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The Case for Preserving Places of the Past
The Case for Preserving Places of the Past Archeologists and cultural experts define significant cultural places in various ways. Peter Nabokov, a professor of American Indian Studies and World Arts and Cultures at UCLA, puts it this way: "Their spirits of place dwelled among, could be identified ...
Does Evidence from El Fin del Mundo Point to the Origins of the Clovis Culture?
Does Evidence from El Fin del Mundo Point to the Origins of the Clovis Culture? At a Mexican site known as the End of the World, archaeologists have unearthed a Native American first: the bones of two extinct elephant-like animals that sported four tusks apiece, surrounded by 13,400-year-old spear p...
Cultural Heritage: Publicize and Perish?
Cultural Heritage: Publicize and Perish? In a story that went around the world two weeks ago, thieves with power saws raided a sacred American Indian site and cut out a series of ancient rock carvings. In the face of such a horrific event, the question is this: Should outdoors writers, like me, who...
Budget Politics Prevents Opening of Center for New Mexico Archaeology
Budget Politics Prevents Opening of Center for New Mexico Archaeology When you walk into the cavernous storage area at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology off N.M. 599 southwest of Santa Fe, what leaps to mind is the warehouse scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark, the classic 1981 film. For Americ...