Archaeology

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Apollo 17 astronaut and moonwalker to visit Anasazi Heritage Center

The Anasazi Heritage Center and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument hosts Dr. Jack Schmitt, who will present the lecture “Of Coyotes and Moon Landings” on Saturday, July 29. This presentation...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sunflower Theatre spotlights Montezuma archaeological project

Crow Canyon archaeology director Susan Ryan on Thursday spoke to a full house at the Sunflower Theatre about the Northern Chaco Canyon Outliers Project, an excavation that started in May on an...

DATE: July 9, 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: July 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

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Interior secretary suggests reducing Bears Ears National Monument

WASHINGTON – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday recommended that the new Bears Ears National Monument in Utah be reduced in size and said Congress should step in to designate how selected...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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County’s historic register starts with Haynie ruins

The first listing on the new Montezuma County Historic Register is an ancient ruins on private land off County Road L occupied between the sixth and 13th centuries.The Haynie site includes two...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Aztec Ruins to host archaeology lecture

A free lecture about a 4,000-year-old bison-processing site in the San Juan Basin will be offered at 7 p.m. June 2 at the Aztec Ruins National Monument. In the summer of 2013, before construction...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Historic homestead restored in Recapture Wash

This month, archaeologists and volunteers helped to stabilize and restore a historic frontier cabin near Blanding, Utah. The Shumway Cabin site, located on the banks of Recapture Wash, is part of...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Canyons of the Ancients group, BLM partner on land projects

After nearly dissolving in February, the Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance has found new life. On Wednesday, the friends group for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and the Bureau of Land...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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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