Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

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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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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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