Mike Woodrow

Mike hosts Canyon Chronicles on KSJD the first Thursday of each month from 8:30-9:00am. He is interested in the archaeology, anthropology and the cultural history of Montezuma county and the cultures and peoples who called this home over the last 13,000 years. For Mike all history is biography. He finds the best way for him to relate to the deep human experience in the Southwest is through story, and through connecting to the everyday moments in the lives of those who lived here before us. Mike is a volunteer at The Anasazi Heritage Center.

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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument's thousands of acres contain many archaeological sites that have not been thoroughly studied or documented. In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Vince MacMillian, a BLM archaeologist, about how research is being directed at Canyons of the Ancients, and how it may shed new light on the history and prehistory of the area.

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A new display at the Anasazi Heritage Center explores the diverse history of Native American basketry in the Four Corners from 7,000 years ago to present day. In this special edition of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Sarah Thompson and Bridget Ambler of the Anasazi Heritage Center about this collection and how it celebrates the richness and artistry of basket weaving in the Southwest.

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In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Dody Fugate, an archaeologist who specializes in prehistoric dog remains, about the co-evolution of dogs and humans and the role that dogs played in ancient societies.


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In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with archaeobotanist Dr. Karen Adams about her research into the plant foods that prehistoric people of the Southwest domesticated and ate, and how it sheds light on the food systems of today.


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In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Dr. Donna Glowacki, an archaeologist who has studied the depopulation of the Mesa Verde area in the thirteenth century, about its implications on the social and political realities of prehistoric peoples in the Four Corners area.


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