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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...
Peabody Coal, the Black Mesa Archaeological Project, and Repatriation Problems
Peabody Coal, the Black Mesa Archaeological Project, and Repatriation Problems In 1967 Peabody Energy needed to clear land it was leasing on the Navajo reservation to strip mine coal, but ancient Indian dwellings and graves were in the way. So, as required by law, it hired a team of archeologists ...
An Archaeologist’s View of “Digger” Shows
By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist and Chaco Scholar at Salmon Ruins Host Scott Michlin recently welcomed me to his morning radio show on KSJE, the San Juan College radio station in Farmington, New Mexico. I’ll be on the air with an archaeology update each month. For the month of...
Archaeology Southwest's Statement on Televised Treasure Hunting
March 1, 2012 Here at Archaeology Southwest, we were deeply dismayed to learn that the National Geographic Channel and Spike TV are airing two new reality series that promote the willful destruction of our shared heritage. We brought this disappointing news to Southwest Archaeology Today readers ea...