not Protected Speech
Judge Rules Vandalism by ATV Is Not Protected Speech A federal judge on Wednesday rejected San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman's claim that the First Amendment shields him from conspiracy charges stemming from his role in organizing a motorized group ride into southeastern Utah's Recapture Can...
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...