archaeology

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A Cortez firm is one of three companies recently awarded a contract for cultural resource work by the Bureau of Reclamation.

Austin Cope

The Anasazi Heritage Center near Dolores will soon have a new name.

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Volunteers concerned about rock art near Utah Lake near Provo are taking the issue sitting down, so to speak. The Daily Herald newspaper reports that a small group sat in folding chairs over Easter weekend in front of 10,000-year-old petroglyphs on the lake’s west side to try to deter target-shooters from damaging the ancient works.

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Crow Canyon Archaeological Center near Cortez has weighed in against proposed changes to national monuments, including Bears Ears in Southeast Utah.

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Archaeology in Southwestern Colorado may bring to mind pot sherds, prehistoric walls, or the mass migration of people out of Southwestern Colorado in the 13th century. But a new study at the University of Colorado at Boulder adds turkeys to that list. To learn more, KSJD’s Austin Cope talked with CU Boulder Archaeologist Scott Ortman, one of the study’s authors, and a former researcher at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez. Click below to listen to a web-only extended version of the interview.

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