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Extensive Pleistocene Trackway Preserved in White Sands National Park
Dear Friends, It’s 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening. I just arrived home, fed the cats, fed myself, and sat down to write about my long, satisfying day out on the land. I'm glad that I first read the lengthy interview with Bruce Babbitt, one of the articles that follows. Bruce Babbitt’s story h...
Continuing Coverage: Destruction of Sacred Lands along the Border
Dear Friends, This week I am celebrating—and indulging in—my addiction. To books. The celebration is because I am almost done populating my new wall of built-in bookshelves in my home office. It’s wonderful to have the information sources I need just three feet away from my desk. And ...
Continuing Coverage: Chaco Buffer Zone
Continuing Coverage: Chaco Buffer Zone Months after the U.S. House passed a bill that would create a long-sought, 10-mile drilling ban on federal land around Chaco Culture National Historical Park, the Navajo Nation is demanding Congress cut the proposed protection zone in half. The Navajo Nation C...
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...