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Bureau of Land Management Moves to Protect Chaco, Opens Public Comment Period
Dear Friends, Last Sunday morning I happened to glance out my kitchen window. On the power pole about 100 yards away was a very large white-breasted bird. It had to be a hawk. But it was really large. Fearing it would fly away, I moved swiftly to grab my bird guide and binoculars. I got a ...
The Promise of Existing Collections
Bill Lipe: The Promise of Existing Collections The value (and excitement) of archaeological field work doesn’t end when the pits are backfilled, the artifacts are analyzed, and the reports written. At least that’s true if the collections are safely curated in a well-run museum. Specimens collec...
Oil and Gas Development Is Allowed to Target Archaeologically Sensitive Areas of Southern Utah
Oil and Gas Development Is Allowed to Target Archaeologically Sensitive Areas of Southern Utah The Bureau of Land Management plans to move forward on nearly 52,000 acres of proposed oil and gas leases in archaeologically sensitive parts of southeastern Utah. Among the 43 parcels to be auctioned i...
What You Need to Know about the Dakota Access Pipeline Conflict
What You Need to Know about the Dakota Access Pipeline Conflict In recent weeks, protests against the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline across North Dakota have escalated. Native American elders, families and children have set up tepees and tents on a campsite near the pipeline’s path in the...