Archaeology

Canyons of the Ancients needs trail specialists

The Journal San Juan Mountains Association and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is recruiting volunteers for the trail information specialists program at Sand Canyon in Cortez. Volunteers...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Secrets of the Saguache stone snakes: A remarkable mystery endures

There are secrets in the San Luis Valley at the northern edge of the Sangre de Christo Mountains. One of the most interesting is the riddle of large stone snakes, who built them, when and why. I...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

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Forgotten rock-art panel attracting attention in Bluff

A recently rediscovered rock-art panel at the San Island Campground near Bluff, Utah, is now within the new Bears Ears National Monument. The ancient petroglyphs along the San Juan River were...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Walls of wonders: Dominguez and Escalante canyons

As the snow piles up, I think of warm desert hikes. One of my favorites is a place in Colorado that looks and feels like Utah, except rocks are gone. Dominguez Creek has some of the oldest rocks in...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fort Lewis College student fined for vandalizing Native site

The investigation into a group of Fort Lewis College students who vandalized ancient Native American sites in Utah was all but closed after one student came forward and took responsibility,...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mesa Verde plans 10 free days in 2017

The JournalMesa Verde National Park plans to waive entrance fees on 10 days in 2017, beginning with Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 16.“Fee-free days offer a wonderful time for new visitors to...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Crow Canyon archaeologist will be featured in cable series

An archaeologist at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center will be featured in an upcoming National Geographic documentary series, according to Crow Canyon’s website.Kyle Bocinsky, who is Crow Canyon’s...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fort Lewis College students vandalize Native American ruins in Utah

A group of Fort Lewis College students defaced ancient Native American ruins in the Comb Ridge area near Bluff, Utah, while on an outdoor retreat in October. According to FLC spokesman Mitch Davis,...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Zuni fetishes highlight ancient culture

Small, intricately carved fetishes of ceremonial animals and figures are a popular form of contemporary art created by the Zuni Tribe of eastern New Mexico. The origins and significance of the Zuni...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Crow Canyon hosts archaeological conference

A Dolores-based archeology organization is hosting a three-day conference at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center from Oct. 25-29 in Cortez. “Before Borders: Revealing the Greater Southwest’s...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kuwanwisiwma to present lecture series talk

The Journal Leigh Kuwanwisiwma, director of the Hopi Tribe Cultural Preservation Office, will present “The Hopi Connection to the Four Corners,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Crow Canyon...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Basketmaker III period archaeology lecture set

The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society will feature a talk by Shanna Diederichs on frontier colonization of the San Juan Region during the Basketmaker III period at 7 p.m....

DATE: Sept. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News