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House Passes Amendment to Extend Moratorium on Oil-Gas Development in Chaco Buffer Zone
Dear Friends, Two weeks ago I shared that I, some of our staff, and esteemed partners were intensely focused on Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. I wrote during a lull as we awaited feedback from our authors on their edited articles and our graphics. Author reviews and comments were pretty pos...
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Aaron Wright, Preservation Archaeologist (July 28, 2020)—Several years ago, I shared the research I was carrying out on the petroglyphs at Taliesin West, acclaimed architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home in Scottsdale, Arizona. One reader pointed out the troubling fact that Mr. Wright ha...
The Stones of Taliesin West: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Petroglyphs of Paradise Valley
Banner image: By Marine 69-71, courtesy of Wikipedia In early 1939, in the course of constructing Taliesin West atop the rim of Paradise Valley, Frank Lloyd Wright and his apprentices discovered nearly 100 petroglyphs at the base of the adjacent McDowell Mountains. The ancient carvings were on bo...
Archaeologists Document Oldest Known Footprints in North America
Archaeologists Document Oldest Known Footprints in North America A team of Canadian scientists from the University of Victoria and the Hakai Institute has found fossilized human footprints of at least three different sizes impressed into a 13,000-year-old paleosol beneath beach sands on Calvert Is...
Is Revocation of National Monuments Even Possible?
Is Revocation of National Monuments Even Possible? Utah's congressional delegation, Gov. Gary Herbert, and Utah lawmakers have all-but-declared war on the new monument designation. Many have also voiced a desire to have Trump reverse the order once he takes office. That’s something no president ha...