archaeology

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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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Archaeological sites in the Four Corners area are increasingly threatened by development of various kinds, but especially from oil and gas exploration and extraction. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with archaeologist Paul Reed from Archaeology Southwest about how archaeologists are trying to protect fragile cultural resources, how tribes are getting involved, and how development is changing how archaeologists do their work.

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The Native American Graves and Repatriation Act was enacted 25 years ago to help bring human remains and sacred objects back to the tribes to who they are affiliated with. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dan Simplicio, a Zuni tribal member and Cultural Specialist at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, about his views on NAGPRA, how it has been problematic for the Zuni tribe, and what needs to change.

Jeff Adams

In this episode of the River Trip, host Sam Carter talks with Jeff Adams of Interior West Consulting about his work as an archaeologist along the Salmon River in Idaho, the prehistoric and historic sites that are located there, and how the Salmon River corridor was used over thousands of years of human history.

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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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Prehistoric rock art in Australia and the American West have striking similarities in their production and subject matter.  KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with independent rock art researcher David Lee about rock art in a global context, what it can teach us about the similarities and the differences of people surviving under similar circumstances, and the impact of rock art documentation on land management and conservation.


Four Corners Research

In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Dave Dove, archaeologist at the Mitchell Springs Ruin Group south of Cortez, about the history and prehistory represented there, what has been learned from 23 years of investigation, and new technologies that are offering archaeologists new ways of doing research at the site.


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The Native American Graves and Repatriation Act (commonly known as NAGPRA) requires that federally funded institutions return human remains and cultural items to affiliated tribes. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr.

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