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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.


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.

Yucca House and Snider's Well

Jul 16, 2015

Yucca House was a great village of the Ancestral Puebloans and is one of the largest archaeological sites in southwest Colorado. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with archaeology expedition historian and author Fred Blackburn about a feature at the site named Snider's Well that was documented in excavations in the late 1800s, the history of the land ownership and investigations there, and what he hopes to learn from his research.

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Crow Canyon Archaeological center supervisory archaeologist Caitlin Sommer about their upcoming excavations at Indian Camp Ranch, what has been learned about the sites in this area so far, and how the shift to agriculture seen at these Puebloan archaeological sites can be seen as a common history for all of humankind.

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In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Jonathan Gottschall, author and fellow at Washington & Jefferson College, about how we are all hardwired to learn and experience through the sharing of stories, the complimentary relationship between stories and science, and how the stories we tell change us in fundamental ways.

Jefferson County Open School

The Jefferson County Open School in Lakewood, Colorado provides alternatives to conventional schooling that strive toward creating lifelong learners.