Canyon Chronicles

First Thursday of each month between 8:30-9:00am

Canyon Chronicles serves all those who love this land; it’s always-new beauty, its long and rich history, and our community’s very unique blend of cultures. All of us here now came before. Some of us just a few days ago. But many of our community trace their history in this land back generations. Some of us, back hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of years.

We hope in these programs to focus on matters of importance, and we encourage your thoughts and insights about this current broadcast and the direction or subjects future programs may adopt.  All your ideas are welcome. At the end of our program we will provide information where you may send you suggestions and thoughts.

Canyon Chronicles is hosted by Mike Woodrow and produced in conjunction with the Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance -- A non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the enjoyment, utilization and safeguarding of Public Lands -- providing volunteer and funding opportunities for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and the Anasazi Cultural 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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