In this debut episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Paul Ergimiotti from Crow Canyon Archaeological Center about their Pueblo Farming Project, what we know and don’t know about how the ancient pueblo people farmed, and how they were able to survive and, at times, thrive in a harsh desert climate.
Yucca House is one of the largest archeological sites in southwest Colorado, and acted as an important community center for Ancestral Puebloan people from about A.D. 1150 to 1300. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with local archaeologist and researcher Fred Blackburn about this important prehistoric site, the history of research at the site, and how the site originally know as "Aztec Springs" became "Yucca House".
The archaeological remains at Hovenweep National Monument near the Colorado/Utah Border offer many mysteries that archaeologists are working on to find out more about these enigmatic prehistoric tower sites. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with archaeologist Jonathan Till about the latest research completed on pottery from Hovenweep, and what it tells us about its 13th century inhabitants.