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Category Archives: Ancient American Southwest
Panther Cave: Rock Art in Danger Carolyn Boyd, executive director of the SHUMLA School, and noted expert on the rock art of the Lower Pecos, offers new interpretations of the region’s rock art based on the extensive research by the … Continue reading
AZTEC — Last weekend, vandals entered Aztec Ruins and caused several thousand dollars’ worth of damage to the ancient site. At least two individuals entered the ruins and proceeded to climb over fragile walls and enter closed ruin rooms. In … Continue reading
Contributors to offer reward for info on 9 Mile vandalism Print Page Email Page Share Get Reprints By JOHN SERFUSTINI Sun Advocate associate editor Several companies and organizations interested in protecting the archaeology of Nine Mile Canyon against vandalism have … Continue reading
Visit with Respect – A Native American Stewardship Message – YouTube. Southwest archaeological sites are fragile national treasures and sacred to many Native Americans. Made with support from the Colorado … Continue reading
Located “somewhere” in the Cisco Desert, Utah.
After wondering for several days when/if I would be going to Montana for a historic ditch survey, I can happily state “I am here!”. Back out with PaleoWest for another round, we flew into Bozeman this morning and headed west … Continue reading
Somewhere near the Book Cliffs in Utah..
9.5 miles of survey and 6 more sites and we’re done! Actually, probably only 4 miles of the walking can be called “survey.” Last night a very active thunderstorm parked itself over our project area, apparently for several hours. We … Continue reading
We only covered about 9 miles today. Considering we documented/re-recorded eight sites, that’s not too bad. We encountered examples of just about every type of tin can ever made, two new stone tool material types and a broken, corrugated pot. … Continue reading
We cranked out over 16 miles today. Well, 13 miles of actual survey and an additional 3.5 of going around arroyos and shifting over for each new transect. We accomplished this while dodging the thunderstorms that were surrounding us on … Continue reading
Another toasty day in the Cisco Desert, with FIVE sites recorded! Two of them were “historic can” scatters and, in my opinion, should be plowed under (just kidding, even cans need someone to love them). No stone tools or anything … Continue reading
We came across these pecked steps on the way back down from “The Procession Panel” near the crest of Comb Ridge, San Juan County, Utah.
This row of granaries is located in the Salt Creek Canyon, in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. This canyon contains a year-round stream, fragile archaeological resources, delicate vegetation and wildlife. Currently, a recent decision by a Federal District … Continue reading