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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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Stone Tools, Lithics, and Such..

To me there is something about finding an ancient stone tool that is so exciting, satisfying, inspirational even. One might reply to this with “You need to get a life”, but if you think about it, it isn’t such a strange idea. A carefully knapped chert projectile point, a perfect hammer stone, a well shaped drill or even a metate, the durable goods of the ancient world. They didn’t simply pop into existence. Each one was planned, thought out, hand-made with skill and care. Continue reading

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