Tag Archives: Anasazi

Today’s Photo: Door in McCloyd Canyon, Utah

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Today’s Photo: Pecked Steps on Comb Ridge

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.

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Today’s Photo: Circular granary in Canyonlands National Park

One of the ancient structures located in the Salt Creek Archaeological District, in Canyonlands National Park.

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Granaries in Lower Grand Gulch, Utah

A pair of granaries above the trail in the Grand Gulch Primitive Area, in San Juan County, Utah.

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A Quick Look at Mesa Verde National Park

Managed by the National Park Service, Mesa Verde is situated on top of Chapin Mesa in southwest Colorado, just thirty miles from Cortez on Hwy 160. The road to the park, and all interior roads open to the public, are … Continue reading

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Possible UT state park closures, including Edge of the Cedars!

Unfortunately the bulk of the article is spent focusing on the potential loss of a golf course.  The Edge of the Cedars Museum in Blanding has one of the largest collections of ancient Puebloan artifacts anywhere, and a stabilized Chacoan … Continue reading

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Pining for Chaco Canyon

Situated in a dry, isolated canyon in northeastern New Mexico, Chaco Culture National Historic Park is both a destination for those seeking solitude (unlike other, more “accessible” National Parks, according to the NPS Chaco only sees around 45,000 visitors annually) … Continue reading

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A Trip to Long Fingers Ruin

In May of this year we met with a couple of friends from Seattle, Nancy and Pokey, and headed up Butler Wash to do some hiking on Comb Ridge.  This particular day our goal was Long Fingers Ruin–a medium sized, … Continue reading

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A Southwest Archaeology reading list..

I will probably never own a “digital reader” or “wireless reading device”.  I love books too much to ever consider trading in the feel of  a real one in my hands for the technological convenience of having hundreds of books downloaded onto … Continue reading

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Homolovi Ruins at risk

WINSLOW — Wandering across her parents' cattle ranch in the 1950s, Georgia Nagel often found pottery shards, petroglyphs and other remnants of an ancient Anasazi village along the Little Colorado River. Unfortunately for Homolovi Ruins and its treasures, so did … Continue reading

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Vertigo…

Despite my love for rock climbing, I have a healthy respect for (fear of) heights.  It applies to myself and anybody standing nearby.  When walking to the edge of some canyon overlook, I will be the first person to say … Continue reading

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Roadside Ruins ie. Drive-by Archaeology…

I’ve had people ask me if there are any archaeological sites to visit that don’t require “hiking”.  My first instinct is to ask “Why wouldn’t you want to take a nice hike?  That’s part of the fun!”  Well, for many, hiking isn’t … Continue reading

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The Procession Panel

Last month we took a quick trip down to do some exploring on Comb Ridge, in San Juan County, Utah. The Comb is a geological “wonder” extending north to south, over 160 kilometers in southern Utah and northern Arizona. My goal for this trip was the Procession Panel.. Continue reading

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