archaeology http://ksjd.org en Using Archaeology To Tackle Today's Problems http://ksjd.org/post/using-archaeology-tackle-todays-problems <p>Archaeology is a science that most of us consider as a way to perceive the distant past, with little application to today's problems. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Steve Wolverton, Associate Professor in Archaeology at the University of North Texas, who uses data from ancient and modern sources in an attempt to shed new light on contemporary environmental and social issues.</p><p>Listen here:</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:04:47 +0000 Tom Yoder 12964 at http://ksjd.org Using Archaeology To Tackle Today's Problems A New Approach To Chaco Canyon http://ksjd.org/post/new-approach-chaco-canyon <p>The prehistory of Chaco Canyon has largely been interpreted using archaeological evidence that has lead to explanations of Chaco Canyon as a destination for Mesoamerican traders, a hub in a centralized redistribution system, or as a destination for pilgrims within a ritualized landscape. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr. John Ware, an anthropologist and archaeologist who believes that the key to explaining Chaco canyon may lie in deciphering differences and similarities among the living descendants of Chaco: the historic Pueblo peoples of Arizona and New Mexico.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Tom Yoder 12637 at http://ksjd.org A New Approach To Chaco Canyon Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Historic Preservation http://ksjd.org/post/ute-mountain-ute-tribal-historic-preservation <p>Historic properties and archaeological sites on tribal lands are managed more and more by Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Terry Knight, the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, about how his office protects important places both on tribal lands and around the southwest.</p><p></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 18:09:48 +0000 Tom Yoder 9839 at http://ksjd.org Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Historic Preservation Archaeological Excavations At The Dillard Site http://ksjd.org/post/archaeological-excavations-dillard-site <p>The Dillard Site is a Basketmaker III archaeological site in southwestern Colorado that was occupied beginning in the 7th century A.D. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Shanna Diederichs, a supervisory archaeologist at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, about their excavations at the Dillard Site, and what their research tells us about the site's prehistoric inhabitants. This interview was aired during KSJD's Spring Membership Drive on April 21st, 2014.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:33:57 +0000 Tom Yoder 8119 at http://ksjd.org Archaeological Excavations At The Dillard Site The Discovery Pool Research Grant Program http://ksjd.org/post/discovery-pool-research-grant-program <p>The Discovery Pool research grant program, established by the Canyonlands Natural History Association, provides funding for research partnerships between scientists and federal land management agencies in southeastern Utah and southwestern Colorado. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Fred Blackburn, the chair of the Canyonlands Natural History Association, about what kinds of research the program is funding, and how these grants foster understanding of the intricate cultural and natural resources of our public lands.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:39:28 +0000 Tom Yoder 5549 at http://ksjd.org The Discovery Pool Research Grant Program Museum On The Ground http://ksjd.org/post/museum-ground <p>Museum On The Ground is a program that brought 4th grade students to Lowry Pueblo to learn about the site from research professionals and Native Americans. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kathy Stemmler, Director of Education at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, and Victoria Atkins, Lead Interpretive Specialist at the Anasazi Heritage Center, about the Museum On The Ground program and a new exhibit featuring art and photos from the students depicting their experiences in the program.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:11:38 +0000 Tom Yoder 5265 at http://ksjd.org Museum On The Ground The Complicated History and Prehistory of Yucca House http://ksjd.org/post/complicated-history-and-prehistory-yucca-house <p>Yucca House is one of the largest archeological sites in southwest Colorado, and acted as an important community center for Ancestral Puebloan people from about A.D. 1150 to 1300. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with local archaeologist and researcher Fred Blackburn about this important prehistoric site, the history of research at the site, and how the site originally know as "Aztec Springs" became "Yucca House".</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:17:41 +0000 Jeff Pope 4638 at http://ksjd.org The Complicated History and Prehistory of Yucca House Prehistoric Pottery at Hovenweep National Monument http://ksjd.org/post/prehistoric-pottery-hovenweep-national-monument <p>The archaeological remains at Hovenweep National Monument near the Colorado/Utah Border offer many mysteries that archaeologists are working on to find out more about these enigmatic prehistoric tower sites. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with archaeologist Jonathan Till about the latest research completed on pottery from Hovenweep, and what it tells us about its 13th century inhabitants.</p><p></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:25:41 +0000 Tom Yoder 4261 at http://ksjd.org Prehistoric Pottery at Hovenweep National Monument