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Chaco Protection Legislation Is Balanced
Commentary: Chaco Protection Legislation Is Balanced New Mexico’s Sens. Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall are strong supporters of Luján’s act, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a reasonable compromise that offers great protection to the park and its cultural riches without turning the entire nor...
Are We About to Forget America's Best Idea?
Are We About to Forget America's Best Idea? Since President Trump assumed office, the government has taken what some historians are calling an “unprecedented” approach to the protection of U.S. land. This summer, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke reviewed and suggested modifying 10 national monume...
Wild Potatoes Were on the Clovis Menu
Wild Potatoes Were Apparently Consumed by Clovis Era Peoples A team of archaeologists and anthropologists, led by the University of Utah, has discovered potato starch residues in the crevices of a 10,900-year-old stone tool in Escalante, southern Utah — the earliest evidence of wild potato use i...
Kennewick Man Finally Declared Native American, Remains to Be Returned to Tribes for Reburial
Kennewick Man Finally Declared Native American, Remains to Be Returned to Tribes for Reburial The ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man is related to modern Native American tribes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday, opening the process for returning to tribes for burial one of the ol...
Creepytings versus Rock Art and Banksy, Part 2
By Lewis Borck, Preservation Archaeology Fellow Read this first part of this post here. View examples of Creepytings’s graffiti at www.modernhiker.com. The second argument that bloggers and commentators have rolled out to defend Creepytings’s actions is that we shouldn’t view her w...
Creepytings versus Rock Art and Banksy
By Lewis Borck, Preservation Archaeology Fellow One of the things I like best about studying human behavior is exactly how confusing human behavior can be. What we do as archaeologists, anthropologists, sociologists, human geographers, and/or historians is much less like the frequently used...
Petrified Forest National Park Expands by 26,000 Acres
Petrified Forest National Park Expands by 26,000 Acres The federal government is gaining control over an even larger expanse of rainbow-colored petrified wood, fossils from the dawning age of dinosaurs and petroglyphs left by American Indian tribes who once lived in eastern Arizona. The National Pa...