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Understanding When and How the Americas Were Populated
Understanding When and How the Americas Were Populated Most archaeologists would now agree that there were widely scattered, small but culturally diverse groups of people living in the Americas at least one or two millennia before the emergence of Clovis spear points. That estimate, then, placing p...
How to Honor Sacred Native American Sites: A Guide for Visitors
How to Honor Sacred Native American Sites: A Guide for Visitors Lyle Balenquah is a Hopi archeologist and river guide who spends a lot of time in Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument. Compared to many other national parks and monuments, Bears Ears is relatively unregulated, with few rangers to pro...
Archaeology Southwest Acquires Another Important Place of the Past: Baicatcan
Archaeology Southwest Acquires Another Important Place of the Past: Baicatcan In 2011, Daniel Baker donated a conservation easement to Archaeology Southwest over 8 acres of his 12-acre residence to protect a portion of the José Solas Ruin. In 2014, Daniel approached Archaeology Southwest about do...
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...
Coalition Sues to Stop Fracking in the San Juan Basin
Coalition Sues to Stop Fracking in the San Juan Basin A coalition of environmental groups filed suit in federal court on Wednesday to push back against Bureau of Land Management's permitting of hydraulic fracturing wells near Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The suit, which names the BLM and...
Park Service Considering New Rules for Deaccessioning Archaeological Materials
Park Service Considering New Rules for Deaccessioning Archaeological Materials The National Park Service (NPS) has proposed a rule to allow deaccessioning of federally owned archaeological items determined to be of insufficient national archaeological interest. The amendment to the Code of Federal ...