Category Archives: CRM Archaeology

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: Grand Gulch Primitive Area, UT

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Prehistoric artists left mysterious marks | Reno Gazette-Journal | rgj.com

There’s a mystery to be solved in the Great Basin Desert. The clues date back thousands of years and are found in the form of petroglyphs and pictographs — rock art left by people living on the shores of Lake … Continue reading

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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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Winter Survey!

Ahh, a winter CRM survey project. This evening I find myself in a rather scary, “extended stay” hotel on the outskirts of the Colorado Springs airport. From what I’ve found on the internet, the combined odors of cat urine and … Continue reading

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Today’s Photo: Afternoon thunderstorm over the Book Cliffs

Extending almost 200 miles east to west–from Palisade, Colorado to Price, Utah–the Book Cliffs form the southern and western edge of the Tavaputs Plateau.  They provide a very scenic backdrop to an area rich in archaeology ranging from historic mining … Continue reading

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Today’s Photo: Just for fun – A rare Utah find

You find the strangest things on an archaeological survey. This little gem was found in a small clearing, northwest of Eureka, Utah. It isn’t quite 50 years old, so someone will have to come back and document it later.

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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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Today’s Photo: Not a photo at all…

Located “somewhere” in the Cisco Desert, Utah.

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Day 2: Historic Water Transportation System…

I think we’re done. At least, we finished walking/inventorying our ditch. All we have left is a visit with a local historian in the morning, who may or may not be convinced of the ditch’s true significance (or lack thereof, … Continue reading

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201109117211 | BLM archaeologists unearth significant find in NCA

Debated posting the link to this article due to an interesting statement/possible typo by the author (the Fremont were Caucasian? Who Knew?!?), but it is an exciting find and worth a read: Delta County Independent The Gunnison Gorge National Conservation … Continue reading

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