archaeology

Author Craig Childs on "Waking The Mammoth"

Sep 14, 2016
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The film "Waking The Mammoth", which documents and honors the mammoths and ancient peoples that roamed North America tens of thousands of years ago, has raised new questions about human relationships to the environment through time.

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A Southwestern archaeologist and author who excelled at helping the public understand her field has died.


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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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The Bureau of Land Management has announced it will defer a planned oil and gas lease auction for some 2,000 acres near Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The agency says the three parcels were under evaluation for an October 16th auction but required NEPA and tribal consultation has not yet been concluded.

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is gearing up for their 2016 excavation season at a group of sites north of Cortez that may hold clues about the changes that prehistoric inhabitants of the area were going through in the seventh and eighth centuries. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Caitlin Sommer, supervisory archaeologist at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, about their work at the sites so far, and what they hope to learn during their investigations this year.

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