Category Archives: Ancient American Southwest

Evidence of Hobbling, Torture Discovered at Ancient Massacre Site in Colorado | Western Digs

he site of a gruesome massacre some 1,200 years ago in southwestern Colorado is yielding new evidence of the severity, and the grisly intensity, of the violence that took place there. First excavated in 2005 near the town of Durango, … Continue reading

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Grisly Mass Grave in Utah Cave Is Evidence of ‘Prehistoric Warfare,’ Study Says | Western Digs

Nearly a hundred skeletons buried in a cave in southeast Utah offer grisly evidence that ancient Americans waged war on each other as much as 2,000 years ago, according to new research.Dozens of bodies, dating from the first century CE, … Continue reading

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Recapping the Recapture Canyon ATV protest | Friends of Cedar Mesa

Posted on May 13, 2014 A first hand report by Executive Director, Josh Ewing Frustrated with years of delay from the BLM in deciding the fate of a proposed ATV trail in Recapture Canyon, protestors rode their machines into the … Continue reading

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Photo of the day: Doors, Chaco Culture National Historic Park

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Photo of the Day: Great Kiva, Chimney Rock National Monument, Colorado

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Photo of the Day: Hilltop Ruin, Grand Canyon National Park

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Aztec Ruins receives grant to help promote its World Heritage ranking – Farmington Daily Times

Aztec Ruins receives grant to help promote its World Heritage ranking – Farmington Daily Times.

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Photo of the Day: Moab Rock Art

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Photo of the Day: Grand Gulch Primitive Area, UT

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Panther Cave: Rock Art in Danger

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

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Aztec Ruins Vandalized

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

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Today’s Photo: Four Faces Pictograph, Canyonlands National Park

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Today’s Photo: Door in McCloyd Canyon, Utah

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Sun Advocate – Contributors to offer reward for info on 9 Mile vandalism – October 6, 2011

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

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Visit with Joy and Respect – Visiting Archaeological Sites

                    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

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